Bob Ward, LSE and Booker

By Paul Homewood


Booker has a bit on the Bob Ward saga today, which should see the latter blow a few fuses!




It has always seemed rather odd that two of London’s most prestigious universities, Imperial College and the LSE, should include a “Grantham Institute”, lavishly funded by an asset management billionaire to promote research supporting the belief in global warming.

An employee of the LSE branch is Bob Ward, much of whose job seems to consist of lodging long and tortuous complaints against any journalist daring to point out factual errors in claims made by warming propagandists. I have lost count of how many such complaints Ward has made against me over the years, most recently under the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO). But not one has ever been upheld.

So enraged was Ward by IPSO’s rejection of his latest complaint against me that he last week published a long rant on the LSE website, accusing me of “endangering lives” by producing scientific data to show why last summer’s heatwave was not proof of global warming, and attacking IPSO for allowing the press to “promote climate change denial”.

He seemed to be calling for a restriction on the freedom of the press. But isn’t it odd that the LSE should be lending its prestige to such intemperate stuff?



Unfortunately the following sentence was edited out by Booker’s girlie sub editor:


Under the official system now run by the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO), a serious occupational hazard for the few of us who do this is having to spend days or even weeks (unpaid), answering  these complaints in minute detail


As I mentioned in my post last week, I believe the real purpose of Ward’s frequent complaints is to create so much work and hassle, both for authors like Booker and his editorial colleagues, that newspapers will eventually be discouraged from writing articles questioning warming orthodoxy.


February 3, 2019 at 06:03AM

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