Monthly Archives: November 2012

Why renewables threaten our economic future

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The Best News in Thirteen Years!

I just heard the best news in all the years I’ve been in Brussels.  I’m told that there’ll be an announcement next week on shale gas, which will show that we have indigenous UK gas resources for decades at current … Continue reading

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Fracking: Safety concerns

I recently received a letter from a voter who was thinking of joining UKIP, but concerned about our position on shale gas.  I thought my reply was worth sharing: Thank you for your letter, and I am very pleased to … Continue reading

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Left? Right? Or Common Sense?

Peter Oborne describes UKIP as “The Conservative Party in exile”.  Dan Hannan is arguing for some kind of deal between the Conservative Party and UKIP.  (Nigel Farage said he’d only consider it if Cameron gave a promise of an In/Out … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Rotherham fostering scandal

Maybe it’s time for a look back at the Rotherham fostering scandal, now that the initial fall-out has settled — although Damian Thomson said most of what needed to be said in his wonderful headline “Rotherham’s Stasi have handed UKIP … Continue reading

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Green Jobs? Ask 900 Tata steel workers

The government has launched its new energy policy, which is expected to push up domestic electricity bills by £170 a year.  And the redoubtable Tim Yeo MP rushes to assure us that this is “a price worth paying”.    But … Continue reading

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Close Bros — Not close enough

This morning on the BBC Today Programme, I heard Nancy Curtin,  Chief Investment Officer of Close Brothers Asset Management talking about the EU.  I was astonished by her ignorance and prejudice. First of all, she casually observed that “50% of British … Continue reading

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