How can you tell when Dave Cameron’s lying? | James Delingpole

October 6, 2010

I’m not sure exactly what it is like being eaten alive by bullet ants. But I can’t imagine that the experience can be significantly more excruciating than the ordeal I’ve just endured listening to the hot-needles-in-the-eye bilge and twaddle being spouted by David Cameron at the Tory party conference.

It reminded me a lot of the speeches Tony Blair used to give: the verbless sentences; the classical oppositions; the long, long lists, delivered with well rehearsed comic timing, of the government’s achievements and the opposition’s failings. It wasn’t Dave’s finest hour, but there was just enough red meat in it to satisfy those many Conservatives disappointed by the wet direction his Coalition has been taking. Apart from his ‘let me just get off my chest all the terrible things Labour have done’ comedy riff, the lines that drew the biggest applause were the ones where he claimed to believe that he didn’t think “wealth creators” were “dirty words.”

Does this mean David Cameron has any intention to do anything that might actually encourage the entrepreneurship he claims to so admire? Does it hell. As the Wall Street Journal notes, the Coalition is committed to policies more likely to drive (still more of our) entrepreneurs to Switzerland than to keep them here ‘creating wealth.’

Yet even as Mr. Osborne championed that instinct to get rich, he flipped his rhetoric to argue for why Britain’s current and future rich should pay an ever-higher price for their success. “Those with the most, need to pay more,” Mr. Osborne said, citing “fairness” as he defended his government’s decision to keep marginal income-tax rates at 50%, and its hike of the top capital-gains rate to 28% from 18%. In order to maintain Britain’s welfare state while shrinking its budget deficit of 11% of GDP, the government needs higher tax revenues.

David Cameron is dangerous in the same way that Tony Blair was dangerous – because he sounds so plausible. He has the capacity to tell his audience whatever it is they want to hear – and persuade them that he is speaking the truth, no matter how much evidence he has previously afforded them to the contrary.

How can you tell Dave Cameron’s lying? The same way you used to be able to with Tony Blair: when his lips move.

There are no principles here; there is no thought-through ideological grounding. This is the pursuit of power for power’s sake, dressed in the garb of the ‘reasonable middle way’ and ‘social justice’. Like the Blair project, it stinks. Like the Blair project, by the time it unravels Cameron will have gone, and some other poor Tory sod – a real one next time, let’s hope – will be left with the job Thatcher had to do after Ted Heath and clean up the Augean mess.

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Posted on 7th October 2010Author jamesCategories Blog

4 thoughts on “How can you tell when Dave Cameron’s lying?”

  1. orkneylad says:7th October 2010 at 4:31 pmJD,

    Life feels good. :-)

    Best,
    OL

  2. orkneylad says:7th October 2010 at 4:41 pmJD,

    You’re doing a great job just now, you have my warmest regards.

    Lindzen: Why you should not worry
    http://www.glebedigital.co.uk/blog/?p=190

  3. orkneylad says:7th October 2010 at 6:38 pmJD,

    Edmund Blackadder on Facebook LMFAO…..you have GOT to see this……take a moment, don’t wet yourself.
    http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/pages/Edmund-Blackadder/42129133997

    Best,
    OL

  4. orkneylad says:7th October 2010 at 6:40 pmBalssed up the code, but you get where it is mate.

    Enjoy the implosion.
    OL

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‘Anyone who thought Love Actually was a bit crap please leave…’ | James Delingpole

October 5th, 2010

It’s here. The long awaited and entirely inevitable Downfall parody of the Richard Curtis ‘No Pressure’ snuff video. And it’s a good ‘un. (H/T Eugenia Tweed) (Congratulations to Boiling Frog who made it)

My favourite line is

My favourite line: “I even included the Jewish team Tottenham Hotspur in the film and still they accuse me of Nazi practices….”

