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(not satire – it’s the UK today!) 

Rupert Murdoch’s favourite climate change denier, Times columnist Matt Ridley, is not a climate scientist.

He’s a failed banker,

Before he reinvented himself as a supposed expert on climate change, the old Etonian, Tory peer was the hereditary* head of Northern Rock bank.

As its chairman – Ridley tapped the UK taxpayer for an unbelievable £27 billion in bailout money.

But despite Ridley getting £27 billion, his bank still failed and had to be nationalised anyway.

You’d think the anti-climate change establishment would have found someone a bit more convincing to persuade us against global warming.

Perhaps they thought we’d forgotten all about his past-life as a failed banker?

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Unfortunately, this failed banker’s managing to influence government policy too:

Paterson refuses top scientists’ briefings on Climate Change: where does he get his views from?

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* Hereditary because when it comes to picking leaders, it seems UK banks have taken a leaf out of North Korea’s book. Ridley inherited his position as chairman of Northern Rock from his father, despite having absolutely no background in finance whatsoever.

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