Christopher Booker reports:
Last week saw a truly momentous defeat for the green lobby groups which, in the past decade, have exercised almost complete control over Britain’s future energy policy. The fact that this took the form of a mighty slapdown for Lord Deben (formerly John Gummer), newly confirmed chairman of the Climate Change Committee, makes it all the more telling.
You have to wonder about politicians - appointing someone with a conflict of interest and then publicly humiliating them seems, well, odd. What is going on here?