Climategate Finally Happens At The BBC On Question Time

An event happened today at the BBC that only three months ago would have caused Michael Mann and Phil Jones to start sending emails to the BBC, there was an open and frank discussion about the belief in the Church of Climatology on the most important and influential political show on UK television. The question was left until the last 12 minutes of the show, but the question about Phil Jones and CRU breaking the law was asked.

Before Aardvark continues on the AGW question there is another relevant and important factor, the location of the show which this week was from Basildon. Basildon is one of those microcosms of British politics, a constituency that mirrors national opinion pretty accurately, bear this in mind.

The heretic question was first passed to Labour minister for something or other Ben Bradshaw.

This is first time post Copenhagen that a member of Brown’s warmist Cabinet has publicly answered a direct question about AGW.

Bradshaw immediately condemned the CRU for breaking the law and then praised them for all the good work they have done with the IPCC on man made Climate Change, priceless. Climategate and Glaciergate were not mentioned just the pre Copenhagen warmist lie.

Bradshaw got little audience support and a few laughs for some of his alarmist statements.

Next up was Nigel Lawson, Chancellor of the Exchequer under Margaret Thatcher, accused of being a denier by Bradshaw.

Lord Lawson essentially replied with the same answers to the warming alarmists you can find on this blog and many others across the world, at this point Bradshaw can been seen shaking his head and using the alarmist look of contempt that is always rolled out when the heretic speaks. Lawsons replies got significant audience applause.

In answer to Bradshaw’s taunts about the danger that Lawson presents, Lawson announced that he had set up the Global Warming Policy Foundation:

It is against all this background that I am announcing today the launch of a new high-powered all-party (and non-party) think-tank, the Global Warming Policy Foundation (, which I hope may mark a turning-point in the political and public debate on the important issue of global warming policy. At the very least, open and reasoned debate on this issue cannot be anything but healthy. The absence of debate between political parties at the present time makes our contribution all the more necessary. “

That shutdown Bradshaw who being the light weight politician that he is, had not been briefed about the Global Warming Policy Foundation.

Also on the panel were Lib Dem peer Jenny Tonge who basically recited from the Al Gore bible and was just a watered down Labour socialist, which is essentially what the Lib Dems are.

There was also a journalist from the The Sun and someone from a political centre who are basically non believers in Anthropogenic Global Warming.

With the BBC now allowing discussion of AGW on a premier flagship program the light at the end of the tunnel just moved a lot closer.

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About Tory Aardvark

Climate Realist, Conservative and proud NRA member. I don't buy into the Man Made Global Warming Scam, science is never settled. @ToryAardvark on Twitter ToryAardvark on Facebook

Posted on January 29, 2010, in Anthropogenic Global Warming, BBC, Church Of Climatology, Climategate, Green Taxation, ManBearPig and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

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