While we’re on the subject, I highly recommend this analysis of the 10:10 debacle from Germany, courtesy of classical liberal thinker Steffen Hentrich. (H/T Ravenscar)

“What do we do with people who do not wish to join in the climate protection movement propagated upon us by environmental activists and politicians? You just blow them up and justify it by claiming these few non-conformists are nothing when compared to the 300,000 people who have supposedly already died because of climate change so far. For this number there is no scientific basis, just climate models.

Just 65 years after the end of National Socialism, under whose dehumanizing ideology millions of human beings were murdered in the most brutal manner, and 21 years after the fall of communism, where its collective Weltanschauung claimed just as many lives, and only 9 years since the attacks on the WTC, which claimed thousands of lives because of religious fanaticism, a radical environmental movement today does not even bother to hide how it would like to deal with people who do not agree with its end of the world scenarios and prefer to opt out of its simplistic world rescue program.”

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  1. John says:October 8, 2010 at 3:36 pmDear Mr Delingpole,
    After reading your article on the Bilderberg group, I have come to the conclusion you are the journalistic equivalent of rocking horse poo, not bad, but very rare. Your honesty may make you enemies. I sincerely hope you have friends in high places. Good luck!

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Why the Child Benefit cuts have made me despise Cameron’s ‘Conservatives’ even more than I did already | James Delingpole

October 5, 2010

Not because it’s going to leave my family nearly two grand a year out of pocket. But because of the way the Conservatives have made such heavy weather of it. Really, the case for cutting child benefit for the (relatively) affluent middle classes ought to be a no-brainer. How can it possibly make sense to have a system where the government steals earners’ income through taxes and then gives a tiny sliver of it back to them with a prissy label attached saying: “This is to be spent on your children?” As if, somehow, left to their own devices, salaried parents would instead blow their wodge on Albanian donkey porn and Krispy Kreme donuts?

There are two reasons we have been brought to this sorry pass.

1. The cultural hegemony of the BBC. What’s the BBC’s reaction to this modest and perfectly sensible economy measure? The same as it is with any attempt to reduce the power of big government: to scour the land in search of middle-class parents likely to be “hit” by this assault on their inalienable right to be treated like supplicants by the government and broadcast their bleatings as “proof” that this new measure is “unjust”. And where the BBC leads, the newspapers follow. Even right wing newspapers. So long as the BBC is permitted to go on setting our cultural agenda – by forever adopting the default position “Why can’t the government do MORE to improve our lives?” this country is stuffed.

2. The abject moral cowardice of Dave Cameron and his goons. Sure it’s hard arguing the case for lower taxation and smaller government in a nation which has been sucking on the teat of the state for decades. But if the Conservatives aren’t capable of doing it, then it’s time those of us who believed in this country’s economic future switched their votes to a party that did.

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Cult splatter flick director Richard Curtis talks about the film that made him famous | James Delingpole

October 5, 2010

Cult splatter flick director Richard Curtis talks about the film that made him famous

Curtis 10:10

Herr Curtis congratulates the 10:10 team on a job well done.You thought that renowned writer/director/comic Richard Curtis was keeping schtum over his recent internet viral “hit”. But blogger Grumpy Old T— has been given exclusive access to an interview in which the great man discusses his oeuvre shot by shot. (H/T Max Farquar)

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Richard Curtis’s snuff movie: A joke? A canny marketing strategy? I don’t think so.

Curtis’s Green Disaster

Richard Curtis’s eco-fascist snuff movie was a disaster for the green movement, I think we can all agree.

Well, not quite all of us to judge by one or two bizarre comments and newspaper responses I’ve seen today. Let’s just dispense with a few of them.

1. It was an internet “hit.”
Yes, it surely was. In much the same way that the Jonathan Ross/Russell Brand ‘Sachsgate’ tapes were a hit or the Paris Hilton sex tapes were a hit or Britney Spears shaving all her hair off was a hit. Not all publicity is good publicity. Duh.

2. It was all part of Richard Curtis’s “cunning plan”.
Yeah right. Because, of course – see above – the 10:10 campaign really wanted everybody screaming, even green commenters on the Guardian’s pages, about what a despicably misguided exercise it was to show people who don’t being believe in Man Made Global Warming being blown to smithereens like Islamist suicide bomb victims. Yes, that’s just the way to win over the undecided to your cause: threats, bullying and emotional blackmail.

