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Delingpole: Boris Johnson and the Green Death

December 23, 2019

By Paul Homewood


I mentioned Roger Harrabin’s latest attempt to push his climate agenda last week. It is clearly just part of a much wider attempt by the green blob to


In the days before Doctor Who got woke and went broke, there was a famous storyline in which the Doctor faced gigantic maggots spewing deadly radioactive green slime. Just like George Monbiot, the maggots lived in Wales.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson would almost certainly have watched this terrifying serial (starring Jon Pertwee) — Doctor Who and the Green Death — as a child.

But little can young Bozza have realised that when he grew up he would have to face this horror for real. Not giant maggots, exactly, but something no less creepy and wriggly and relentless — the pullulating creatures of the Climate Industrial Complex, hungry for world domination.

Here, for example, is Lord ‘Trougher’ Deben of the Climate Change Committee, urging in an open letter to the Prime Minister that yet more taxpayer billions need to be spunked up against the wall to deal with the non-existent problem of “climate change”.

“In this Parliament, the UK must get on track to delivering Net Zero emissions, and adapt to the climate-related changes we are experiencing.”

What climate-related changes? Name one: an actual “climate-related” one, I mean, as opposed to a weather event.

The British taxpayer forks out £4.7 million a year for Lord Deben and his fellow CCC parasites to churn out this drivel, including an eye-watering £325,000 to its CEO Chris Stark, and £25,000 for Trougher Deben himself for a day or two’s “work” a week.

If ever there was a government advisory body ripe for destruction as part of Dominic Cummings’s Civil Service reforms, this is the one. The CCC was founded in 2008 under the Labour government of Gordon Brown, thanks to legislation implemented by Labour Environment Secretary Ed Miliband. Its purpose is to ensure that the government implements the 2008 Climate Change Act, one of the most expensive and pointless pieces of peacetime legislation in British history, committing the taxpayer to expenditure in excess of £300 billion. In other words, just like the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), it is an organisation with a very specific (and left-wing) political agenda: to ensure that more and more money is spent dealing with a problem whose existence it takes for granted.

Trougher Deben, though formerly a Conservative government minister — then called John Selwyn-Gummer — is not the kind of dispassionate, independent advisor who might actually be of use to any government. He is a political activist with strong personal vested interests in the green industry. Why should the taxpayer have to fork out for this green zealot’s environmental advocacy?

Nothing that parasites like Deben say or do would be taken seriously, were they not regularly quoted as experts by the BBC. If you think of Deben as a kind of extra large maggot, then the BBC would be the mighty mother blow fly that spawned it. No institution in the UK – not the notorious Climatic Research Unit at the University of Easy Access (of Climategate fame), not the data-adjusting Met Office, not even Greenpeace or Fiends of the Earth – can match the BBC when it comes to vomiting out relentless, glowing green, radioactive environmental propaganda.

Here is the BBC’s Green Blowfly Roger Harrabin, bigging up the CCC in a story headlined Climate Watchdog Urges PM to Get Back On Track.

Harrabin writes green propaganda masquerading as “analysis”.

Presentational grey line

Analysis box by Roger Harrabin, Environment analyst

BBC News

Huge pressure on UK

Next year’s big climate conference will be held in Glasgow, Scotland — and that heaps enormous pressure on UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

He’s already been warned by environmentalists that he will be “humiliated” if he tries to lead other nations whilst the UK is still failing to meet its own medium-term climate targets.

The UK’s climate advisers warn that tens of millions of homes must be insulated.

Other experts say Mr Johnson’s £28.8bn road-building plans are not compatible with eliminating CO2 emissions.

They say even fully electric cars won’t solve the problem completely – and urge the government to help people walk and cycle to benefit their health and the environment.

They also say expanding aviation will increase emissions.

Mr Johnson’s Brexit decisions will play a part too. The U.S. won’t discuss climate change in any trade deal. Meanwhile the EU is putting a border tax on countries that don’t cut greenhouse gases. It will be impossible to please both.

Paul Homewood has produced a handy take-down of this parti-pris tosh. He notes, for example, that the claim that “the UK is still failing to meet its own medium-term climate targets” is in his view “an outright lie.”

This is deliberately intended to give the impression that the UK is falling woefully behind other countries’ efforts to reduce emissions.

This is an outright lie

Since the Climate Change Act in 2008. UK emissions of carbon dioxide have fallen by 30%. For the rest of the EU, the figure is under 16 per cent, while in N America it is just 8%.

Globally, emissions have risen by 11 per cent in that time.

As for those “medium term plans”, surely he must know that Germany is still planning to keep coal power going well into the 2030s, and will be reliant on Russian gas for much longer still.

Needless to say, all the green NGOs are trying to bully the government too. As the Guardian reports:

The new Conservative government must urgently bring forward plans to fulfil its pledge to cut greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050 or risk losing the fight against climate breakdown, green campaigners have urged.

Rebecca Newsom, the head of politics at Greenpeace UK, said the Tory manifesto was “full of holes” on the environment and had been judged inadequate by green groups, and people would expect swift action.

