Opinion – Lights Out in Britain for the Coal Industry – Stephen Castle – The New York Times – John Gelmini

Tyrannosaurus rex, Palais de la Découverte, Paris

Tyrannosaurus rex, Palais de la Découverte, Paris (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Sketch of Richard Mentor Johnson free...

English: Sketch of Richard Mentor Johnson freeing a man from debtors’ prison. Johnson was an advocate of ending the practice of debt imprisonment throughout his political career. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Dr Alf brings us an excellent and timely post.

The UK coal industry and the coal industry in the West will disappear because of the so-called “Climate Change” agreement from Paris which others will pay lip service to but not ratify.

Manual work will become the province of robots so Trades Unions will go the way of the dinosaurs and disappear into folk memory just as lamplighters, highwaymen, Parochial Beadles, workhouses, hangmen, debtors prisons and credit drapers have done since Charles Dickens first started writing his searing portrayals of life in his day.

John Gelmini

Opinion – White House urges Greece to reach agreement on bailout terms with the EU | News | DW – John Gelmini

Dr Alf asks what next.

Sadly, it is going to be crunch-time and a “weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth”.

This time the “Parochial Beadle”, in the form of Angela Merkel plus Christine Lagarde from the IMF are going to have to tell “Oliver Twist”(Greece) no more.

Despite the exhortations of the Americans, the Greeks will be thrown out of the Eurozone and out of the Euro and will have to return to the Drachma.

The rest of us will have to ring-fence ourselves against the resultant financial contagion and turmoil and let this benighted country and its perverse and duplicitous leaders solve their own problems.

Ultimately, it’s up to the Greeks to decide their destiny.

John Gelmini