3. Richard Curtis is a secret “denier” and devised the project as satire.
I think the psychological term for this is “projection.” Curtis has scripted many good films over the years – well, one, anyway – plus of course he co-wrote Blackadder. Ergo, in some people’s minds, a guy who can be so funny could never actually have been responsible for such car-crash propaganda without meaning it to be car-crash propaganda. Well, I’m sorry Curtis fans, but this doesn’t wash. As exhibit a) I present The Girl In The Cafe – whose liberal, anti-capitalist, anti-globalist sentiments were painfully of a piece with the kind of Weltanschauung exhibited in No Pressure and as b) I offer 4. below.

4. This was an unfortunate accident. It isn’t representative of the green movement.
Er, actually, tragically, this is exactly how the green movement thinks. I refer you to my piece James Lee is Al Gore is Prince Charles is the Unabomber.

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6 comments on “Richard Curtis’s snuff movie: A joke? A canny marketing strategy? I don’t think so.”

  1. keith says:2nd October 2010 at 2:02 pmWhat is being missed here is the fact that the global warming crowd are going straight to what the right wing does to sell its anti-global warming, war loving message but in this case it visualises and simplifies it. And the fact is that all of this Green Propaganda is just that. They don’t gone on to mobilise armed forces or actually enforce this fiction upon anyone. It is a joke done to the extreme. The amount of propaganda driven by politicians and the media to get enough western countries to align behind a War based on a pack of lies was immense….remember Iraq. And if the press had shown the innocent Iraqis being blown to pieces by the “shock and awe “campaign we may have had a little more outrage as it was REAL….not a video.
  2. Scott says:3rd October 2010 at 1:52 amWell said James.What is particularly fascinating is the lengths some will go to to rationalise the piece. In essence, they did it so it’s ok for us to do it, only we do it in a clever and witty way. Only stupid people would get upset at this sort of thing because only smart people get it (obviously because we get it).

    If history has anything to teach us it is this, mass violence and oppression grows from small seeds like this.

  3. Thomas Paine says:5th October 2010 at 1:37 amWhen I first saw this insane, homicidal, eco – fascist bit , my first instinct was number 3. It is so spectacularily over the top, in such horribly sickening taste that this guy must want to make Eco – Fascists look bad. As I looked more into him, I came to realize how desperate they are to impose their Malthusian Enviro – genocide on the earth. They are so angry that their man made global warming hoax is being exposed for the great fraud that it is, that they are showing their true fascist face – exploding children ?… That’s supposed to be hip, funny and post modern ?… It is a straight – through – the – looking glass view of their twisted , sick mindset. And if people call them on it , as we have, they’ll say it’s just a bit of hipster humour.Does any one remember Pol Pot ?….. All means were justified to bring in an agricultural workers paradise. The ends justify the means, according to this genocidal mindset. 3 million tortured , or murdered after Pol Pot’s Year Zero. Some paradise, huh ?….

    These people are the ideological heirs of Pol Pot, in this case replace ” agricultural workers paradise “, with an ” aristocratic environmental paradise”. How many carbon remittances will you well meaning enviro – suckers buy, so Al Gore can buy another ocean front mansion in Malibu, California ?…. By the way Al ( Charlamegne ) Gore buys carbon credits from his own company. He is not offsetting the carbon foot print of his 20 bedroom mansions, he is buying stock in the latest and greatest pump and pump stock scam. Al Gore is the Bernie Madoff of the eco – fascist movement.

    Aristocrats, fascists, communists, dictators of all stripes always come up with another reason why the bothersome”Great Unwashed” need to die in mass. This sickening trend has shown it’s ugly face once again. Once you are starving to death in a cave with no electricity, the global warming aristocracy will be flying to another conference on why you should starve, in private jets, commuting to their 5 star Hotels .

