Regular readers will remember Pippa Bartolotti, the Green Party leadership candidate who waved the flag of a Syrian fascist organisation that use a swastika as their emblem and base their party anthem on ‘Deutschland, Deutschland über alles’. Now Pippa has admitted to driving a luxurious gas-guzzling Jaguar X-type:
“Yes, it does damage my image within the Green Party – but I’ve got the same problem everybody else has got. Am I suddenly going to pay 25-grand for an electric car which I can’t charge up hardly anywhere, because there’s no infrastructure, and even if I could charge it up, a lot of the energy would be coming from dirty, coal-fired power stations? It might look nice on the face of it, but that would be cosmetic”.
Guido had always assumed that Pippa walked from A to B. Or marched…
Given that their candidates seem to spend half the time waving Nazi flags and doubling as escorts, nowadays the Green Party have to do something special for Guido to raise an eyebrow. Nonetheless, this is loony even by their standards: they want to scrap the National Lottery. Apparently the Lottery is part of a great conspiracy to make big business even richer and it should be replaced by a disturbingly Soviet-sounding “wealth distribution system“.
Clearly the Greens believe that National Lottery schemes such as helping war heroes and backing Team GB are not worthy causes. Even in the face of Olympic glory. On the right side of public opinion once again…
A new study published in peer reviewed Nature Magazine, by a German university research team reveals that large swathes of Africa’s savannahs will become forests by the end of the century. Apparently atmospheric shifts and changes to the continent’s climate will see tree cover increase as critical levels of carbon dioxide are reached. Not only will this result in Africa becoming immersed in thousands of acres of beautiful oxygen-replenishing forests, the scientists believe the change will be gradual, meaning that there is no dangerous shock to the earth’s system. Dr Steve Higgins of Goethe University described the findings as “reassuring”. Carbon emissions are not all about melting icecaps…
Caroline Lucas has used parliamentary privilege to allege that an undercover copper firebombed a department store. Lucas claimed that Bob Lambert, famous for being the police spy who slept with Greens to maintain his cover, was given permission to set fire to the store apparently in order to prove himself to suspects. She asked the House:
“Did Bob Lambert plant an incendiary device? If so, who authorised him to and why? Someone [in the police] must have authorised him to set fire to that department store”.
The outgoing Green leader has called for an independent inquiry into undercover policing. Revenge is a dish best served flambé…
One of the favourites to replace Caroline Lucas as the Green Party leader appears to be a Nazi sympathiser. Pippa Bartolotti was pictured raising the flag of the Syrian Socialist Nationalist Party, a fascist organisation whose members give the Hitler salute, use a swastika as their emblem and base their party anthem on ‘Deutschland, Deutschland über alles’.Well Hitler was a green…
You won’t hear much about this from the left today, but Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed is the latest leader to be forced out of office on a wave of protest. It seems he wasn’t a very nice chap and his arresting a judge was the last straw for an angry public who took to the streets. There is surprisingly muted coverage about the incident over at the Guardian. Could it be because Nasheed was until very recently the darling of the green movement?
Mohamed Nasheed once held a cabinet meeting under water in a climate change stunt and it won him hero status in that field. The paper has always sung his praises:
“After his election last year, Nasheed raised the possibility of buying a new homeland for the country’s 396,000 residents with the hundreds of millions of dollars that tourists spend. Earlier this year, he announced that the Maldives would stop using fossil fuels by 2020. The president is also committed to converting an atoll into a UN-protected biosphere to preserve the unique wildlife and fauna found on the 1,100 islands.”
At one point in 2009 the Observer claimed that Nasheed could not only save the Maldives but also the world. Who would have thought a green fanatic would have such fascistic tendencies…
The Guardian aren’t having a great day.
Firstly Polly this morning, then this, and now it seems Moinboit has gone off on one.
Read the comprehensive take down of the Moonbat here.
Guido got a press release from the Green Party yesterday telling him they were the only party that supported the strikers. Obviously the Greens would be marching with the unions. Then dumping their placards on Embankment afterwards…
An investigation by the Indy has caught the BBC red-handed selling airtime for millions of pounds. They are trying to spin it as “nominal fees”, but a look at the numbers and content involved is pretty shocking:
“FBC produced programmes for the BBC about Malaysia without declaring that it had been allocated £17m by the Malaysian government to carry out a global strategic communications campaign. The BBC also found that FBC had breached programme guidelines on a programme it made on the subject of Egypt this March during the Arab Spring uprisings. The Independent has established that FBC has worked for the regime of the former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak.”
