• Sir Antony Jay, Co-Author Of Yes Minister (1930 – 2016)

    • Date: 24/08/16
    • The Daily Telegraph

    Sir Antony Jay, co-creator of political comedies Yes Minister and Yes, Prime Minister, has died at the age of 86. Antony Jay in 2011, photo Rex A representative said: “Sir Antony Jay CVO CBE died peacefully on Sunday evening after a long illness. He was surrounded by his wife and family.” Jay began his career in the BBC’s […]

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  • Emergency Winter Electricity Scheme Cancelled

    • Date: 23/08/16
    • Kiran Stacey, Financial Times

    One of the flagship schemes for keeping Britain’s lights on this winter has been cancelled at the last moment due to a lack of demand, illustrating the difficulties policymakers are having in balancing the UK’s electricity supplies. National Grid had promised to pay organisations that were willing to turn off or turn down equipment this […]

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  • Nuclear Developers Have Big Plans For Small-Scale Power Plants In Britain

    • Date: 21/08/16
    • Susanna Twidale, Reuters

    A range of mini-nuclear power plants could help solve Britain’s looming power crunch, rather than the $24 billion Hinkley project snarled up in delays, companies developing the technology say. A concept design image for a Westinghouse small modular reactor (SMR) site is seen in an undated handout image provided to Reuters July 21, 2016. Westinghouse/Handout […]

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  • New Paper Reveals Hidden Cost Of UK Climate Policy

    • Date: 19/08/16
    • Global Warming Policy Foundation

    A new paper published today by the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF)  confirms suspicions that previous governments have misled the public about the impact of climate policies on businesses such as Tata Steel. There are three main faults in government analysis: 1. Instead of showing the impact of climate policies on profitability (Gross Operating Surplus), […]

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  • Britain’s New Energy Minister: Fracking Will Benefit The Whole Country

    • Date: 17/08/16
    • Lucy Neville-Rolfe, Blackpool Gazette

    Britain’s new energy minister, Lucy Neville-Rolfe, shares her thoughts on fracking Lancashire sits above a rich vein of shale rock deep beneath the surface which could create an exciting new industry with considerable benefits across the country. As the new Minister for Energy, I am committed to delivering an economy that works for all, ensuring […]

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  • Britain May Pull Legal Plug On Hinkley Nuclear Plant

    • Date: 14/08/16
    • Danny Fortson, The Sunday Times

    The fate of the new Hinkley Point nuclear plant could hinge on a little-known get-out clause that allows Theresa May to pull vital financial support if a similar plant in France is not running by 2020. The new prime minister shocked Hinkley’s developers — France’s energy monopoly EDF and the Chinese state giant CGN — […]

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  • Will Radical Green Agenda Lead To Split Of The National Trust?

    • Date: 12/08/16
    • Richard Morrison, The Times

    If Dame Helen Ghosh’s management of her organisation were exemplary, her thoughts on how humanity should manage the planet might be more welcome. The veteran historian and curator Sir Roy Strong, an indefatigable critic of what he sees as the trust’s “relentless push downward”, suggests splitting the organisation in two. Is she accident prone or […]

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  • BBC Let Emma Thompson Get Away With ‘Inaccurate’ Climate Change Claims, Watchdog Finds

    • Date: 11/08/16
    • Hannah Furness, The Daily Telegraph

    The BBC must not let on-air guests bamboozle viewers with inaccurate statistics, its watchdog has warned, as it finds Emma Thompson was allowed to spout climate change inaccuracies without challenge. The BBC Trust found the Oscar-winning actress was permitted to make “inaccurate statements” about temperature rises during a Newsnight appearance, without being properly interrogated. A report […]

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