    Do this math: 140 private jets, and 200 Limousines driven in from all over Europe for the Copenhagen Environmental Summit. 3 or 4 hybrid vehicle rentals for the whole city, during the summit. Do as they say, not as they do. Go live in cave, live on gruel, freeze in the dark slaves !!!….. And if you go live in this Eco fascist approved fashion, think of your hypocrital masters laying on their beds getting free blowjobs from environmentally friendly hookers. ( That last part was no exaggeration, look it up !!!.. ). Environmental hypocrits get free blow jobs in Copenhagen !!!…

    Man made global warming is one of the biggest hoaxes and pump and dumps scams the world has ever seen. It is in their absolute desperation, that they are resorting to ads portraying 10 year olds being blown up as being a menacing , but hip – funny at the same time.

    ” The greatest way to defeat a dictator, is to make him (or her), is to make them act like one”. In this case we are seeing them show their true homicidal, genocidal face.

    ps: Hey, psst – Third World, China, India, don’t develop your natural resources !!, don’t industrialize !!, don’t develop new technologies to drag your people out of poverty!!, Al Gore needs another 20 bedroom mansion. Climate change bureaucrats need free blow jobs, after a grueling flights on their private jets, and harsh commutes in Mercedes limousines.

    pps: To the Greenpeace brainwashed yob threatening the adults for not going along with this eco – fascism bullshit: don’t come around my house spouting that crap. It’s disgusting that Greenpeace would get some stupid kid to threaten people, in their sick propaganda advert. Here’s a quote for all you brainwashed yobs, ” Humans are a virus, and we are the cure” – The Matrix, 1999. This is the philosophy of this human hating – pose of environmentalism.

  4. Adam Horler says:5th October 2010 at 9:04 amLook, the issue should not be trivialised by either side – we are running out of resources, depleting biodiversity and making the planet a far worse one for future generations based on the fact that they will inherit a far less bio-diverse, natural wonder than we inherited.For the first time it looks like we are handing over a worse future for our kids and grandkids than we got from our parents…

    Let’s not politicise this, as we do with everything, and face facts – we need to work out how to clothe, feed and house 9 billion people without turning the planet into a dull wasteland in the process.

    As far as the video was concerned – it draws attention to the subject – there is no such thing as bad publicity IF it brings the debate back to the real issue – overuse of natural resources.

    My chief concern is it won’t though – the BP disaster didn’t stimulate a lasting debate in the US, after all.

  5. Philippe says:5th October 2010 at 5:33 pmWhat a load of BS !
    If something is and must be politised then it is this eco fascist insanity .WE , that means the developped world will be 5 % of the 9 billions in 2050 and I know very well how I and my family will clothe (buy on a market) and feed (cultivate fields) and house (construct a building) .
    It doesn’t take a genius to do like our ancestors did for thousands of years , thank you very much .
    And I can tell you that as WE are and will stay the biggest food exporters and have enough of concrete , wood and energy , WE have no special worries for the next thousands of years .

    In the case that you referred to the OTHER 95 % of the 9 billions , then may I suggest that you spare your patronizing ideas about what they should or should not do ?
    However as something is tellig me that you don’t belong to the mentally sane people , there is a solution for the 95 % .
    What about stopping them to add 3 billions to the world’s population ?
    There are surely some creative ideas how to do that .
    Go to China , of course with a bicycle (think of your CO2 footprint) and explain them the wrong of their ways .
    No pressure ….

  6. Stapleson says:12th October 2010 at 6:33 amThis video seems like it was made either by eco-extremists or as a subversive ploy by global warming deniers. Either way, it was done in extremely poor taste. The entire commercial makes people trying to fight global warming seem like cultish extremists no different than religious/fascist/communist/nationalist inquisitors warned against in everything from history books to Orwell’s 1984 to Shirley Jackson’s The Lottery. The morbid desensitized nature of the red button people in the commercial portrays the worst side of humanity which time, and time again has made itself evident whenever a self-righteous ingroup/outgroup styled violent extremist ideology has been allowed to flourish in a community of people. If ever there was something to be spotted as the pure essence of evil, it would be that -ideological violent extremism of any sort-Isolated eco-extremist crazies like James Lee are no different from anti-tax, anti-government crazies like Glen Beck admirerer kill-the-progressives Byron Williams, Mr. anti-IRS Suicide Plane Crasher Joseph Stack, or Mr. Anti-Fed Oklahoma City Bomber Timothy McVeigh. All such people thought violence for their ideology was a good thing.

