Monthly Archives: September 2008

Energy Security: the Killer Directive

I have written extensively on energy issues.  But there is one particular problem that I have not mentioned, and that is the EU’s Large Combustion Plant Directive.  It was mentioned by Tim Boswell MP at a meeting of Conservatives in … Continue reading

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The death of capitalism?

Politicians are frequently criticised for having pre-packaged opinions on every subject under the sun, so it’s a refreshing change to take stick for not having expressed a view on a current issue.   A recipient of my newsletter is upset … Continue reading

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The Freedom Zone is perhaps the biggest fringe event that has ever happened at a Party Conference.  Organised by The Freedom Association, it will be two whole days of events — Monday 29th September and Tuesday 30th, in the Austin … Continue reading

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Roger Helmer on Sarah Palin

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UK’s energy crisis — the storm is about to break

No matter how confident you are in your opinions, it’s always good when others come out of the woodwork to support your point of view.   I’ve been batting on for some time about the threat to Britain’s energy security … Continue reading

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Fringe meeting at a fringe Party Conference

Yesterday I addressed The Freedom Association (TFA) fringe meeting at the Lib-Dem Party Conference.  After a journey from Brussels too challenging to describe (I’m trying not to take the Channel Tunnel fire personally), I found myself in a meeting room … Continue reading

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A Fundamental Challenge to the Rule of Law

In Maidstone Crown Court, Six Greenpeace climate change activists have been cleared of causing £30,000 of criminal damage at the Kingsnorth coal-fired power station, in a verdict that is expected to embarrass the government and lead to more direct action … Continue reading

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Contempt for Democracy, EU-style

The Irish government has published the results of opinion research, carried out by the polling company Millward Brown IMS, into the reasons for the recent Irish NO vote on the Lisbon Treaty (a.k.a. the European Constitution).  And guess what.  The … Continue reading

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BBC comes over all alarmist

Pursuing its campaign of climate alarmism, the BBC World Service today headlines the news of a receding Arctic ice-cap.  They say that melting is “nearly as bad as last year” — which I take it means that there is less … Continue reading

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STOP PRESS (From 1817)

‘It will have come to your Lordships’ knowledge that a considerable change of climate, inexplicable at present to us, must have taken place in the Circumpolar Regions, by which the severity of the cold that has for centuries past enclosed … Continue reading

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GM Foods — No Risk, No Evidence of Harm

At a briefing from the EU’s Joint Research Centre (JRC, on Sept 10th, I heard about their work on GM foods.  The JRC is a very highly-regarded research organisation, engaged on a wide range of projects.  It is just … Continue reading

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Bad news for Butchers

Rajendra Pachauri is the Chairman of the IPCC — the deeply compromised UN climate change body that is presented as a scientific consensus, but is starting to look more and more like a political campaign.  Mr. Pachauri is a vegetarian.  … Continue reading

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Oil and Gas Security

I thought I would share some recent correspondence I had with the Labour PPC for Charnwood Eric Goodyer on the subject of Oil and Gas Security:- Good morning Roger I hope that you are well. Putting aside our differences on … Continue reading

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Philip Lardner reinstated

Philip Lardner has been reinstated by the Scottish Conservative Party as our candidate for North Ayrshire and Arran.   Philip is an excellent Conservative and a member of The Freedom Association (TFA).  I recently shared a platform with him at … Continue reading

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Climate Change: The Report Stage

For a year or so I have been sitting on the European parliament’s Temporary Committee on Climate Change, which of course with a few honourable exceptions is populated by passionate climate alarmists and Little Green Devils.  I have been not … Continue reading

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