Our Glorious Leader Leo [not to be confused with our other Glorious Leader MeHole] was on the radio.
He assured us that the chances of power cuts this winter were very slim.
Why is it that this reassurance convinces me that the chances of not having power cuts are very slim? I have long held the opinion that when a politician takes to the airwaves to tell us not to worry, that that is sufficient reason to start worrying. They talk the direct opposite of reality.
We are having a bit of a cold snap at the moment. Leastwise, by Irish standards it’s a cold snap. Temperatures are hovering around the freezing and the snow that fell last night still hasn’t thawed. Unlike yesterday, there is actually a bit of a wind today. That should be good news for the leccy companies as their windmills must be churning out the stuff? I just checked. Currently they are providing about 10% of demand [and dropping] and the rest is made up mainly by gas and coal which of course the Greenies want to shut down.
Power cuts are a pain in the hole but not the end of the world here at The Manor. The worst aspect is the lack of heating as we then have to rely on bottled gas which is very stuffy and smelly. Heating is the number one priority here and we don’t scrimp on the oil. In fact I just ordered a top-up and the cost has dropped by around €200 for a full tank which is good news. Mind you, if the gubmint stopped grabbing their share it would knock a further €140 off the cost. Cunts.
Presumably when the power cuts start rolling, people with those leccy cars aren’t going to be able to charge them? Us old fashioned folk can have a few jerrycans of petrol in case of emergency but those new-fangled yokes are dead in the water once they have lost charge. Another good reason to avoid them?
There is a sense of deja vu in the air. I don’t remember when it was but I have fond memories of a time when the papers published a list of zones and the times they could expect blackouts on a rota system.
Back in the Seventies?