Perhaps most damning is the fact that a BBC World documentary about climate change was sponsored by green crusaders Envirotrade. And of course “Envirotrade was featured in a positive light in the programme but viewers were unaware that there was a funding arrangement in place.” The BBC have ruled “that commercial, financial or other interests may have influenced the editorial judgments in these programmes.”
So remember that next time you swallow the Beeb’s “the debate is over” climate change line…
The now famous global warming graph (top), popularised by Al Gore, shows rising global temperatures. Now a well funded team called the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperatures project (BEST) led by Professor Richard Muller, of Berkeley University in California, has been accused of falsifying data by a respected member. A repeat of the Climate Research Unit debacle at the University of East Anglia.
Professor Judith Curry, who chairs the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the prestigious Georgia Institute of Technology, said that Muller’s claims were a ‘huge mistake’, with no scientific basis – she has 30 years research experience and is the second named co-author of the BEST project’s four research papers. She has accused him of trying to mislead the public by hiding the fact that BEST’s research shows global warming has actually stopped – as seen in the more accurate chart (bottom).
“Ages are no more infallible than individuals; every age having held many opinions which subsequent ages have deemed not only false but absurd; and it is as certain that many opinions, now general, will be rejected by future ages, as it is that many, once general, are rejected by the present.”
John Stuart Mill, On Liberty
The claims by the likes of George Monbiot and others that the respectable scientific world was at one and those of us sceptical of the alarmist’s claims were in denial ring increasingly hollow. Public opinion is turning sceptical, suspecting rightly that this is just another racket to raise taxes. Temperatures have not been rising for a decade contrary to the global warming theories under-pinning the outlandish claims of the alarmists. Our supposed invisible carbon threat reminds Guido of the emperor’s new clothes – seen only by fools deceived by charlatans.
Last night on Twitter, noting that according to the Met Office this summer is one of the coolest in decades. Guido mocked Global Warming Theory, predictably this resulted in a lot of abuse by people ranting that weather is different from climate, the science was settled etcetera. Guido promised to dig out some of the hysterical predictions from a decade ago from those scientists. Here is one of Guido’s favourites:
Snowfalls Are Now Just A Thing of the Past According to Dr David Viner, a senior research scientist at the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) of the University of East Anglia, within a few years winter snowfall will become “a very rare and exciting event”.
The well funded CRU is at the epicentre of global warming alarmism, notorious for faking up statistical evidence to fit the theory. The Indy is the paper that warns of impending ecological disaster as often as the Express reveals the truth about Diana. So the above is a double hit. A decade later the subsequent lack of global warming and the continuing ability of children to build snowmen has propelled a shift in the green movement’s propaganda. After all, scare tactics have to scare and perhaps be a bit more credible than the Guardian science correspondent’s “Green aliens may attack“.
The scares are no longer about global warming, but climate change, since global warming theories have been falsified by reality. Any extreme weather is therefore now cited as a result of “climate disruption”, since we always have weather extremes this is less like to be perceived as contradicted by reality. Around the world polls show that the alarmists are losing credibility as a result of their shrill hysteria. Is there any wonder why?
While Westminster is on holiday, Washington burns and Piers Morgan sweats, occasionally a story comes across your desk that puts things in perspective. NASA, the sort of people that do not get their scientific facts wrong, may not be putting people in space anymore, but are certainly not going quietly, bringing down to earth crucial data from their Terra satellite:
“NASA satellite data from the years 2000 through 2011 show the Earth’s atmosphere is allowing far more heat to be released into space than alarmist computer models have predicted… the study indicates far less future global warming will occur than United Nations computer models have predicted, and supports prior studies indicating increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide trap far less heat than alarmists have claimed.”
Not a good day for council candidates. This is Dave Walsh, the Green Party candidate in the Portslade ward of Brighton. Dave is a former MOD staffer and web developer by day, but at night it seems he has a slightly more lucrative career. Guido has blacked out some parts of Dave’s profile on “Sleepy Boy”, an “escort” service website:
The Greens are spinning this as “a practical joke” being played on their candidate and the profile has been pulled. But how exactly did this “practical joker” get the full frontal shots and the gagged and bound photos exactly? Like Bill Clinton was caught out by a “defining feature”, Guido is sure the exceptional amount of detail provided about Dave’s gentitals could only have come from the man himself.
