Monthly Archives: November 2010

Cancun Climate Summit

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Heaven help us — here comes Harriet Lansley!

If there was one thing that really riled Conservatives in the dying days of the late-but-unlamented Labour administration, it was the posturing of Harriet Harman.  She managed to epitomise all that was worst about the sanctimonious, politically-correct, intrusive Labour Nanny … Continue reading

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When will Cameron catch up with the Party and the country?

On Saturday, I was invited to speak at the Glasgow University Conservative Association St. Andrews dinner, in the Bridie Library in the Students’ Union. Arriving in Glasgow around lunch-time, I was able to visit the Glasgow School of Art (Charles … Continue reading

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Daily Express calls for Britain to leave the EU

Three Cheers for the Daily Express.  Indeed three cheers and a chorus of Rule Britannia.  At long last a national newspaper has come out and said what more and more people — and more and more Conservatives — believe. Other … Continue reading

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The Cancun Climate Conference

In December, I plan to go to the Cancun Climate Conference in Mexico.  I expect it to be as much a success as Copenhagen last year — in other words, it will fail, and I want to be there to … Continue reading

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Public Forum: Climate Change

To watch me take part in a recent debate on Climate Change, click here.

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Why the British loan to Ireland is wrong, wrong, wrong

· We’re told we have to support a good trading partner.  That’s like a business making a loan to an old customer who’s gone bust, so that the customer can keep on buying.  Not a good way to run a business.  … Continue reading

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Is the Single Market really up there with Motherhood and Apple Pie?

On Thursday as I was flying home from Brux, I bumped into my West Midlands colleague Malcolm Harbour in the airport lounge, and I asked him how his week had gone.  He told me (with, I suspect, a certain satisfaction) … Continue reading

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“EU Membership is in our national interest”

I have written and video’d and podcasted at some length on the Coalition’s riotously silly EU Bill.  That’s the one which promises us a referendum on EU power-grabs whenever ministers think it appropriate to do so, or which in other … Continue reading

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The euro crisis — which way for Greece?

For a long time I’ve pondered the position of Greece in the eurozone.  They face disaster if they remain members.  But then they face disaster if they leave.  So which is the lesser evil? I think I’ve resolved the matter … Continue reading

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Euro: the End-Game?

 The situation with regard to the euro is becoming ever more surreal.  The Portuguese Finance Minister Fernando Teixeira has said that “Contagion is spreading” and that “The whole eurozone is at risk”.  No less an authority than German Chancellor Angela … Continue reading

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The EU Bill, and the Referendum Lock

I have just published a Tweet which some readers will consider incendiary (Tim Montgomerie Tweeted “Wow! Strong stuff from Roger Helmer”), and of which I shall no doubt hear more. It read: “The EU/Sovereignty Bill is transparently futile spin. It … Continue reading

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Video on the EU budget

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Can we trust the Tory High Command on Europe?

Listen to my podcast recorded for Tory Radio by clicking this link.

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Scientific American readers’ survey rejects Warmism

I cannot recall ever before seeing such a huge mismatch between the views of the establishment — the politicians, the media, the chattering classes — and real people, on any issue.  The leaders have hitched their wagons to climate hysteria, … Continue reading

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