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In search of lost time | James Delingpole

September 21, 2010

My friend Mickie O’Brien, late of 47 and 44 RM Cdo, died the other day. I’m not sure how old he was — late 80s, I would imagine — but, whatever, it was good going for a man who should have been killed at least twice in the 1940s, once at the Battle of Kangaw when the Japs shot away half his stomach and once when he walked deliberately into a minefield to rescue a French farmer. For one exploit or another Mickie won an MC.

The question I used to ask Mickie most often was how he managed to cope with so much fear and horror.

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Eat local organic food if you like, but don’t kid yourself that it’s ‘green’ – James Delingpole

September 21, 2010

Don’t get me wrong, I love farmers’ markets. I love going to the fashionable one in Borough, London, and that wonderful rich feeling you get whenever you don’t buy anything. And I love going to the one near me in south London and bantering and haggling with the fish man till he succumbs to giving me some amazing bargain like five decent-size Dover sole for a tenner.

I also really like the idea of putting money direct into the farmer’s pocket rather than helping finance yet another bloody edge-of-town Tesco. And I like the espresso man with his espresso machine. And the jolly sausage ladies. And the free-range eggs. And the Eastern European man who gives me a discount on the veg. All these are the kind of good reason as to why one might support one’s local farmers’ market. But what isn’t a good reason is this notion many people have that by shopping local they’re helping to save the planet. Because they’re not. Quite the opposite is true, in fact.

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  1. Tom Forrester-Paton says:22nd September 2010 at 9:28 amAn anuvver fing: The locavores are not just wrong in the terms that prevail in this bastion of reason, they are wrong in their own terms, as well. In deploring the use of “airfreight” to deliver Kenyan beans to Dutch markets, the locavores overlook the fact that the beans travel as a cheap backhaul cargo, usually in the bellies of passenger aircraft which, if the locavores succeeded in forbidding the traffic, would still fly the same route, repatriating holidaying Europeans – the “carbon footprint” of their journey is practically zero.

    That’s of course if the Moonbat Tendency hasn’t succeeded in shutting down that remaining source of Kenyan economic betterment, tourism (for purposes other than attending climate conferences). Which is another argument. I suppose.

    What particularly pisses me off about this Kenyan green bean crap is that in general, and by and large, and on the whole, I approve of the British Empire, including the benign way it wound itself down. But my approval depends critically on the post-colonial states being allowed by the developed world to go about the business of developing themselves (properly, I mean, not just as aid-junkies) unmolested. Examples of cogent African business development are rare enough without their pitch being queered by a bunch of ignorant, pharisaical harpies.

  2. pola says:27th September 2010 at 2:11 amit’s not about the carbon footprint which is a scam anyway as you seem to understand judging from your latest article in the telegraph about bilderberg and global cooling. the point is that the industrialized countries move more and more towards economies which do not produce anything but are pure ‘serve’ societies. this is not sustainable for any country – if it doesn’t produce anything and has to import everything. that’s the whole problem that the us, uk, and many european countries are facing. and even if your crop is destroyed by one bad season you still have the knowledge, you still have food stored from the previous season and if not you then your neighbor. it doesn’t take a scientific paper to understand the sanity behind the idea of being independent in your food supply either as individual or as a country. just common sense.

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The real reasons why one billion go hungry: wind farms, biofuels, sustainability… | James Delingpole

September 19, 2010

A great post from Roger Pielke Jr. (H/T Roddy Campbell)

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has just released a preview of its flagship report The State of Food Insecurity in the World. And guess what?

