Greens

The slow death of environmentalism

7 May 2016 9:00 am

Would you describe yourself as an ‘environmentalist’? I would, mainly to annoy greenies, but also because it’s true. If your…

A Supreme Court justice and the scary plan to outlaw climate change

10 October 2015 9:00 am

How do you make an imaginary problem so painfully real that everyone suffers? It’s an odd question to ask, you…

The Volkswagen diesel scandal was driven by carbon obsession

3 October 2015 8:00 am

What fun it is watching again all those smug Volkswagen ads on YouTube, featuring men in mid-life crisis revving up…

Max Hastings’s diary: How sporting tourists play into Nicola Sturgeon’s hands

12 September 2015 9:00 am

During our annual odyssey around the Scottish Highlands, I read Tears of the Rajas, Ferdinand Mount’s eloquent indictment of imperial…

The birth of the plastic bag (blame Sweden)

12 September 2015 9:00 am

Old bags The government announced details of a compulsory 5p charge for single-use plastic bags in shops. Plastic bags have…

Bristol, the European capital of green nannying and bureaucracy

5 September 2015 9:00 am

I am stuck behind a big yellow recycling lorry in Bristol, which this year became the UK’s first European Green…

In being suckered into climate alarmism, the Pope risks backing policies that hurt the world's poor

20 June 2015 9:00 am

In his latest encyclical Pope Francis will apparently describe global warming as a ‘major threat to life on the planet’.…

My eco-home nightmare

20 June 2015 9:00 am

I write this half-naked, sucking on ice cubes, breaking off sentences to stick my head in the fridge. In the…

Don’t tell me not to be scared of sharks

20 June 2015 9:00 am

For 40 years, ever since Jaws set box-office records and struck terror into the hearts of a generation, there’s been…

Welcome to Miliband country: how Labour would wreck rural life

2 May 2015 9:00 am

Imagine rural England five years into a Labour government led by Ed Miliband, and propped up by the SNP and…

Why I'd never own a rabbit hutch – or vote Green

2 May 2015 9:00 am

‘I suppose,’ said my dad philosophically, ‘I could always vote Green.’ ‘Oh, for goodness sake! Not you as well!’ I…

The Green party manifesto is even crazier than you’ve heard

18 April 2015 9:00 am

I’m disappointed that Ed Balls’s suggestion that the Office of Budget Responsibility should audit the parties’ manifestos was never taken…

How Ukip became the incredible disappearing party

28 March 2015 9:00 am

The establishment drive to marginalise Ukip has been under way for three months now, and it has having its effect.…

From coalition to chaos – get ready for the age of indecision

13 December 2014 9:00 am

A recent email from Samantha Cameron started an intriguing debate in the Prime Minister’s social circle. It was an invitation…

Sorry, Anne Glover, but you were just too scientific for the Green Blob

22 November 2014 9:00 am

The Green Blob which did for Owen Paterson has claimed another victim. Her name is Anne Glover and she was,…

How Ed Miliband lost his winning hand

8 November 2014 9:00 am

Ed Miliband’s internal critics used to complain that he had a 35 per cent strategy. They claimed that his unambitious…

Why climate change is good for the world

19 October 2013 9:00 am

Climate change has done more good than harm so far and is likely to continue doing so for most of…