Richard North, EU Referendum, posts on the threat that, according to the Telegraph, a water tariff that rises as householders use more may have to be imposed to discourage them using up Britain's dwindling supplies.
Probably little known by the British public is that water, per se, is an EU competence and one which they laid down their marker with the "Directive 2000/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a framework for the Community action in the field of water policy", back in December 2000.
Courtesy of The Albion Alliance Presents, which provides raw information from the EU as it is issued, comes notice of a report (opens in Adobe Reader) produced by the European Environment Agency (EEA). Bearing in mind this report, referring to the Directive linked to above and which is more commonly known as the Water Framework Directive, in the Foreward states that it should be more widely applied and developed, can only suggest that another directive will be forthcoming in the near future.
As Richard North notes, has not the increased population brought about the increased need for water? Yet another 'not thought through policy' by our political elite when opening the doors to unlimited immigration. Mind you, this is but another example whereby we, the public, once again pay for the mistakes made by our political elite - who, in our wisdom, we re-elect year after year; but again I digress. The Telegraph report to which Richard North links includes the words: "....better management of household usage...." which sounds to me more like politic-speak for the fluid equivalent of power cuts. I would hazard a guess that the report by Michael Norton, referred to in the Telegraph article, will be no more than a rewording of the EEA report.
Still, none of my fears can come to pass, can they - after all, we are assured by our political elite that they govern our country; but, to quote Ronald Reagan, there I go again - digressing........
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