The preview has some good news: the number of people worldwide in chronic food shortage dropped 10% over the past year to “only” 925 million.

So that’s over 90 million people in the world taken out of starvation in the space of a year. How did this miracle happen?

Here’s what the UN says:

The 2010 lower global hunger number resulted largely from renewed economic growth expected this year — particularly in developing countries — and the drop in food prices since mid-2008.

In other words the UN is – in this rare instance – admitting what some of us say all the time. That economic growth means fewer hungry people.

And why the big spike in hunger in 2009?

According to FAO last year (PDF), one primary reason was the cost of fuel:

Given the increased importance of biofuels and the new linkages between agricultural and energy markets, increased cereal yields, if achieved, may not necessarily continue to lead to lower cereal prices. Because the world energy market is so much larger than the world grain market, grain prices may be determined by oil prices in the energy market as opposed to being determined by grain supply.Thus, higher priced energy means more hungry people.

Yes, it really is that simple. But not so simple, unfortunately, that people like celebrity lion-impersonator Jeremy Irons can understand it. Up above, you’ll see a video he made for the UN’s www.1billionhungry.org campaign. A noble cause. Problem is, it’s being co-ordinated by the very organisation responsible for promulgating global poverty through its misguided climate policies.

Read up on the UN’s Agenda 21. Discover what “sustainability” – the invention of the UN-sponsored Brundtland commission – really means. The UN is ideologically committed to combatting economic growth, not stimulating it.

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Global warming is dead. Long live, er, ‘Global climate disruption’! – James Delingpole

September 19, 2010

Holdren: yep, a total AAAS

Holdren: yep, a total AAAS

President Obama’s Science Czar John Holdren is worried about global warming. Having noticed that there hasn’t actually been any global warming since 1998, he feels it ought to be called “global climate disruption” instead. That way whether it gets warmer or colder, wetter or drier, less climatically eventful or more climatically eventful, the result will be the same: it can all be put down to “global climate disruption.”

And that will be good, because it will give Holdren the excuse to introduce all the draconian measures he has long believed necessary if “global climate disruption” is to be averted: viz, state-enforced population control; a rewriting of the legal code so that trees are able to sue people; and the wholesale destruction of  the US economy (“de-development” as he put it in the 1973 eco-fascist textbook he co-wrote Paul and Anne Ehrlich Human Ecology: Global Problems And Solutions).

Holdren is not the only person having problems with the “world not warming and everyone growing increasingly sceptical” issue. So too is Dave “Grocer” Cameron’s excuse for a government. Its solution? Work out ways of brainwashing the populace with state-funded propaganda.

One solution, proposed by some bright spark at Bristol Poly – whoops, the “University of the West of England” as it now grandiosely refers to itself – is to have all climate sceptics classed as delusional freaks. His name is Professor Paul Hoggett and, as Dennis Ambler recalls in an excellent new report for the SPPI,  last year he organised a whole conference on this theme:

Conference – Facing Climate Change, Climate Change Denial
University of the West of England, 7 March 2009
“Man-made climate change poses an unprecedented threat to the global ecosystem and yet the response, from national policy makers right through to individual consumers, remains tragically inadequate. The Centre for Psycho-Social Studies at the University of the West of England is organising a major interdisciplinary event Facing Climate Change on this topic at UWE on 7 March 2009.

Facing Climate Change is the first national conference to specifically explore ‘climate change denial’.

This conference aims to strengthen our awareness of the challenge facing us and to enhance our capacity for effective decision-making and action. It will do this by bringing together a group of people – climate change activists, eco-psychologists, psychotherapists and social researchers – who are uniquely qualified to assess the human dimensions of this human-made problem.

Professor Paul Hoggett is helping to organise the conference, he said, “We will examine denial from a variety of different perspectives – as the product of addiction to consumption, as the outcome of diffusion of responsibility and the idea that someone else will sort it out and as the consequence of living in a perverse culture which encourages collusion, complacency, irresponsibility.”

