(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?
Unfortunately, this failed banker’s managing to influence government policy too:
* 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.
The Coalition Government Colouring and Activity Book is now available for download as a PDF and in print: