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55 Tory MPs believe human-induced climate change is “environmentalist propaganda”

what’s happening to global temperatures? Sometimes you read a news article and you think “that can’t be right” and it is. Yesterday was a case in point. We now know  that CO2 levels have increased at their fastest rate for … Continue reading

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Revealed: who pays for the corporate lobbyist Think Tanks?

A little while ago (back in August) I asked readers of this blog to write to Chloe Smith MP, who at the time was guiding the Lobbying Bill through the House of Commons. This Bill was going to curtail all … Continue reading

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Seeing the wood for the Trees

  Natural England chair designate Andrew Sell’s wood I’ve written a fair bit over the past 3 years about Think Tanks. Are they a force for good? Most Think Tanks are on the right of the political spectrum – in … Continue reading

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EFRA fails to grill Sells, more of a light poaching

As  I recall there was a lot of effort involved in turning Parliamentary Select Committees from a cross-between talking shops and clubs, into an influential element of Parliamentary procedure and ultimately an addition to the British Democratic process. Watching the … Continue reading

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Co-operating in a stitch up?

Interesting news today that the Co-op bank is paying “hundreds of thousands of pounds” to Reputation management company Quiller Consultants, while slashing support for charities, including the Co-operate Women’s Guild and Mutuo, the co-op’s thinktank. This is apparently as a … Continue reading

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