Monthly Archives: January 2016

Climate of Fear

It’s now clear that the “IN” Campaign will rely primarily on fear as a motivator.  Brexit is a leap into the unknown, they say, which will leave Britain “isolated and marginalised”.  Our economy, our trade, our jobs, our security will … Continue reading

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Matters of Faith

The Reverend Peter Mullen is a distinguished member of the Clergy, and for many years has been Chaplain of the Freedom Association.  He casts an acerbic and unforgiving eye on the follies of modern Anglicanism.  He has given me his … Continue reading

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UKIP Myths?

There’s a leaflet circulating in the East Midlands purporting to expose six “UKIP Myths”.  The biggest myth, of course, is that UKIP ever said any of the things they claim.  Let’s look at them one by one. Myth #1: “We … Continue reading

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The Death of Peak Oil

Only it isn’t happening like that! For years – for decades – we all assumed that oil was a finite resource, that global supplies were being progressively depleted, that oil would become scarce, and that oil prices (and by association … Continue reading

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EU’s central planning approach is inimical to innovation – Roger Helmer MEP

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COP21: Institutionalised lunacy

  The recent Paris climate conference urged electrification on a scale that would require at least three Terawatts of extra generating capacity in the UK.  That’s 750 Drax-sized power stations, or 1½ million wind turbines.  Lunacy, or what?  The following … Continue reading

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Open Letter to Nick Herbert

Dear Nick: I have read the report on the launch of your “Conservatives for Reform in Europe” campaign.  I have been in politics for seventeen years, but I don’t think I have ever seen an example of a senior politician … Continue reading

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89% of big businesses don’t want what the EU will become

We all know that big business is in favour of EU membership, don’t we?  After all, as Welsh First Minister Carwyn Jones put it to Nigel Farage in the Cardiff debate, “The CBI says we must stay in the EU”.  … Continue reading

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A contest of externalities

The Greens and the Warmists regularly assert, as if it were undisputed and self-evident, that “fossil fuel subsidies greatly exceed renewables subsidies”.  Like Goebbels, they seem to think that if you repeat a big enough lie often enough, people will … Continue reading

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Great alliteration, wrong conclusion

I’ve always been an admirer of alliteration (as regular readers of my blog will be painfully aware).  I’m a great fan of Anglo Saxon poetry with its emphasis on alliteration rather than rhyme, though I regret to say that I … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Booker’s Sunday Column

I yield to no one in my respect and admiration for Christopher Booker.  Almost single-handedly in the media, he has made the case for common sense on Europe, on climate, and on a range of other issues.  I guess he … Continue reading

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Liar or Fool?

It would be profoundly ungentlemanly if I were to accuse a woman of lying.  So when it comes to the delicate question of whether Energy Secretary Amber Rudd is mendacious, or just plain ignorant and foolish, with regard to her … Continue reading

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