Monthly Archives: February 2010

A little knowledge is a dangerous thing…..

Last night (Feb 25th) I did a question time event at Leicester Grammar School in Great Glen with inter alia Eric Goodyer (him of the Gatling Gun delivery), Labour candidate for Charnwood (good luck, Eric — you’re gonna need it!), … Continue reading

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Plenary Speech: Brux: Feb 24th. Sixty Seconds on the Valean Report

Madame Chairman: Some of the amendments we are considering tonight reflect our manic obsession with renewables. We are still concerned in this House about CO2 emissions, even as the theory of man-made climate change collapses before our eyes.  If we … Continue reading

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Little things which are sent to try us

Long day yesterday.  I was in the parliament by about seven o’clock (in the morning), and still there twelve hours later — attending a reception for an Asian cultural group, organised by a TV channel under threat from the Chinese … Continue reading

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Top Liberal says “National Identity leads to Auschwitz”

Guy Verhofstadt MEP, leader of the Liberal Group in the European parliament, has made an extraordinary attack on national identity in a Belgian newspaper, De Standaard, saying that its consequences “are the gas chambers of Auschwitz”.  His use of this … Continue reading

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Challenging the BBC on Climate

Copies of this letter have also been sent to: BBC environmental analyst Roger Harrabin and members of the BBC Trust Mark Thompson – Director General of the BBC White City Media Center 201 Wood Lane London W12 7TQ Dear Director … Continue reading

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Brussels agitprop

Out there on the wilder fringes of Euroscepticism you’ll find some strange ideas.  There are some who’d like to dismantle the Channel Tunnel.  I just hope that I’m not in it when it goes up, because I use it regularly.  … Continue reading

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The Alarmists Strike Back!

Reeling under the weight of revelations from the IPCC and the CRU, the Alarmists have nonetheless mounted a counter-attack.  A pretty trivial, pathetic counter-attack it is, but a counter-attack of sorts.  They have accused the sceptics of misquoting Sir John … Continue reading

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The Real Global Warming Disaster

Christopher Booker’s recent book “The Real Global Warming Disaster” is a brilliant read.  Of course he’s not referring to the rather modest warming we’ve experienced over the last hundred years, which is entirely natural, and on balance is likely to … Continue reading

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None so Blind……

A good example of the European Commission’s ability to stone-wall.  My question on ClimateGate.  Their answer. WRITTEN QUESTION P-6153/09 by Roger Helmer (ECR) to the Commission Subject:        Climategate In an event that has been referred to by the British media … Continue reading

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The BBC is Incorrigible!

This morning the BBC was announcing a new disaster in Kazakhstan.  Its glaciers are retreating, but it relies on them (says the BBC) to feed its rivers.  The loss of the Kazak glaciers would create a water resources disaster for … Continue reading

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Idols with Feet of Clay

Two of the great iconic ideas of recent years are disintegrating before our eyes.  Both the EU’s Single Currency, and the UN/IPCC’s climate alarmism, are almost literally breaking up as we watch. More and more commentators are coming out of … Continue reading

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CRU loses the plot

Professor Peter Liss, acting head of the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit in the temporary (or possibly permanent) absence of Phil Jones, has demonstrated a fundamental failure to understand the scientific method.  He asserts that climate sceptics have … Continue reading

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Daily Telegraph’s blatant falsehoods

Today, Feb 13th, the Daily Telegraph publishes a heavily edited version of my letter rebutting their false and defamatory article of Feb 10th regarding MEPs’ pensions.  For the original (and much angrier) version of my letter, see below.  The Feb … Continue reading

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News up-date: SWIFT data transfer

On Feb 11th, in my piece “Posturing by the Left in Strasbourg”, I wrote about the cynical way in which the Left blocked a data-transfer arrangement with the USA which would have assisted the fight against terrorism, and perhaps saved … Continue reading

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Appeal Court approves Hindu Cremation

News Update: recently (Jan 18th) I wrote about Hindu Davender Ghai, who was refused permission for a traditional Hindu open-air cremation. I argued that provided it did not offend others, and the smoke did not blow across their gardens, I … Continue reading

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