Scarier still, though, is this new report from the Climate Change Communication Advisory Group – an “independent” body part financed by the government’s Economic and Social Research Council – called Communicating Climate Change To Mass Public Audiences.

Essentially, it is a propaganda advisory document designed to help the government correct its populace’s false consciousness. Dr Goebbels, I’m sure, would have been full of admiration for sections like this:

Encourage public demonstrations of frustration at the limited pace of government action….Climate change communication could (and should) be used to encourage people to demonstrate (for example through public demonstrations) about how they would like structural barriers to behavioural/societal change to be removed.

Can this be for real? Here the government is being advised by one of its own think tanks how to railroad through its climate policies by encouraging mobs of activists to stage ’spontaneous’ protests demanding action which the majority of the electorate don’t actually want. I know this sort of thing happens all the time in Pyongyang, Teheran and Caracas. But in Britain?

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  1. Peggy says:27th September 2010 at 6:00 amHi,
    We have been aware that the global warming phenomenon is cooked up, and it is encouraging to see your article published in the Telegraph.
    Do you know of any organization or group that is actively exposing this agenda, as we would be interested to lend our support.
    Thanks.
    Peggy
  2. Sandy says:3rd October 2010 at 9:09 pmHi James…

    You’ve got to start checking your facts…

    Nasa says we’ve just gone through the warmest decade on record….

    http://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/temp-analysis-2009.html

    You should get out of the sun…

    Thanks

    Sandy

  3. Jeff says:4th October 2010 at 5:47 amNASA’s “figures” are based on satellite data that conflicts with actual recorded temperatures on earth. The data from the satellites includes an incredibly high number of obviously faulty data points (suggesting temperatures in the midwestern US above 600 degrees F, for instance, at various times). Moreover, the actual recorded temperatures on earth indicate a general cooling trend, thickening of the Antarctic Ice Sheet, etc… I would refer you to the climate policy study on http://www.cato.org for more reference if you would like to read the specific peer reviewed papers, along with the questionable reporting techniques of NASA and NOAA (in particular, the composure of executive data summaries that seem to draw a completely different conclusion than the actual data of the paper in order to retain federal funding).

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Why from now on I’m flying Ryanair | James Delingpole

September 14, 2010

O'Leary: passionate about 'Climate Change'

O’Leary: passionate about ‘Climate Change’

Almost the best thing about Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary’s denunciation of “Man-made global warming” as a load of old “$!**@&**s!” is the horror it has engendered in the Independent.

Lest any of its readers have their consciousness led in a false direction by this outspoken “Climate Change Denier”, the Indie has chosen to accompany its report of O’Leary’s outrageous claims with a series of rebuttals from some foxy chick from the British Antarctic Survey.

It has also commissioned one of its leader writers to do an opinion piece headed Why Let The Facts Get In The Way When Your Profits Are At Stake?  – (yep, that’s the real problem: capitalism. If only we could all stop this damned economic growth nuisance, the planet would be sooo much better off) – majoring on the detail that O’Leary got one or two facts wrong about Galileo. And quite right too. The fact that an airline boss doesn’t know that Galileo lived in the Renaissance rather than the Middle Ages really deserves a whole chapter of its own in the next IPCC assessment report as perhaps the most incontrovertible piece of evidence yet that CAGW definitely exists.

I suspect that what the Indie and its readership would dearly love is  for this to become Michael O’Leary’s Gerald Ratner moment: the statement so palpably, disgustingly outrageous that all his customers desert him in their droves.

Problem is, no one who flies Ryanair gives a stuff about their carbon footprint. What they want is cheap flights – something government eco-taxes levied in the name of “combatting climate change” render less and less attainable each year.

Still, every cloud has a silver lining. If Michael O’Leary’s remarks prevent even one Independent reader climbing aboard one of his Carbon-Spewing Horror Machines of Winged Planetary Insta-Death, then it will have done both their moral conscience and that part of the world which doesn’t believe in drivel like carbon footprints the most mighty favour.

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