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Former tory minister Ann Widdecombe, who retired from politics a couple of years ago, has always been one of my favorite British politicians. She is a feisty lady with strongly held opinions, which she never is afraid of expressing. Her credentials are rock solid e.g. with regard to global warming:
WHAT do Peter Lilley, Andrew Tyrie, Philip Davies Christopher Chope and I have in common?
We were the only MPs to vote against the 2008 Climate Change Bill, which is to say we had by then considered all the evidence and found it wanting.
For years we have endured insults.
Behind the scenes Fiona Bruce, normally the most courteous of broadcasters, called me a “flat-earther” to my face.
Others branded us “deniers” as if we were disputing the holocaust. The Al Gore film was accorded the status of Holy Writ. David Bellamy lost his job. Doubting scientists were scorned.
Nigel Lawson found it difficult to get his book An Appeal To Reason published.
In short there was an orthodoxy which was enforced with all the rigour of communism or fascism or, for that matter, the Spanish Inquisition. Dissenters must not be heard and global warming became a religion.
Well the dissenters have now been proved right.
Heaven knows how many billions of pounds later the world is now being told that actually the warming is so far off predictions that all bets are off and indeed the world’s temperature is static or falling.
So all those wind farms were in vain, as were all those expensive carbon-saving measures inflicted on industry and passed on in costs to you and me.
If I could tell that from the published Hadley Centre figures, the scientists must have known for years yet only now do they admit it. Why?
Heaven forbid that it should be because of all that money tied up in their research.