• Saved In The ‘Nick’ Of Time From The World’s Most Expensive Power Station?

    • Date: 31/07/16
    • Christopher Booker, The Sunday Telegraph

    In the nick of time, it seems, a glimmer of sanity is at last breaking in on what I have long been describing as the most insane single project a British government has ever put its hand to. We can credit the decision to put on hold our agreement for EDF to build the most […]

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  • Matt Ridley: Trust Experts On Anything But The Future

    • Date: 25/07/16
    • Matt Ridley, The Times

    Whether spouting on the economy or technology, professional forecasters are no more likely to be right than you or me. Economic experts are looking a bit less than the full Nostradamus Michael Gove was mocked during the referendum campaign for saying: “I think people in this country have had enough of experts.” Critics asked pointedly if […]

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  • Viscount Ridley And Lord Lawson On The 5th Carbon Budget

    • Date: 22/07/16
    • House of Lords

    House of Lords debate on the 5th Carbon Budget on 19 July 2016 Viscount Ridley (Con)  My Lords, I, too, congratulate my noble friend on her new position and look forward to working with and encouraging her in this area. I declare my interests as listed in the register, including an interest in coal mining […]

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  • Dear Theresa, Get Cracking On Fracking

    • Date: 20/07/16
    • James Delingpole, The Sun

    Fracking has the potential create jobs and boost Britain’s economy after Brexit. Theresa May must be seen as a champion of fracking to get the country’s economy back on track. Imagine if our new Prime Minister Theresa May could wave her wand and achieve the following miracles within five years. Create 500,000 new jobs, slash […]

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  • Matt Ridley On Social Media Abuse And Political Comment

    • Date: 19/07/16
    • Matt Ridley, BBC News

    Politicians have been attending the Reclaim The Internet conference in London, looking at claims that political debate online has seen rising levels of abuse and intimidation. In a personal film for the BBC’s Daily Politics, the journalist and Conservative peer Matt Ridley gives his take on how the internet is shaping the way people talk […]

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  • Matt Ridley: Green Industrial Strategy Is Bad For The Poor

    • Date: 18/07/16
    • Matt Ridley, The Times

    The biggest source of inequality is government intervention on behalf of crony capitalism, not the free market. In her first speech on the steps of 10 Downing Street Theresa May said that she intends to listen to those who “just about manage”, not to the wealthy and mighty. “When it comes to opportunity, we won’t […]

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  • Parliament’s Devotion To The Religion Of Climate Change Might Be Ending

    • Date: 17/07/16
    • Christopher Booker, The Sunday Telegraph

    Ever since the week in October 2008 when our MPs voted almost unanimously for the Climate Change Act, I have been trying to explain here why this was the most disastrous Act ever passed by Parliament. This insane piece of legislation, committing us to a far greater cut in our emissions of CO2 than any […]

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  • Project Climate Fear: Bank Of England Alarmist-In-Chief Raises Climate Alarm In Canada

    • Date: 16/07/16
    • Terence Corcoran, Financial Post

    As the world turns through the current economic and political crises, it is hard to imagine that governments will follow Mark Carney’s climate-alarmist agenda. It’s 8 a.m. Friday. While the world economy flaps in the wind of central-bank imposed zero interest rates, as Brexit threatens the very existence of the European Union, as some banks and […]

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