Sunday, 31 July 2016
Some of Number 10's Current Most Awkward Spending Choices:
CONTINUE POINTLESS METHADONE,
COMMIT TO HINKLEY NOW ALSO
POINT-LESS NUCLEAR POWER
SAVE £BILLIONS BY ADOPTING A SAFER
ALTERNATIVE FOR BOTH.
At first sight, two sets of unrelated expenditure, except that they are both unnecessarily massively funded by the U.K. Taxpayer.
If estimates are right, and it IS going to cost only as little as £18+BILLION to build a new nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point in Somerset, how does consideration of this massive expenditure and long term commitment stack up against the even more massive and long term commitment of £8.46 BILLION the U.K. Government's National Audit Office reports we spend EACH & EVERY YEAR across various State Departments - on maintaining 180,000 U.K. N.H.S. prescription addicts on methadone and other Opioid Substitution so-called “Therapies”.
A so-called “treatment” system which “manages” but never cures a heroin user of addiction – a user who will live for an average of 40 years at an annual overall cost of over £47,000 per legal methadone addict – all at U.K. Taxpayer expense, and approaching nearly £2 MILLION POUNDS for each and every one of those 180,000 methadone prescribed lifetimes ! (i.e. £338.4 BILLION over the next 40 years !)
This costly and ineffective “addict management” process might just be endured if there was no alternative, but for 50 years in 49 countries, 55 to 69+% of addicts have been curing themselves with a self-help residential addiction recovery training programme at 98 Centres (inc. prison units) for a ONCE ONLY fee of £29,000 to £39,000. But this programme is constantly black-balled out of existence by psycho-pharmaceutical vested interests who want their daily supplying of profitable Opioid Substitution “Therapy” (such as methadone and buprenorphine) to continue for ever.
On the power generation side. with locally installed windmills and domestic solar panels, heat pumps and thermo-dynamic panels, etc., etc., all increasingly proving themselves as viable non-carbon and non-nuclear energy sources, the new British Cabinet are right to be taking the time for an up-to-date review of energy policies.
Not least because LOCAL DOMESTIC energy production has advanced in leaps and bounds since Hinkley “C” was first mooted 20 years ago, so that:
1) the providing of thousands of now proven smaller locally located energy producing installations in our homes would spread employment benefits ACROSS THE COUNTRY, all based on local U.K. investors and equipment production rather than on French, Chinese or other input, and,
2) instead of waiting one or two more decades for a new nuclear plant to start delivering its energy at guaranteed exorbitant prices, with terrifyingly massive Chernobyl type security and waste disposal problems - an expansion of heat pump and thermo-dynamic panel provision could start next year, and these systems don't even rely on the sun shining or the wind blowing in order to deliver 24/7 every week of the year, day and night, winter and summer alike !
N.B. Increased widespread employment opportunities are what we would also need for recently rescued former drug addicts seeking to enter a productive life in their local community to the benefit of themselves, their families and the whole British economy.
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