The BBC has been giving acres of space today to that nice Vince Cable in his quest to get rid of red tape. Of course, as usual, he has uttered not a peep about the biggest source of the deluge – the EU, and Martha Kearney did not even mention this when she interviewed him on WATO.

Shame, too, that BBC reporters missed the irony of this. Even while the bonfire under regulations was allegedly being lit, Mark Kinver tells us of new labyrinthine government “guidance” for organisations on “reporting greenhouse gas removals and emissions from domestic woodland creation” as part of the sacred climate change battle. The spanking new, 10-page, red tape extravaganza opens:

This annex provides guidance on reporting greenhouse gas removals and emissions from domestic woodland creation and should be consulted when investing in, and/or maintaining, any UK-based woodland project for carbon purposes, as an additional option to overseas projects that comply with DECC’s Quality Assurance Standard for Voluntary Carbon Offsetting. This annex sets out who should report on woodland emissions/removals and how you should report them. This guidance does not cover how to report removals or emissions associated with ongoing management of existing woodland.

Of course, Mr Kinver, reporting the new rules in the context of even more new insane bureaucracy from climate change fanatics the Woodland Trust, does not spot the irony, and is instead much more keen to push the RSPB’s perspective that – wonderful as the new red tape is – far more drastic measures are needed to save us all from the perils of temperature rises. As usual, you could not make it up.

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8 Responses to RED TAPE IDIOCY

  1. stevefb says:

    Not a fan of The Sun newspaper, but this quote is splendid.  
    “Way to go, Vince Cable. As the economy flatlines, the Business Secretary saves the day – by cutting regulations on the sale of chocolate liqueurs. ‘This is very radical – we are moving fast,’ declared Mr Cable as he went further by axing rules on fly spray and lowering the age for buying Christmas crackers… Thank goodness the Business Secretary didn’t do anything rash, like tackling the high taxes and red tape destroying enterprise.” 


  2. Gordon says:

    No mention that we need to utterlry demoralise  the public sector. Sack sack and sack again anyone who is in public employment. Western governments have behaved with a sense of prudence that would have put B. Madoff to shame!


  3. Millie Tant says:

    Every government that I can recall over the past 20-30 years has promised to cut red tape and has had deregulation units, better regulation units,  red- tape-cutting units, groups and czars and all sorts of initiatives and still they keep adding to it and still the regulation and the red tape grow.


  4. RGH says:


    This just goes on and on. And one see exactly how he operates.

    R.Black proceeds with his alarmism.

    This time the High Tundra.

    “Huge Arctic fire hints at new climate cue”

    He’s over egging it again.

    Compare with AAS report.

    For Global Warming, Tundra Fires’ Effects May Be Skin Deep

    There is just no holding Richard, is there?


  5. joseph sanderson says:

    If you remember the iconic ( faxed ) photo of the Polar Bear which was used as the ‘Cause Celebre’ for climate change, well it seems that the scientist in question has has been suspended and his work put under official investigation for possible scientific misconduct.

    Charles Monnett, a wildlife biologist, oversaw much of the scientific work for the government agency that has been examining drilling in the Arctic. He managed about $50m (£30.5m) in research project.

    In 2010 the Obama administration began an investigation into his work. The scientist was suspended with pay on 18 July. He is said to be under a gagging order and forbidden from communicating with his colleagues.

    It seems that yet another Mann clone has been found out and yet another climate change myth will be blown away, this coming on top of NASA admitting that “Satellite data from NASA covering 2000 through 2011 cast doubt on current computer models predicting global warming, according to a new study. The data shows that much less heat is retained by carbon dioxide in the earth’s atmosphere than is assumed in current models. ‘There is a huge discrepancy between the data and the forecasts that is especially big over the oceans,’

    I wait with baited breath to read how Mr Black at the BBC will attempt to either ignore the stories or spin the truth to fit his green agenda.


  6. London Calling says:

    The Woodland Trust is a beneficiary of the EU dictated Landfill Tax that is used by unelected ecoloons in Brussels to compel Britain to compel your local council to compel you to dance around like a puppet on a string, recycling. Personally I refuse. I suggest everyone else in this illegitimate chain of authority do the same.  What are they going to do – invade?

    Cameroon hides behind the “we have no choice but to obey” argument. Well we have a choice. The Coalition is now Green Labour.