Is there a plan?

Podcasters Alex McCarron (Escape from Lockdown) and Paul Rodriguez (State of the Markets) have a debate on the ideas in currency about whether all things Covid (and more) are the fruits of a 'plan' or not. Arguing that there is a plan was State of the Markets co-host,...

It’s not enough to criticise only XR’s ‘methods’

The fortnight of Extinction Rebellion (XR) protests on London’s streets are drawing to a close. As with earlier protests, significant news coverage and comment has been driven by XR’s trademark tactics: although seemingly making demands of government, directing its...

Texas: a crisis caused by policy, not climate

Blaming climate change for the cold snap, or renewables for the blackouts, lets energy planners off the hook. In mid-February, an unexpected and severe cold snap hit most of the USA. It was caused by Arctic air pushed down from the north by a rare but not...

The Cumbria coal mine must go ahead

The green blob's attempt to reverse a democratic decision is a disgrace. When plans for a coal mine were recently given the go-ahead by Cumbria County Council, green campaigners, journalists and quangocrats were outraged. They demanded that MPs, ministers and the...

Democracy wakes up on the road to Net Zero

A FEW days ago the Times broke the story of a leaked memo from Whitehall, in which it was claimed that the government is considering economy-wide carbon taxes. Amongst the most troubling of these interventions were demands from academics and campaigners that the price...

Why greens love lockdown

Greens now want harder, longer lockdowns to tackle climate change. Are they mad? Over the past year, the response to the Covid-19 pandemic has caused untold damage to people’s lives. Discussing whether draconian policies are effective, or whether there may be other...

How the Climate Assembly manufactured consent

This stage-managed Assembly is a sham. There is no democratic mandate for extreme climate policies. As I have been pointing out for over a decade here on spiked, the political consensus on climate change is not shared by the public – or, at best, the public’s appetite...

Not the BBC

I had a web-chat with Seb Abecasis recently, for his new Youtube channel, Not the BBC. It was quite a broad-ranging discussion, and quite good fun. I hope you agree -- watch it below.