Monthly Archives: July 2014

Impact of UK’s Climate Change Mitigation Policies 2005 to 2013 – A Guest Blog

Today, I have posted a guest blog from Anthony Thompson… The BBC and the Science and Technology Committee of the House of Commons have recently announced that allowing climate sceptics to put their case should be avoided because it gives ‘false’ balance. … Continue reading

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Wishful thinking at the CBI

  I was struck by an article in The Sunday Telegraph of July 20th, by the CBI’s Deputy Director General Katja Hall.  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/comment/10978196/Lets-dispel-the-myth-we-lack-allies-in-Brussels.html.   “Let’s dispel the myth that we have no allies in Brussels”, it’s headlined.  And as an … Continue reading

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UKIP sets the agenda, …and drives the government re-shuffle

Perhaps the most striking feature of David Cameron’s extensive reshuffle is that is largely a defensive response to UKIP.  We are setting the agenda.  We are making the weather. The three main themes of the reshuffle were: Presenting a more … Continue reading

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Watch out for the food police!

As a politician with a broadly libertarian outlook, I’m getting increasingly frustrated by the government’s assumption that it’s entitled to tell us what to eat and drink.  I think it’s a fundamental right of all grown-ups in their right mind … Continue reading

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Surreal in Strasbourg

     Mr. Ferdinando Feroci Last night I attended a meeting in the Strasbourg parliament of the Industry Committee ITRE, which had been called for a hearing to approve a new Industry Commissioner, Mr. Ferdinando Feroci. http://www.europeanvoice.com/article/italy-names-nelli-feroci-as-temporary-european-commissioner/  He will be replacing the … Continue reading

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Beware of “Smart Meters”

They could allow Big Brother to turn off your lights Pretty soon you’ll be offered a “smart meter”, with all sorts of sales talk about the benefits and savings it will deliver.  But smart meters may not be all good … Continue reading

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