BBC Reined In Over False Climate Claims

Last year the BBC travel doc Russia With Simon Reeve made the rather worrying claim that reindeer populations across Northern Russia are “in steep decline because of climate change”. In fact, most populations of Eurasian Reindeer are now increasing in number or are stable…

After a complaint from Lord Lawson, the BBC has issued a correction – which pointedly stops short of an apology:

“This programme suggested that many reindeer populations are in steep decline because of climate change. It would have been more accurate to say that many reindeer populations are threatened by it.”

The Global Warming Policy Forum said:

“Even the assertion that they are “threatened” is highly questionable given their growing populations. Sadly, this kind of speculative claim is entirely predictable because any prediction of future climate disaster is impossible to verify, yet likely to be believed by a great many people.”

All in all, climate alarmists have tried and failed in their attempt to make the reindeer the new polar bearWhat would Rudolph say?

Lawson: Sack Saboteur Hammond

Nigel Lawson calls for Philip Hammond to go: “what he is doing is very close to sabotage”. Strong words summing up some of the Brexiteer feeling towards the Chancellor this week…

World Beyond EU

Nigel Lawson on joining the rest of the world…

“This may come as a surprise to some; most of the world is not in the EU and most of the world is doing considerably better than the European Union.”

Lawson v Mandy

“Time and time again I recall him saying that if Britain didn’t join the Euro this will be a disaster for this country. He’s now changed his mind. He now says if we left the European Union it would be a disaster for our country. Ladies and gentlemen, he was wrong then and he’s wrong now.”

Mandy’s face is a picture…

Leave.EU Warn: “This Can’t Be Won From SW1”

The Leave.EU campaign have just fired off a punchy press release having a pop at Lord Lawson and warning the referendum campaign “can’t be won from SW1”:

This may or may not be true, however at the bottom of the press release is the address of the Leave.EU headquarters:

leave-sw1

Errr, guys, have you thought this line through?

UPDATE: Leave.EU tell Guido that “SW1 is a state of mind.” Hopefully the postman knows that…

Lawson to Lead Tory Brexiteers

nigel lawson

As the various Out campaigns get their acts together the Conservatives for Britain element has secured former Chancellor Lord Lawson to lead their campaign. They will be pleased to have landed the man who numbers among his admirers the current Chancellor of the Exchequer. His appointment will make it more difficult for the likes of George Osborne in particular to credibly claim that “nobody serious supports Brexit”. He also provides a much needed antidote in media terms to Ken Clarke, who is fanatically Europhile…



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