Something happend during yesterday’s events in the European Parliament that I thought you might want to see.
During the debate on climate change in developing countries, both the BNP and UKIP denied that climate change was man-made, and argued against any action to mitigate its effects on the developing world.
I unpicked their argument, and demanded further action by the EU to tackle climate change and deliver for the developing world. I reminded those present that 81% of the British public believe that climate change is a ‘very serious’ or ‘fairly serious’ issue, and told of its effect on life in Kenya.
BNP Leader Nick Griffin MEP said to the European Parliament that:
“Manâ€’made global warming is an unproven theory based on manipulative statistics.”
He also attacked climate change as an ‘elite scam’ and an excuse to ‘impose internationalist dogma and global government’.
His arguuments were backed up by UKIP MEP Godfrey Bloom, who claimed that:
“We are all talking here about something which is not happening. The whole thing is a sham – this bogus hypothesis, this ridiculous nonsense that man-made CO2 is causing global warming.”
It came as no surprise for us to see UKIP and the BNP teaming up, but we hope you can pass this message on to show the true face of these two ultra right wing parties. Watch the speeches of Nick Griffin MEP and Godfrey Bloom MEP, as well as my own response below: