October 3, 2010

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Sunday, 3 October 2010




EU bureaucrats move into luxury new London address: Europe House ...


This week EU officials will move into their new luxury London home, complete with bomb proof windows and a landscaped roof terrace.

The 'anomalies’ of Dr Rajendra Pachauri’s charity accounts ...


Why did the Charities Commission let the European wing of Rajendra Pachauri's empire get away with such poor accounting, asks Christopher Booker.

The 'anomalies’ of Dr Pachauri’s charity accounts


Why did the Charities Commission let the European wing of Rajendra Pachauri's empire get away with such poor accounting, asks Christopher Booker.

Wind farms: yet another brewing disaster – Telegraph Blogs


Here’s another wind farm scandal waiting to break. I wonder if it will ever get any coverage in the mainstream media. This is what my anonymous source has to say: I am at an energy conference in Europe. Yesterday I talked to two friends of mine who are involved in civil engineering in the UK. They both tol

Lawrence Dallaglio calls for action against Steve Borthwick for ...


Lawrence Dallaglio has called on the governing body of the Heineken Cup to take "appropriate action" against Saracens to prevent a repeat of the club's decision not to send their captain, Steve Borthwick, to the launch of the tournament.

Sharon Shoesmith is right about one thing...


There will be more cases like Baby P's until the child protection system is fixed, says Alasdair Palmer.

The evidence for global warming demands our action


Those who are "advocates" for global warming have science on their side.

The truth is getting lost in the Amazon


A warmist coup seems to have taken place on Amazon, the online bookseller, writes Christopher Booker.

Justice is not served by the European Arrest Warrant


Sunday Telegraph readers share their views on the European Arrest Warrant, the RSPCA and Ed Miliband.

Literary Life


All the president's reading, a dangerous book, speed writing... Mark Sanderson surveys the literary world


Christopher Booker


Christopher Booker

Christopher Booker of The Sunday Telegraph exposes the ever-growing power of the European


Union in Brussels and the excesses of mad officialdom.

CHRISTOPHER BOOKER LATEST

Kent police take on the heavy work

Once again the police provide the muscle for social workers to seize children, says Christopher Booker.
02 Oct 2010

The 'anomalies’ of Dr Rajendra Pachauri’s charity accounts

Why did the Charities Commission let the European wing of Rajendra Pachauri's empire get away with such poor accounting, asks Christopher Booker.
02 Oct 2010

Why do the police provide the muscle for forced adoptions?

Police are strangely compliant helpers when social workers arrive to remove children from their mothers, says Christopher Booker.
25 Sep 2010

The Thanet wind farm will milk us of billions

The media remain conspicuously silent about the real price we pay for wind energy, says Christopher Booker.
25 Sep 2010

Child protection: why did this woman lose her children?

A new case in south London highlights the ongoing scandal of forced adoption, reports Christopher Booker.
18 Sep 2010

Britain's energy policy is in crisis

The Government's policy on renewable energy is wasteful and counter-productive, says Christopher Booker.
18 Sep 2010

The truth is getting lost in the Amazon

A warmist coup seems to have taken place on Amazon, the online bookseller, says Christopher Booker.
11 Sep 2010

Another social work scandal

Another child adoption scandal is being covered up, says Christopher Booker.
11 Sep 2010

Brussels has broken our power to rule

The EU has become a lumbering, unaccountable mess, saysChristopher Booker.
11 Sep 2010

A cunning bid to shore up the ruins of the IPCC

The Inter-Academy report into the IPCC, led by Rajendra Pachauri, tiptoes around a mighty elephant in the room, argues Christopher Booker.
04 Sep 2010

The Clean Development Mechanism delivers the greatest green scam of all

Even the UN and the EU are wising up to the greenhouse gas scam, "the biggest environmental scandal in history", says Christopher Booker.
28 Aug 2010

Lest we forget, it wasn’t the Battle of the Home Counties

Fierce air fights and devastating bombing raids were taking place all over the country 70 years ago, saysChristopher Booker
28 Aug 2010

