Guido in The Sun on Sunday

Read Guido’s column in the Sun on Sunday to discover the fate of Labour’s 20 discarded chicken suits. Don’t miss out on:

DOCTOR

  • Just what the junior doctor ordered… tax deductible Val d’Isere Doctors Winter Conference

UBER

  • Why UKIP are Uber flip-floppers

MAY

  • Theresa May swerves the opportunity to back Britain staying in the EU
  • The Labour MP who heckles Commons opponents by telling them they’ve been blocked on Twitter
  • Why the Tories are telling the LibDems to pack their bags all over again
  • Labour’s never-ending hypocrisy on zero hours contracts
  • Minister Sniffed Poppers at Cabinet Table

You can read it all today, for free, here

Saturday Seven Up

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Cameron’s Pintless Renegotiations

The PM has been enjoying a beer with his Czech counterpart Frank Sobotka in Prague as he continues his EU renegotiations. After taking a sip he queried whether or not he was drinking a full pint. It looks to Guido like a half-litre, the customary serving in the Czech Republic, but eagle eyed readers can make their own minds up…

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Edstone Receipt Finally Revealed

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So Labour have finally got their act together and released the receipt for the Edstone. The Electoral Commission are investigating…

Cheap Oil Derails Paris Climate Summit

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These are dark, dark days indeed for those profiting from green rackets. Guido wrote about how Government cuts to renewables funding were imperiling the subsidy reliant industry in the UK. The rapidly sliding oil price might just derail the Paris Climate Summit’s key aim to reduce emissions by scaling back reliance on fossil fuels. Such plans look unlikely to come to fruition in an era of super cheap oil…

The price of Brent crude has now fallen to a 12 year low below $30 a barrel as a result of sanctions being lifted on Iran, adding to an already present glut in oil production from OPEC members and US shale drillers. In such a climate consumers might be expected to increase consumption, with even figures from the climate lobby admitting such. Richard Howard, the environment and energy wonk at Policy Exchange, concedes:

“All else being equal, economic theory would suggest that the falling price of oil and gas would lead to an increase in consumption of oil and gas, with people driving their cars further, and heating their homes more. This could increase, or slow down the fall, in greenhouse gas emissions”.

To add insult to injury such a low oil price will only further encourage Government’s to withdraw subsidies from renewable energy, an industry wholly dependent on them. Perhaps the only hope for the climate lobby is that the price of oil will bounce back, otherwise known as the Alex Salmond school of thought. Unfortunately for them, it looks like we could be in for a prolonged period of cheap oil. So it’s really not looking good for the anti-fossil fuels, pro-renewables crowd then…

Friday Caption Contest (Chopper Boycott Edition)

George Osborne Helicopter

Entries in the comments please…

Unfortnuate Home Office Press Release

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Excellent Home Office spelling mistake in this morning’s announcement about English language tests for migrants. Are they going to deport whoever wrote the press release?

Hat-tip Sophy Ridge

BBC: Lucy Allan Pulled Out of Interview “Because She Wasn’t Allowed to Veto Questions”

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What’s going on here then? Embattled bullying row Tory Lucy Allan has apparently pulled out of an interview with the BBC because she wasn’t allowed to veto the questions she’d be asked. BBC Shropshire report she was due to be […]

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Michael Caine: “Escape to Victory”

“To me, you’ve now got, in Europe, a government by proxy of everybody

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Wee Dougie in Davos

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At least he’s keeping busy…[…]

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Who Is On Question Time Tonight

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Tonight’s Question Time will be from Belfast. Guido expects Nigel Dodds will be as forthright as usual[…]

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