More Griffin lies as he claims a majority think man-made climate change is a “complete scam”

October 21, 2009 12:59 pm

By Linda McAvan MEP

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:

“Man‒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:

Comments are closed

Latest

  • Comment Europe McFadden’s appointment comes at a time of big opportunity for Labour on Europe

    McFadden’s appointment comes at a time of big opportunity for Labour on Europe

    Pat McFadden is taking over the Europe brief just at the time when the issue can work in Labour’s favour. Provided we hold to Ed Miliband’s decision not to cave in to the calls to offer an in-out referendum. Europe is again becoming toxic for the Tories. How Cameron must be looking back wistfully to that time when he told his party to stop banging on about Europe. That’s exactly what it is now doing. And it’s largely his own […]

    Read more →
  • Comment The Next Portillo Moment

    The Next Portillo Moment

    Undoubtedly the highlight of election night ‘97 was seeing Labour record the unlikeliest of victories where I live in Enfield Southgate. We did it through hard work, at the time all three Enfield seats were blue and though the Labour swing meant that Edmonton and Enfield North were going red regardless it took a special campaign lead by an extraordinarily good candidate in Stephen Twigg to record what was an iconic victory in the Party’s history. We held the seat […]

    Read more →
  • Comment The business backlash against Tory EU exit plans 

    The business backlash against Tory EU exit plans 

    It’s not just José Manuel Barroso who has warned David Cameron that his party is taking the wrong approach when it comes to talk of an EU exit. There is a clear sense of concern and anger from the UK and international business community in respect of the Tory plans for an in/out referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU in 2017. This has led to a serious business backlash against the Tories. Standard & Poor’s, the international rating […]

    Read more →
  • Featured Miliband sets out 5 point immigration reform plan (but won’t join “Operation Pander”)

    Miliband sets out 5 point immigration reform plan (but won’t join “Operation Pander”)

    Ed Miliband is in Rochester today, where he’s campaigning for the party’s by-election candidate Naushabah Khan against what he called the “two Tory opponents” of UKIP and the Tories in the Rochester and Strood by-election. But the main purpose of Miliband’s speech was to set out what Labour’s approach to immigration will be – specifically an Immigration Reform Bill in the first Queen’s Speech of the new Parliament. Miliband announced it’d be based around five key principles (most of which […]

    Read more →
  • News Sadiq Khan asks Mansion Tax critics – how would you fund the NHS?

    Sadiq Khan asks Mansion Tax critics – how would you fund the NHS?

    Since Labour conference, the majority of Labour’s potential London mayoral candidates have been critical of the party’s Mansion Tax proposals. However one presumptive candidate has been consistently positive about the plans – Sadiq Khan. That’s understandable and expected, as he’s a Shadow Cabinet member and a Miliband loyalist. But Khan has now launched a public defence of the tax (calling it “absolutely fair”) and a broadside against critics, asking them “why they are opposed to hiring thousands more nurses and doctors […]

    Read more →