Monthly Archives: October 2014

An Open Letter to Fraser Nelson

Dear Fraser, I am a regular reader of your columns, and generally speaking an admirer of your practical and common-sense approach to political issues.  However I have recently noticed an increasingly pro-Tory and anti-UKIP bias, which I fear is leading … Continue reading

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The hidden costs of wind energy

The wind industry loves to claim that it’s approaching “Grid Parity” with proper grown-up generation.  But to do this they simply ignore the layer after layer of extra costs associated with wind. There are all the regressive subsidies to landowners, … Continue reading

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£1.7 bn for the Brussels Begging Bowl

  £1.7 bn for the Brussels Begging Bowl It is an outrage that Brussels has ambushed the British Prime Minister with an unexpected demand for an extra £1.7 billion — based on their re-assessment of Britain’s economic growth.  And David … Continue reading

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Is David Cameron making a fool of himself?

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Can’t Pay: Won’t Pay

Is David Cameron making a fool of himself? He reacted to Brussels’ sudden demand for £1.7 billion (yes, that’s Billion with a “B”, not million with an “M”) with apoplectic outrage.  It was wrong.  It was unacceptable.  He absolutely refused … Continue reading

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Bob Neill’s EU Referendum Bill

Bob Neill clearly has the enthusiastic support of his Tory colleagues Business for Britain is a great think-tank and campaigning organisation.  Recently they’ve been writing to businesses asking them to sign up to support Bob Neill’s EU Referendum Bill.  This is the … Continue reading

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Business supports Britain’s EU membership …. …..doesn’t it?

Whenever we get into a debate about EU membership, the euro-luvvies will come up with the assertion that all of British business, and all the British businesses groups like the CBI and BCC, support EU membership.  Heads of large companies, especially … Continue reading

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Guest blog by Christopher Monckton on climate change

Science is not, repeat not, done by consensus. Head-counting scientists forms no part of the scientific method. The fallacy of argument from consensus (or, as the medieval schoolmen sneeringly called it, the argumentum ad populum) has no place in any rational argument. Nor … Continue reading

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Fire-walking: A key skill for EU Commissioners?

The first Slovenian nominee for EU Commissioner, was Aleka Bratusek. As a result of odd electoral circumstances, she had managed to nominate herself, despite her party having just been voted out of office – but that’s another story.  She gave … Continue reading

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Cameron keeps digging

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Cameron keeps digging

                David Cameron is terrified of UKIP.  He’s afraid he’s going to lose the Rochester & Strood by-election.  And he knows that the biggest single issue he faces is public concern over mass … Continue reading

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Public meeting in Chichester

On Friday, I travelled down to Chichester for a UKIP meeting in the Assembly Rooms – and I was delighted to see that they were flying the Union Jack (OK – for purists – the Union Flag) over the building, … Continue reading

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Jaguar Untamed

Last night I attended a British Chamber of Commerce event at the British Ambassador’s residence sponsored by Jaguar Landrover,  We were addressed by Mike Wright, Executive Director of JLR, as well as West Midlands Labour MEP Siôn Simon, and Carlo … Continue reading

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Renewables re-visited

In my pre-political career, I spent four very happy years with United Distillers/Guinness plc (now Diageo), in Korea and Singapore.  Indeed I was “Mr. Johnnie Walker” in Korea.  In the course of my time with United Distillers, I visited a … Continue reading

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Reaching out to the Commonwealth

Last night I had the privilege of attending an event as a guest of recently appointed Pakistan Ambassador to the EU H.E. Naghmana A. Hashmi.  There were a number of UKIP MEP colleagues, as well as a solitary Green MEP, … Continue reading

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