Douglas Carswell is an influential and forward-thinking Conservative MP for whom I have a high regard. There is however, one enormous and ugly blot in his copybook - his support for the Climate Change Act.
Now, however, with the newspapers full of the prospect of further energy price rises and power cuts to boot, Carswell has issued an apology.
My biggest regret as an MP is that I failed to oppose the 2008 Climate Change Act. It was a mistake. I am sorry...
The Climate Change Act is giving us a low carbon economy the way that pre-industrial Britain had a low carbon economy.
I suppose we should welcome this move, but it does look as though it might be a bit late.