Kudos to climate journalist Edward King, who spotted that Owen Paterson’s ‘abandon climate targets’ speech was actually written by Matt Ridley (5th Viscount Ridley to you):

The fact that Britain had a card-carrying climate change denier as environment secretary is scary. Scarier still, however, is the contents of Ridley’s Twitter bio:

Matt Ridley: ideas having sex

Perhaps “idea sex” is something that middle-aged Tories do with attractive party activists on WhatsApp — but we’re too scared to watch the video and find out.

  1. Isn’t the failed ex banker Ridley the brother in law of Owen Paterson? Perhaps he’s also a friend of Brooks Newmark?

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