• Christopher Booker: Sacking Owen Paterson Is An Insult To The Countryside

    • Date: 20/07/14
    • Christopher Booker, The Sunday Telegraph
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    Owen Paterson was a popular Environment Secretary who understood rural matters Of all David Cameron’s moves in that bizarre reshuffle, one told us more about his judgment and character than any. It is hard to recall recently a more direct political insult than his contemptuous sacking of Owen Paterson as our Environment Secretary; a man […]

  • Owen Paterson: I’m Proud Of Standing Up To The Green Lobby

    • Date: 20/07/14
    • Owen Paterson, The Sunday telegraph
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    Like the nationalised industries and obstructive trade unions of the 1970s, the Green Blob has become a powerful self-serving caucus; it is the job of the elected politician to stand up to them. Owen Paterson, says he is proud of standing up to the green lobby  Photo: AFP Every prime minister has the right to choose […]

  • Tom Switzer: Lessons From The Aussie Carbon Victory

    • Date: 18/07/14
    • Tom Switzer, The Wall Street Journal
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    Tony Abbott has shown it is possible to challenge the climate orthodoxy and roll back an unpopular tax. Five short years ago, Australian media thought that the center-right Liberal Party was crazy to oppose a cap-and-trade system for carbon emissions. “Unless the climate change dissidents are brought to heel,” wrote one supposed expert, “the Liberals […]

  • Tony Abbott Has Made History By Abolishing The Hated Carbon Tax

    • Date: 17/07/14
    • Tom Switzer, The Spectator
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    Today, the Senate issued last rites to one of the most unpopular laws in Australian parliamentary history. David Cameron could surely learn from Tony Abbott’s experience. A few years ago, the conventional wisdom down under held that Tony Abbott and his centre-right Liberal Party were crazy to oppose the notion of carbon pricing. The view […]

  • Abbott’s Victory: The West’s Green Agenda Is Dying

    • Date: 17/07/14
    • Walter Russell Mead, The American Interest
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    The green agenda in developed countries worldwide is in deep trouble. Europe isn’t a trendsetter but an outlier. Without the energy titans of the English speaking world on board, the global green program is DOA. Did you hear that last night? The sound of a million green activists crying out in terror? Australia just abolished its […]

  • Tony Abbott’s Victory As Aussies Repeal Carbon Tax

    • Date: 17/07/14
    • Dennis Shanahan, The Australian
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    Out of the confusion, conspiracy and chaos of the Senate’s tortured carbon tax debate, Tony Abbott has wrought a victory. After campaigning against a “carbon tax’’ at two elections and tapping into public dissatisfaction over Labor’s climate change policy for more than five years, the Prime Minister can declare the carbon tax repealed. With his […]

  • Terence Corcoran: How Greenpeace Canada Landed Itself In Serious Legal Trouble

    • Date: 16/07/14
    • Terence Corcoran, National Post
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    Interfering with economic relations is a serious bit of wrongdoing under Canadian tort law. Greenpeace lost its first attempt to get the economic relations part of a legal case removed. For some time Greenpeace Canada has been mounting a campaign to bring SLAPP legislation into Canada, the idea being that the corporations should be legally […]

  • Don’t Silence Lawson: We Can’t Leave Climate Policy To The Scientists

    • Date: 15/07/14
    • Ryan Bourne, City A.M.
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    Even if you believe global warming is happening and it’s a significant problem, it is lazy thinking to believe this scientific insight means “Case Closed” The row between former chancellor Lord Lawson and the BBC has escalated over the past week. In a letter to a green activist, the head of the Beeb’s Editorial Complaints […]

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