The Coalition’s obsession with climate change is damaging Britain’s recovery from recession,
former Tory chancellor Nigel Lawson warns today.
Writing in the Daily Mail, Lord Lawson delivers a scathing assessment of David Cameron’s so-called
and says it is ‘time this Government grew up’.
Lord Lawson, one of the most respected Tory figures of recent decades,
accuses the Prime Minister of risking Britain’s economy to make a ‘symbolic’ point.
In a devastating verdict he writes:
‘The Government’s highly damaging decarbonisation policy,
enshrined in the absurd Climate Change Act,
does not have a leg to stand on.
It is intended,
at massive cost,
to be symbolic :
To make good David Cameron’s ambition to make his administration “the greenest government ever”.
‘My dictionary defines green as “unripe, immature, undeveloped”.’
His comments came after former Civil Service chief Lord Turnbull
accused ministers and officials of pandering to global warming ‘alarmists’
and piling huge,
on ordinary families.
“ More and more eminent scientists
are finding the courage to point out
( the most recent being the distinguished physicist Professor William Happer of Princeton University ),
that it is far from clear that there is a serious problem
— let alone a catastrophic one —
of global warming at all.”