• Airlines Slam Green Tories On Heathrow Runway

    • Date: 08/12/09

    The Times: Airline bosses derided Conservative aviation policy as incoherent and confused yesterday because of the party’s opposition to a third runway at Heathrow. Willie Walsh, BA’s chief executive said: “I think they are confused. I would like to know what the Conservative policy is going to be. I think we expect governments to have […]

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  • No More Cheap Holidays: UK Taxpayers Face Heavy, New Climate Taxes

    • Date: 08/12/09

    The Guardian: Heavy taxes on passengers and a ban on expansion at regional airports will be needed to curb Britain’s insatiable appetite for air travel, a climate change report will say today . But it will still be possible to build a third runway at Heathrow, add second runways at Stansted and Edinburgh and permit […]

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  • Costly Climate Policy Threatens Britain’s Economic Competitiveness

    • Date: 08/12/09

    EU Referendum: The EU’s emission trading scheme (ETS) may have been the deciding factor in the closure of the Corus Redcar steel-making plant – reported last week , giving the company a windfall bonus of up to £1.2 billion from the plant closure – on top of other savings. Earlier this year, Corus – part […]

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  • Official: Tory Voters Say Climate Change Exaggerated By Media

    • Date: 07/12/09

    The Daily Telegraph: This is bad news for the Cameron team: the PoliticsHome website has just released an opinion poll showing that nearly three quarters of Conservative voters believe that the issue of climate change is exaggerated by the media. And so do a majority (51 per cent) of all voters. What is more, fully 46 […]

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  • Ed Miliband Clashes With Lord Lawson On Global Warming

    • Date: 06/12/09

    BBC News: Climate Change Secretary Ed Miliband has clashed with former chancellor Lord Lawson over global warming, ahead of the Copenhagen summit. They appeared on the BBC’s Politics Show, where Lord Lawson, chairman of the Global Warming Policy Foundation, repeated his long-held doubts. He said there had been “no further warming” since the late 19[90]s […]

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  • Russia Behind Climategate?

    • Date: 06/12/09

    Mail on Sunday: Suspicions were growing last night that Russian security services were behind the leaking of the notorious British ‘Climategate’ emails which threaten to undermine tomorrow’s Copenhagen global warming summit. An investigation by The Mail on Sunday has discovered that the explosive hacked emails from the University of East Anglia were leaked via a […]

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  • Sunday Times: Britons Losing Trust in Climate Scientists

    • Date: 05/12/09

    The Sunday Times – Editorial: Our poll today shows that 44% of people do not trust scientists to tell the truth on climate change. George Monbiot, the environmental campaigner, wrote: “It’s no use pretending this isn’t a major blow.” Lord Lawson, the former chancellor, could hardly have chosen a better moment to launch his think tank, […]

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  • UK Government’s Science Advisors In Hot Water Over Misleading Ad

    • Date: 05/12/09

    The Daily Telegraph: The Government’s latest climate change advert is being investigated by the advertising watchdog after triggering 785 complaints from the public. It has also been disclosed that the Government’s chief scientist, John Beddington, was forced to defend controversial claims in the television campaign, which features a father reading his daughter a frightening bedtime […]

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