Monthly Archives: May 2009

Where Eagles Dare!

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TRAITORS!

The BBC reports this morning that  group of “Tory Grandees” is issuing a broadside against David Cameron’s plans to take Conservative MEPs out of the ultra-federalist EPP group in the European parliament.   I have urged this policy within the … Continue reading

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Let’s keep a sense of proportion

The expenses scandal has been a disgrace.  No one can justify some of the things that have gone on, and quite rightly, party leaders have apologised on behalf of the whole political class.  Guilty or not, we are all tarred … Continue reading

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Vignettes from the stump (2)

It’s like the Marie Celeste out there I have to admit that I find it absurdly touching, and humbling, to stand canvassing on the doorstep and to be told by the householder that she (it usually is “she” through the … Continue reading

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MEPs: Millionaires after one term?

Personally, I’m getting a bit bored with sensational tabloid stories claiming that an MEP can trouser a million pounds in just one five-year term.  They seem to start from the assumption that all the available allowances go straight into the … Continue reading

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The spectacular irrelevance of Alan Johnson

Alan Johnson MP, described as Secretary of State for Health, must be in need of medicine himself.  Or perhaps he’s been taking something.   He is faced with a situation where voters are losing their jobs, and some are losing … Continue reading

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COOL THINKING ON CLIMATE CHANGE:

Why the EU’s climate alarmism is both mistaken and dangerous. The Bruges Group recently invited me to write an extended paper on Climate Alarmism, in the context of the EU’s Energy and Climate policies.  I now have the first copy … Continue reading

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Campaigning in Skegness

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Vignettes from the stump

During the current election campaign I can’t keep up my customary blog rate, but I have to share with you my experience this afternoon at a hustings event organised in Oakham by the NFU. All seven candidates who turned up … Continue reading

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Africa needs Trade, not Aid

Some people say that Africa needs “A new Marshall Plan” of massive aid to drag it out of poverty and set it on the road to prosperity and self-sufficiency.  Yet they seem unaware that in the last fifty years, Africa … Continue reading

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Sea Level Rise: “The Greatest Lie Ever Told”

I have just been reading a booklet on sea level rise by Nils-Axel Mörner, former Head of Paleogeophysics and Geodynamics at Stockholm University, and President of the INQUA commission on Sea Level Changes and Coastal Evolution.  If you are unfamiliar … Continue reading

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Al Gore: Green man denies greed

I just watched a Fox News video clip, featuring Marc Morano, a prominent American climate realist whom I met at the Heartland Conference in New York in March.  If you have any interest in the climate issue, it’s worth watching, … Continue reading

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