Famine… The Most Deadly Horseman in the 21st Century?

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Widely covered by UK press of various perspectives, this one a little more objective:

Bank of England chief warns over ‘apocalyptic’ food price rises​


It's so bad, even the BoE has officially noticed. ;)

I'm guessing the Governor is a lurker on this thread..

"Andrew Bailey said he has “run out of horsemen” when counting the shocks facing Britain, with runaway energy and food costs driven by global market forces beyond his control."
 
It's so bad, even the BoE has officially noticed. ;)

I'm guessing the Governor is a lurker on this thread..

"Andrew Bailey said he has “run out of horsemen” when counting the shocks facing Britain, with runaway energy and food costs driven by global market forces beyond his control."
Printing money like it was going out of fashion didn't seem to be out of his control.
 
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Printing money like it was going out of fashion didn't seem to be out of his control.
All of this was inevitable when they decided to bail out the bankers in 2008. And the average person has been in a very slow recession ever since. Now it's just speeding up.
But no banker is going to take the blame.
 
It's so bad, even the BoE has officially noticed. ;)

I'm guessing the Governor is a lurker on this thread..

"Andrew Bailey said he has “run out of horsemen” when counting the shocks facing Britain, with runaway energy and food costs driven by global market forces beyond his control."

I’ve said is before, we have more than enough oil, gas and coal to meet our own energy needs at cost and sell the surplus on the open market at a profit, and keep this up for decades.

Any shortages we face are the result of deliberate policy decisions by our lords and masters - who will never feel the pinch themselves.
 

cymraeg

War Hero
I’ve said is before, we have more than enough oil, gas and coal to meet our own energy needs at cost and sell the surplus on the open market at a profit, and keep this up for decades.

Any shortages we face are the result of deliberate policy decisions by our lords and masters - who will never feel the pinch themselves.

Any links mate to the levels of oil gas etc we have access too?

Gen interest
 

TractorStats

Old-Salt
Any links mate to the levels of oil gas etc we have access too?

Gen interest
That's not how the energy market works. Physical reserves fall into three categories of Proven, Possible and Probable. Then the question is at what cost we can get it out of the ground. Of course at current very high prices all energy reserves look 'economic' but the truth is that much of the unexploited UK energy resource is simply not economic to exploit as a long term proposition.

The billions of tonnes of UK coal currently underground will remain there for ever more until all of the cheaper to exploit reserves around the World are exhausted. Why dig up energy reserves in the UK when its far cheaper to do it somewhere else and put on a giant ship?

I used to trade oil and also worked closely with the electricity and gas wholesale market. The bottom line is the UK has used up most of its energy reserves that can be exploited at a reasonable cost. Our future is to build import capacity and secure access to a wide range of potential supplies from the World market at lowest cost.
 

longhair

Old-Salt
There are mutterings and ruminations over in the "Russian Troop Movements ..." thread about the global impact that control over grain/plant oil sources will have, and a few have considered the specific effect on Africa.

Not wishing to drift too far in that thread, it may be appropriate here to bring an old film to the attention of readers;

The March 1990:

"A group of several thousand Africans migrate westward across northern Africa and sail across the Strait of Gibraltar to Europe."


It turns up from time to time on youtube and other such media sharing platforms Be sure that it is the one directed by David Wheatley from 1990, as the title has been used many times over the years.
 
Extract from Kyiv Post,

Scholz, Macron talk with Putin​

By AFP.
Published May 28 at 5:47 pm

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday, May 28, asked Russia’s Vladimir Putin to hold “direct serious negotiations” with his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky.

During an 80-minute conversation with the Russian president, the two EU leaders “insisted on an immediate ceasefire and a withdrawal of Russian troops,” the German chancellor’s office said.

Macron and Scholz urged Putin to have “serious direct negotiations with the Ukrainian president and (find) a diplomatic solution to the conflict.”

Putin warned the two leaders against ramping up arms supplies to Ukraine, saying they could further destabilise the situation in the pro-Western country.

He told Macron and Scholz that the continuing arms supplies to Ukraine were “dangerous”, warning “of the risks of further destabilisation of the situation and aggravation of the humanitarian crisis,” the Kremlin said.

The global food supply, which has been hit by Russia’s action in Ukraine, was also discussed.

Putin assured that he “wants to allow the export of grain from Ukraine, especially by sea,” the German chancellery said.

The three leaders also agreed on the “central role” the United Nations has to play to guarantee exports.


Link to full article: Scholz, Macron talk with Putin - KyivPost - Ukraine's Global Voice

Scholz and Macron... Hmm...
Is Putin looking for a way out of potentially causing to more deaths than Stalin or Mao?
Perhaps not the epitaph he wants after all? Most despised leader since Adolph Hitler.
 
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It's so bad, even the BoE has officially noticed. ;)

I'm guessing the Governor is a lurker on this thread..

"Andrew Bailey said he has “run out of horsemen” when counting the shocks facing Britain, with runaway energy and food costs driven by global market forces beyond his control."
Interesting read in last week's Big Issue, big pic of Martin Lewis featured as Britain's most influentual man on the front cover. In his article he too says he's run out of tools in respect of what to suggest to help people survive.
Enjoy your days, grow spuds. This civilisation is fooked.
 
There are mutterings and ruminations over in the "Russian Troop Movements ..." thread about the global impact that control over grain/plant oil sources will have, and a few have considered the specific effect on Africa.

Not wishing to drift too far in that thread, it may be appropriate here to bring an old film to the attention of readers;

The March 1990:

"A group of several thousand Africans migrate westward across northern Africa and sail across the Strait of Gibraltar to Europe."


It turns up from time to time on youtube and other such media sharing platforms Be sure that it is the one directed by David Wheatley from 1990, as the title has been used many times over the years.
It's already happened, the recce party recorded their journey along the Liverpool/Leeds canal, way back in 1970's... The Black Safari - BBC2 Comedy - British Comedy Guide
 
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