In case you are interested, Dave charges £50 for the hour, £80 for two or £120 for the night. Does he realise under the Greens’ socialist policies he would be taxed until the pips squeaked on such a lucrative income?
UPDATE: The national Green Party press office are standing by the “it’s a joke profile” line. The regional office is closed, which is helpful. Perhaps they could then explain if this was “a joke from eighteen months ago”, why Dave’s profile was recently updated to inform punters that he was “free anytime over Easter”. That’s one way of getting to know the electorate.
Zac Goldsmith voted against his government last night for the proposed selling off of the forests. The roll-up smoking billionaire hippy isn’t too impressed, which is a little odd given the fact that his family own thousands of acres of lush American forest. His sister Isabel even runs the commercial side of Las Alamandas, which has been privately cultivated by Ms. Goldsmith and is pitched as “a world famous hideaway situated within a private paradise of lush tropical gardens, exotic birds and seemingly endless white-sand beaches.”As a devout and committed environmentalist surely Zac can see the potential of privately owned developments that the government simply cannot afford.
UPDATE : The Virgin Coast castle in the jungle built by his late father, Sir James Goldsmith, organic farmer, anti-EU agitator and buccaneering corporate raider, is on a clifftop called La Loma, which lords it over the 2,000-acre estate hidden within the 32,473-acre Chamela-Cuixmala Biosphere Reserve. ‘Cuixmala means ‘the soul’s resting place’. It is not open to the common people…
Until recently Ed Miliband was only really known as the over-enthusiastic Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change. One of his first moves was to push through the Climate Change Act, mandating a cut in UK Carbon emissions by 80% by 2050. As MP’s dutifully filed through the ‘aye’ lobby they were lacking one key fact: how much would it all cost? Despite the best efforts of several backbench Tories there is yet to be a definitive answer.
Alex Salmond, spotting a chance to claim a policy as his own, responded by announcing the Climate Change (Scotland) Act. The only difference was a small increase in the intermediate target.
At least the Scots had the decency to, belatedly, estimate the cost of this misguided policy. Their figure? £8billion of central funding over the next ten years – just to cut emissions in the public sector. That’s without considering the economic effect on private businesses struggling to meet unrealistic targets.If that’s the cost to a country of 5 million people, shouldn’t someone point out that UK plc is looking at a bill of almost £100 billion in the next decade…
How do bureaucrats save their jobs? They re-invent themselves as green advocates. You can imagine Sir Humphrey explaining to the minister that instead of sacking a few dozen burdens on the taxpayer, he can redeploy them as green advocates. It’ll cost more, but it’ll be green…
When is a quango not a quango? When it is an “Office”. In this case the new Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV), “a cross Whitehall team dedicated to taking forward” green initiatives. So far the only initiative they have come up with is a £50 million taxpayer subsidy to middle and upper-class greens who can get £5,000 off the purchase of an expensive electric car. That £5,000 will end up directly in the profits of foreign electric car manufacturers.
The Foreign Office now has a Climate Change twitterer, no really. We are supposed to be getting small government and a Big Society. We’re actually getting a Big Green Government…
The proper channels have failed. It’s time for mass civil disobedience to cut off the financial oxygen from denial and skepticism … Let’s talk about what that mass civil disobedience is going to look like.
If you’re one of those who have spent their lives undermining progressive climate legislation, bankrolling junk science, fueling spurious debates around false solutions, and cattle-prodding democratically-elected governments into submission, then hear this:
We know who you are. We know where you live. We know where you work. And we be many, but you be few.
Guido is one of those who spends his life undermining “progressive climate legislation” and other alarmist nonsense from Greens who have long ago left behind reason and rationalism for a mystical Gaia. Scratch a Green and you will find, underneath the romanticism for a past mythical pastoral existence, a yearning for an anti-human totalitarianism.
The implicit threat from Greenpeace of “we know know where you live” signals that having failed to yoke the world’s democracies to their demands, some on the fringes of the Green movement will, like their allies in the Animal Liberation Front, move on to eco-terrorism directed at individuals. We have been warned…
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