Monthly Archives: July 2010

Met Office: “Unequivocal evidence of global warming”

Yesterday I posted my blog piece reviewing Steve Goreham’s book “Climatism!”. And the same day we heard about a new report, apparently prepared jointly by our own Met Office and the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), which claims … Continue reading

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“Climatism!”: A Must-Read Book on Climate Alarmism

I’ve recently reviewed a number of excellent books on aspects of the climate debate.  But I want to tell you about the book I’ve just read: “Climatism”. I was at the Heartland Climate Conference in Chicago in May, when I … Continue reading

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This is a letter which I just sent to Friends of the Earth on the subject of Cap’n’Trade

Sarah-Jayne Clifton, International Climate Campaigner, Friends of the Earth Dear Sarah-Jayne, Thank you for your letter of June 11th (forwarded from a previous address).  I was astonished to find that I fully agree with your statement that “carbon trading is … Continue reading

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Memo to America: Don’t do Cap’n’Trade!

Senator Harry Reid denounces Republican opposition to President Obama’s Cap’n’Trade proposals as “dangerous”.  Senator Reid is wrong.  It is the Climate Bill itself which is dangerous.  Fortunately the Bill’s recent set-back could well be terminal. Emissions trading is wrong at … Continue reading

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Some minor carping from the sidelines

I yield to no one in my admiration for David Cameron. Just back from a successful trip to the States, he is now on a key mission to India, via Ankara. If he is not yet bestriding the world like … Continue reading

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If Turkey joins the EU, we should leave

David Cameron in Ankara has said that “prejudice” is blocking Turkish accession to the EU. That’s the kind of cheap shot we’d expect from a Labour politician discussing immigration, not from a Conservative Prime Minister. He should pause and reflect … Continue reading

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Time for a Con-Lab pact on nuclear power?

The former Labour government, after years of prevarication, had finally come round to accepting the need for new nuclear capacity – at least to replace old capacity coming to the end of its life, and perhaps to increase the overall … Continue reading

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The legality of a burka ban

My good friend and Kettering MP Philip Hollobone recently caused a bit of a stir by saying that he would decline to talk face-to-face with a burka-wearing constituent who insisted on staying veiled. Today we hear that the human rights … Continue reading

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Demand the Right to Free Speech!

In yesterday’s press, there was the story of an unnamed Magistrate, who was reprimanded, and ordered to take remedial training, because he berated a foreign defendant whom he accused of “coming to our shores and abusing our hospitality”.  This, according … Continue reading

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Wind Farms: Councils can specify a set-back distance

Planning applications for wind farms are breaking out like a rash across the East Midlands Region (and elsewhere).  They are causing great distress to local communities.  Their low frequency noise, flicker and strobe effects can have serious health consequences for … Continue reading

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On Caravans, I agree with Clarkson

I have to admit that I tend to agree with Jeremy Clarkson on caravans.  OK.  Hands up.  I confess.  I agree with Jeremy Clarkson on practically everything, but especially caravans. Partly this is sheer selfishness, born of the rage and … Continue reading

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We all love Libraries – don’t we?

Some things you just don’t criticise or question.  Things like The Queen Mother (God Bless Her Memory); Motherhood and Apple Pie; and of course Public Lending Libraries.  I can still remember the peace and quiet of public libraries that I … Continue reading

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Why France, and Philip Hollobone, are right on the Burka Ban

Damian Green thinks a ban on the burka (burqa) would be “un-British”.  Maybe he should reflect that the burka itself is rather un-British to start with. As an instinctive libertarian, I must admit that my first thought was to oppose … Continue reading

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Time for Obama to back off on BP

The United States needs BP.  It needs BP’s expertise in the on-going effort to cap the leak in the Gulf – and to keep it capped.  It needs BP’s money and expertise to sustain the very expensive clean-up operation that … Continue reading

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Climate Change: The books keep coming!

Back in October 2009, I blogged about John Etherington’s book “The Wind Farm Scam, foreword by Christopher Booker, blurb by David Bellamy.  It’s an excellent dissection of the folly of wind power, and I strongly recommend it. It seems that … Continue reading

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