Monthly Archives: January 2010

Submission to the Committee of Enquiry from ROGER HELMER MEP (Conservative, East Midlands).

The Westminster Science and Technology Committee is undertaking a review of the CRU leaks, and has invited submissions. See below for my own submission:- Ground Floor Suite Three Crowns Yard High Street Market Harborough LE16 7AF Tel: 01858 465 204 … Continue reading

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“Act on CO2” Bedtime Story TV ads

The Advertising Standards Authority received 800 or so complaints (including one from an MEP — no prizes for guessing!) about the Department of Energy’s “Act on CO2” TV ads, which showed a small child being read a thoroughly alarmist bed-time … Continue reading

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Saving the elephants

We have a CITES (Convention on the Trade in Endangered Species) meeting in Brux currently, and lobbyists have descended in droves, including the serried ranks of IFAW and WWF. So yesterday evening saw me dining in the Stanhope Hotel with … Continue reading

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Roger Helmer MEP – Q&A session with Commissioner Andor

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The Green Card Trick

A new procedure has been introduced into the European parliament, to try to enliven the rather sterile and formulaic plenary “debates”, which tend to be little more than members reading short prepared speeches into the record as a basis for … Continue reading

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Climate: Debate on Copenhagen

UPDATE:- Click here to watch a video of my speech I have just come from the debate in Strasbourg on the EU Commission statement on Copenhagen.  I was struck by two things.  First there were six speakers from our European … Continue reading

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Degrees of Freedom

 I am sick to death of the way that the good and the great seem to imagine that they have a divine right to direct every detail of our lives — always, of course, for our own good.  And there … Continue reading

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Islamic Law and Hindu Cremation

There are many Islamists — plus, it seems, the Archbishop of Canterbury — who favour the inclusion of elements of Islamic Law into British law.  Indeed there are some Islamists who would like to see Britain adopt Sharia law wholesale. … Continue reading

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Gordon Brown: Champion of the Middle Classes?

Preposterous.  Utterly preposterous.  Gordon Brown is now seeking to present Labour as the party of middle class aspiration.  He and Ed Balls have clearly lost the core vote argument with Darling and Mandelson.  So Brown has had to emerge from … Continue reading

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The Heartland Institute

I was delighted to see The Heartland Institute featuring a summation of my climate science event held here in Brussels last November. You can find a link to their website here.  The Heartland Institute is a free market think tank … Continue reading

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Compounding Error

The Times (Dec 22nd) reports that post-Copenhagen, “Senior Conservatives” are lobbying Republicans in the US Senate to back Obama’s Climate Emissions Bill — Cap’n’Trade, or Tax’n’Trade, as many Republicans call it.   Copenhagen showed that when the chips are down, … Continue reading

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We can’t go on like this

Yet again, the European Court overrules measures which we have taken in Britain to protect ourselves against terrorist attacks Telegrapg, Jan 13th).   Under the 2000 Terrorism Act, the police can stop and search anyone in a designated area without … Continue reading

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Fancy a Commie Employment Commissioner?

The Hungarian Candidate for the post of Employment Commissioner, Mr. Laszlo Andor, fiercely denies being a Communist.  But he is the editor of a hard-left political journal, and is a standard-bearer for socialism in his country.  He opposes globalisation and … Continue reading

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Political Correctness vs Free Speech

Senator Harry Reid, described as “The top Democrat in the US Senate”, is facing pressure to resign over private remarks he made a couple of years ago about Barack Obama’s election prospects.  He said that the prospects were good because … Continue reading

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Make your mind up, Gordon!

Last week we stood back in amazement at the unfolding of the Hoon/Hewitt plot to unseat Gordon Brown — which may go down in the annals of the Labour Party as the most half-a**ed leadership coup plot of all time.  … Continue reading

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