Monthly Archives: October 2009

Why euro-sceptics should back Miliband

At the back end of September, US President Obama made a whistle-stop visit to the International Olympic Committee in Copenhagen to set the seal on the bid of his home city, Chicago, for the 2016 Olympics.  Hours later, in what … Continue reading

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Stern Warning to go Vegetarian – (but first eat the dog)

Lord Stern, the pin-up economist of the climate hysteria movement, and author of of the Stern Report on the costs of global warming, has delivered himself of a new gem.  He predicts that “eating meat could become as socially unacceptable … Continue reading

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The Peckleton Walk

On Sunday Oct 25th I joined local MP David Tredinnick and a group of villagers outside Peckleton Village Hall, in Leicestershire, to set off on a walk over the local fields to see an anemometer mast on the site of … Continue reading

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The scandal of the Derby Two

  I have warned repeatedly that the European Arrest Warrant would lead to the extradition of British citizens to foreign jurisdictions, where their treatment would fail to meet decent standards of justice.  We now have a case in point, here … Continue reading

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I attend a Speed Awareness Course

On Friday October 23rd it was my privilege to attend a Speed Awareness Course, run by Leicestershire County Council at Syston.  Yes.  I admit it. Hands up.  I was done for 36 mph in a 30 limit, on the Welford … Continue reading

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Promises, promises, Gordon

Gordon Brown predicted the start of economic recovery in the third quarter.  Instead, the economy shrank by 0.4% on the preliminary figures.  Unabashed, our Prime Minister now returns to the fray to say that he promises — yes, promises — … Continue reading

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Nick Griffin on Question Time

Everyone is talking about Nick Griffin’s rather tentative and embarrassing performance on Question Time, and whether the BBC should have invited him, so I’ll add my tuppenceworth.   I absolutely condemn the racist and fascist BNP, and I hope that … Continue reading

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York Climate Week

The image below gives an outline of the programme with times and venue, with more details available on the website http://www.tfa.net/climateweek/about-climate-week.html Speakers from the Green Party, Friends of The Earth and Greeenpeace are joined by politicians and others including Prof. … Continue reading

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High Drama in the Hemicycle

Occasionally, just occasionally, we have genuine moments of high drama in the Hemicycle voting sessions.  Today, we voted a proposal that was entitled “Press Freedom in Europe”.  A typical EU title, full of motherhood and apple pie.  Who could oppose … Continue reading

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Vaclav Klaus is a Star!

The last man standing.  The last free European.  The little Dutch boy with his finger in the dyke.  The only man standing for freedom and democracy against the might of the Brussels machine, while half a million Europeans are dragooned … Continue reading

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Latest podcast on fisheries

To listen to my latest podcast on the subject of fisheries click here.

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Labour’s assault on private education

Andrew Hind, the Chief Executive of the Charity Commission, writes to the Sunday Telegraph (Oct 18th) to deny that the Commission is making decisions on the charitable status of fee-paying schools “in order to suit its own political agenda”.  He … Continue reading

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The Common Fisheries policy: A Three-Way Disaster

The EU common fisheries policy is a classic example of one of those European policies which nobody can justify, and yet nobody can significantly change.    The Common Fisheries Policy over decades has been a disaster for consumers, who have … Continue reading

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“The Wind Farm Scam”

Even if you accept the theory of man-made climate change, wind turbines are a rotten way to reduce CO2 emissions, or to improve energy security.  Wind farms are only viable with a complex structure of indirect subsidies, which amount to … Continue reading

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Yes but…….

Let me risk public anger and the wrath of tax-payers by saying an unfashionable word in defence of Westminster MPs.   Much of what they did in the big expenses scandal was, of course, indefensible.  I personally was shocked by … Continue reading

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