“The weight of responsibility and growing public concern now rests on Boris Johnson’s shoulders to ensure the UK rises to the challenge, fights for climate justice and shows real leadership,” she said.

“The next five years are make or break for the climate and nature emergencies, so we expect the new government to immediately roll out bold commitments to tackle the challenge. This should start with a climate emergency budget to pledge at least 5% government spending per year to deliver a fairer and greener economy for all.”

Climate breakdown was one of the top concerns of younger voters during the election campaign, and Labour made it the centrepiece of its “green industrial revolution” pledge to voters.

I particularly love that last paragraph: is the Guardian not aware that Labour suffered its worst election defeat since 1925? Would that not therefore indicate that actually “green industrial revolution” pledges are not a particularly effective vote-winner?

My point here is one that I made in a tweet in the immediate aftermath of Boris Johnson’s stunningly comprehensive election victory: people who didn’t vote Tory and never have or will vote Tory, people who, furthermore are entirely antipathetical to conservative values like liberty, small government, and free markets, are now trying to muscle in on government policy as if somehow it was their side that won the election.

But it wasn’t the left that won the December 2019 general election. Nor was it the green movement. And while it’s true that in the course of his election campaigns Boris Johnson made some foolish promises — including one to honour his idiot predecessor Theresa May’s Net Zero by 2050 policy proposal — he is bound to find sooner rather than later that they will impinge hugely on his plans for prosperity and economic growth.

You can have economic prosperity or you can commit the globalist green agenda — but you cannot do both. Sooner or later, Boris Johnson is going to have to choose between the two. Until that moment comes, my advice to him — for what it’s worth — is that when dealing with the likes of the Climate Change Committee, the various green NGOs, the BBC and the rest of the Climate Industrial Complex, he should sup with a very, very long spoon.

These are green zealots and they care for nothing save their misanthropic, anti-capitalist, anti-science, anti-freedom ideology. At best, these people are brainwashed prisoners of groupthink; at worst, they are corrupted by greed, by ignorance or by a burning desire to bring down Western Industrial Civilisation and replace it by a green New World Order.

They are Danes, seeking Danegeld. They are most certainly not the British people’s friends. The sooner Boris Johnson realises this, the better off we’ll all be.

Full story here.

  1. December 23, 2019 2:53 pm

    Good old Dellers. Let’s hope Cummings has success draining that vast swamp. A priority for Bojo is to stop funding the BBC and Channel 4. Bojo needs to get rid of the CCC but to do that he needs to repeal the Climate Change Act. Then there are lot of other essentials such as to stop subsidising all things green.

    • Chilli permalink
      December 23, 2019 3:53 pm

      Don’t hold your breath. He’s probably going to marry an eco-loon so I can’t see him forgoing bedroom privileges when he can just kick the can down the road and let the next PM worry about draining the green swamp.

      • Adam Gallon permalink
        December 23, 2019 4:44 pm

        His dad’s a Green Loon too. Praises the XR nutters.

    • Mike Jackson permalink
      December 24, 2019 9:36 am

      There is a way round the CCC, if memory serves. Paul will no doubt know better than I do.

      Is it not the case that it is for the Secretary of State to determine various matters around how much money is committed to various aspects? There is usually wriggle-room if governments want to use it.

  2. December 23, 2019 3:05 pm

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  4. Coeur de Lion permalink
    December 23, 2019 4:04 pm

    I have just written toThe Times drawing attention to Professor Michael Kelly and Dr Ruth Lea of the Global Warming Policy Forum who have both conclusively shown that UK’s decarbonisation ambition is futile political virtue signalling already damaging our economy to the advantage of China. Will it get printed? Your guess.

    • Adam Gallon permalink
      December 23, 2019 4:51 pm

      About the same chance as Corbyn being PM.

  5. Washington 76 permalink
    December 23, 2019 4:05 pm

    Dec 23, 2019 Deadly Record Drought, Solar Climate Forcing, Andromeda

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  6. December 23, 2019 7:04 pm

    Great article by Dellers but I believe the correct phraseology should have been “pissed up the wall”

  7. December 23, 2019 8:59 pm

    Our PM is maybe labouring under the impression that he can make the crocodile go away by feeding it.


    Its demands will not change in tenor whether it is starved or if you have just thrown it your own leg.

    My advice would be to not give it anything.

  8. Stuart Farmer permalink
    December 27, 2019 5:14 pm

    An interesting article worth a read – “Climate and the Money Trail” by F.William Engdahl.
    link to article –

  9. December 28, 2019 12:54 am

    Boris is in a sweet pickle. Sweet because after his historic win he has a free hand to reform Britain. Pickle because now he must deliver. And BREXIT is yesterday’s problem. His much bigger one is that his new voters are a fickle bunch. They have voted for him in hopes that he makes their lives better. Trump-style. Weighing down the economy with senseless rules protecting us from a problem that does not even exist is one such thing. The cash thus saved may go to programs that actually help people. And the entrepreneurial freedom created might turn BREXIT into a success story. Boris has a keen ear on voters’ concerns. Their paycheck is their biggest one as they just showed us.

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