Lord Lawson: An Honourable Man

About the Lord Lawson: An Honourable Man Series

The DeSmog UK inaugural series begins with the shrewd Lord Lawson speaking alongside the grandfather of American climate denial S Fred Singer at an event held by the oil and tobacco funded Institute of Economic Affairs. In this rip-roaring yarn we are introduced into the strange world of corporate anti-science. Lawson and his charity the Global Warming Policy Foundation say its it’s not funded by an energy company nor anyone with a “significant” interest in energy. So why has Lawson come out of retirement to fight on the issue of global warming? For the public good? How does this sit with his life’s work – introducing neoliberalism, an economics based on the idea that people are only incentivised by money?

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Lord Lawson’s trustees at his climate science denying charity, the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF), are being questioned by the Charity Commission in relation to allegations that a member o...
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Climate science denier Lord Lawson continues to gain prominence in the Brexit debate as he is appointed as the temporary new chairman of Vote Leave. At the same time, two so-called ‘controversial’...
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By Brendan Montague and Kyla Mandel Climate science denier Lord Nigel Lawson will be leading the anti-EU campaign in the second major debate in March on the European Union referendum. The debate, h...
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Lord Lawson faces further embarrassment concerning his climate denial Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF), as the UK transparency watchdog has ruled that the Charity Commission must reconsider ...
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Lord Lawson has taken the extraordinary decision to stand by a “distinguished” academic advisor to his charity who has become embroiled in a new scandal about climate denier groups being secretly f...
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Lord Lawson’s climate denying Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) has been accused of wasting taxpayers’ money through the inappropriate use of parliamentary questions, internal government docu...
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Lord Lawson has become the most influential and respected climate denier in the world with the launch of the Global Warming Policy Foundation. Our inaugural series charts his remarkable return to t...
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