Tidal turbines: Alex Salmond hits a low ebb

'Overseas investment' to generate electricity on Orkney came courtesy of the British taxpayer, saysChristopher Booker
28 Aug 2010


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OCTOBER 1ST, 2010 13:10

Britain is not Ireland, so stop using this false comparison

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There they go again. Diane Abbott, the London MP with a love of expense account taxis rides, represented the standard Labour view on BBC's Question Time last night when she cited Ireland as an example of what Britain might become under the Coalition's spending cuts. Instead, she wants to carry on spending until….well this question… Read more
OCTOBER 1ST, 2010 12:49

State safety net for homebuyers is cut by 40 per cent

The safety net for homebuyers who lose their jobs is being lowered by 40 per cent with effect from today despite mortgage lenders claims that further reductions could cause arrears and repossessions to rise. Income support for mortgage interest (ISMI) was paid on homeloans of up to £200,000 at an interest rate of 6.08 per cent… Read more
OCTOBER 1ST, 2010 7:52

Tax exodus begins

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One in eight people registered in Britain as non-resident for tax purposes left the country in the last year for which HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has records. The 12 per cent decrease during the year to April, 2009, demonstrates that tax-driven emigration is not just an option for companies like Wolseley, the FTSE-listed plumbing group… Read more
SEPTEMBER 30TH, 2010 12:05

Why are banks changing their tune about Basel III?

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I know it's hard to keep track of the constant stream of regulatory shifts and re-thinks, but if I remember rightly, the reaction to the agreement on Basel III, the new framework for global capital requirements reached earlier this month, was broadly positive. The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision said it will require lenders to have… Read more
SEPTEMBER 30TH, 2010 11:13

Ireland's love affair with masochism

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A more shocking set of numbers is hard to imagine. The latest bailout package for Ireland's insolvent banks will raise the nation's budget deficit from an already alarmingly high 12 per cent to a jaw dropping 32 per cent, which will in turn send overall public debt spiralling upwards to just shy of 100 per… Read more
SEPTEMBER 30TH, 2010 7:50

Burglars big winners from divided Britain, says insurer

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Burglars are unexpected beneficiaries of a divided Britain in which one in 20 long-term couples now live in different homes, a major household insurer claims. The number of “live-apart-ners” has increased by 40 per cent over the last decade to exceed 1m, Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures show. Now new analysis of 80,000 household burglary… Read more
SEPTEMBER 29TH, 2010 17:18

Banking is out. Now everyone wants to be… an accountant

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When I visited my university’s career office, roughly 25 years ago, I had no idea what I wanted to do after graduating, and the careers adviser had only one suggestion to make: accountancy. This prospect – and my own cluelessness about what other careers might be open to me and whether I’d be any good at… Read more
SEPTEMBER 29TH, 2010 16:25

The great supermarket/TV love-in

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What do TV companies and supermarkets have in common? I'm not entirely sure but there is a fascinating trend for executives from both industries to be appointed to each others' boards. Charles Allen, the former ITV boss, sat on Tesco's board from 1999 until earlier this year. Then in May 2006 Anna Ford, the newsreader, joined the… Read more
SEPTEMBER 29TH, 2010 13:45

Why Brown should be joining Iceland's former PM in the dock

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Iceland's decision to push ahead with charges of negligence against its former prime minister, Geir Haarde, raises the not entirely frivolous question of whether it might be possible to mount a similar case against Gordon Brown. Nevermind the alleged war crimes of Tony Blair, ruination of the British economy is a pretty serious charge. The case… Read more
SEPTEMBER 29TH, 2010 8:32

Warren Buffett 'fund' illustrates rip off management charges

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If you think the row about fund management charges is a tedious technicality then prepare for a rude awakening. Terry Smith is the latest outspoken multi-millionaire to lob a hand grenade into this debate which will shake the City to its foundations and could bring several institutions crashing down. He claims investors are left with less… Read more