• 50% Of The EU’s ‘Climate Budget’ Will be Given To Farmers, Critics Warn

    • Date: 06/08/20
    • DPA, Deutsche Press Agentur

    50% of the spending that the EU counts under its climate umbrella isn’t actually to be spent on reducing CO2 emissions: instead, it is funding the EU’s Common Agriculture Policy. When then-defence minister for Germany Ursula von der Leyen ran for the European Union’s top job last year, she pitched herself as a climate enthusiast. […]

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  • Salman Rushdie Warns That Left-wing ‘Cancel Culture’ Is A Threat To Literature And Freedom Of Speech

    • Date: 05/08/20
    • Daily Mail

    Salman Rushdie has warned that Left-wing ‘cancel culture’ is a threat to literature and freedom of speech. Responding to the idea that authors should write only ‘what they know’ or risk being ‘cancelled’, the Booker Prize winner said he could not accept that ‘there are areas in which censorship is acceptable’.  He added: ‘I’ve always […]

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  • Electric Car Obsession May Catch UK Automotive ‘Sleeping At The Wheel’

    • Date: 01/08/20
    • AM Online

    Cambria Automobiles chief executive Mark Lavery has urged his car retail colleagues to lobby Government over an all-out push to Electric Vehicles (EV) which risks catching UK automotive “sleeping at the wheel”. Lavery said that there was still time to prevent Government making a decision which would see an all-out ban on internal combustion engine (ICE) […]

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  • Banning The Sale Of Petrol Cars Would Be ‘A Colossal Error’

    • Date: 29/07/20
    • Press Release, Global Warming Policy Foundation

    Eminent engineer reveals major flaw in UK Govt’s electric car plans London, 29 July: A new paper published today by the Global Warming Policy Foundation reveals another major flaw in plans to electrify the economy. According to the author, Professor Gautam Kalghatgi, because most vehicles will still run on fossil fuels in ten years’ time, […]

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  • Climate Hysteria On Stilts: Labour Council Bans Meat

    • Date: 28/07/20
    • Gaia Fawkes

    An eco-warrior administration at Enfield Council is set to become the first elected body in the UK to ban meat in an attempt to tackle climate change. Buried on page 36 of their “Enfield climate action plan 2020” it is spelt out that from December 2020 onwards, “all events held by Enfield Council where catering […]

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  • Uncool Paris: Radical French Eco-Minister Bans Outside Heating In Cafes & Bars

    • Date: 27/07/20
    • BBC News

    France’s government has announced new environmental measures, including a ban on heated terraces for cafes and bars. Ecology Minister Barbara Pompili said outside heating or air conditioning was an “ecological aberration”. The ban will not come into force until after the winter as restaurants have been hard hit by Covid-19, she added. All heated or […]

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  • Mass EV Charging: Is A Can Of Worms Hiding Under The Bonnet?

    • Date: 27/07/20
    • Transport Xtra

    The Government’s push to electrify road transport and domestic heating could place major cost burdens on consumers, says a new report Electric vehicles have become something of a panacea for politicians as they grapple with how to decarbonise the transport sector. But for some engineers, the headlong rush to electrify road transport and domestic heating […]

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  • Britain’s Green Traffic Policy Creates ‘Ghost Towns’

    • Date: 26/07/20
    • The Sunday Telegraph

    Grant Shapps, the Transport Secretary, has been forced to lobby against his anti-car policy in his own constituency after barriers meant to aid social distancing turned a village high street into a “ghost town”. Shopkeepers in Welwyn say businesses already struggling after the lockdown could be forced to close because visitor numbers plummeted when roads […]

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