Bob Ward: The Australian Echo Chamber of Climate Change Denial
Huffington Post - over 4 years
The Australian newspaper proved last week that the echo chamber of climate change denial is not restricted to the United States and United Kingdom.
On 4 September, the newspaper, owned by News Limited, the Australian arm of Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation empire, published an article by Peter Lilley, a veteran UK Member of Parliament from the right wing of the Conservative Party, promoting his 'sceptical' views about climate change.
Lilley is probably best-known for a cringeworthy speech he made at the Conservative Party conference in 1992 as Secretary of State for Social Security in John Major's Government, during which he adapted a song from The Mikado by Gilbert Sullivan, which began "I've got a little list of benefit offenders who I'll soon be rooting out", and included "young ladies who get pregnant just to jump the housing list" and "all those sponging socialists".
More recently, Lilley was one of just five MPs, out of 646, who voted in 2008 against the Climat
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