Stern denies Conservative climate bank role

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Earlier today I lambasted David Cameron over reports the Conservatives had hired man made global warming activist and shock jock Lord Stern to help create a bank to channel money into funding green business plans and technologies.  However, I was wrong.  It isn’t true.  I apologise for being mislead by the Conservative party’s Shadow Chancellor, whose claim was reported in the Telegraph.  It seems Stern was a bit sceptical of reports that he had accepted such a role with the Tories and decided to reveal himself to be a denier after all!

This week Stern has been shown to be making unsubstantiated claims about climate change that were quietly removed from his infamous report after publication.  It seems the Conservatives are in such awe of the man, George Osborne followed suit with an unsubstantiated claim of his own and will also have to make major corrections.  Team Cameron has managed to snatch ridicule from the jaws of incredulity.  In a statement to the media, Lord Stern said:

“I should stress that I am not, and have no plans to be, an adviser to any political party”

That settles that then.  If the Tories were a football team, by now all their opponents would be singing ‘Can we play you every week?’.

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1 Response to “Stern denies Conservative climate bank role”


  1. 1 jameshigham 03/02/2010 at 9:42 am

    I can’t recall the last time that a party leader, going into an election with what should be but isn’t, an unassailable position, should be under such a hammering from all sectors of the political spectrum.


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