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Mark Steyn and the hockey stick myth

Dear Editor 

Your support for the wonderful Mark Steyn is heartwarming. Had it not been for him I would never have heard of TCW when he introduced us to Laura many times on his GB News show. 

I didn’t watch the video – I don’t have to. I have done so much research on this subject, mostly inspired by Mark, that I think now I know pretty much every twitch to this tale. As for the Mann ‘hockey stick’ . . . please! 

Then the Al Gore ‘Inconvenient Truth’ nonsense. Even Ofcom insisted that it was so inaccurate that a corrective notice went out with it to be read to students who were about to be indoctrinated. To this day I can’t find a single teacher who even saw that directive, let alone read out the contents.  

I have copies of the NASA graphs that they tampered with themselves (2009 then altered in 2019) to suggest extreme warming to give life to the hockey stick myth. I carry them with me in case a discussion breaks out and I have to supply proof. Sadly, factual proof isn’t what people are looking for now, is it?  It’s gone beyond that. It’s only the consensus that rules. I am very much afraid it’s got away from us.
We can only console ourselves in the knowledge that ‘we told them so’. In our case, over and over again. Like Mark, we can but lead the horse to water . . .

Keep it up

Dave H


Get Mr Bates on to the ‘vaccine’ scandal

Dear Editor

Now that the remarkable Mr Bates has fully demonstrated that the Post Office’s Horizon system was not ‘safe and effective’, can we expect another two-decade battle with our (un)Civil Service before they accept the MHRA’s ‘safe and effective’ mantra is equally bogus and dishonest?

Andrew Benn



Lies, damned lies and climate claims

Dear Editor 

Real scientists say ’scepticism is the lifeblood of science’. Being devious is the lifeblood of those in the lucrative climate change industry. We are being constantly told by the climate apostles that ‘the science is settled’ and that ‘97 per cent of scientists endorse the Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) theory’. But how was this 97 per cent calculated? John Cook, an Australian former web programmer and blogger who later gained a PhD in philosophy, recruited a group of volunteers via his website and tasked them with examining the summaries of 11,944 climate papers from 1991-2011 with the topics ’global climate change’ or ‘global warming’. The reviewers said 3,896 endorsed AGW, 7,930 had no AGW position, 78 rejected AGW and 40 were uncertain. So 32.6 per cent (3,896) of the abstracts endorsed AGW. Instead of admitting that just 32.6 per cent of the climate papers endorsed AGW they removed the 7,930 which did not take a position on AGW leaving just 4,014 abstracts of which 3,896 (97 per cent) supposedly endorsed AGW. There are lies, damned lies and climate percentages.

Clark Cross



The Catholic media are not ignoring Nigeria’s persecution of Christians

Dear Editor  

It was encouraging to note TCW carrying coverage of what some are calling the genocide against Nigeria’s Christians. However the article’s declaration on there being a ‘curious blend of media muteness’ about what is happening in the western African country, while not wrong, left out an important caveat. Yes, most mainstream media are not covering the plight of Nigeria’s Christians, or if they are, as your article highlighted, they often have a strange aversion to using the word ‘Christian’. But the rebellious denizens of the co-existing alternative media landscape, inhabited by the likes of the Catholic Herald, for which I am currently acting online editor, are indeed providing regular coverage of the terrible events in Nigeria.   

Admittedly, at the Herald we can claim no great praise: we take our Nigeria coverage from the Catholic news service Crux with which we collaborate. And there are numerous other Catholic media covering events in Nigeria, along with a raft of other issues that mainstream media won’t cover, or will only ever do so with a myopic angle (be it abortion, euthanasia, LGBT issues, female emancipation, etc.).   

Despite all this good and bracing Catholic coverage, I can’t deny that sometimes I find my drift toward Catholic media somewhat embarrassing. When I went to journalism school after leaving the Army, I expected I was destined for much more exciting journalistic pastures. But the fact is that Catholic media is increasingly exciting, having come to the fore during the pandemic and the so-called culture wars: it’s counter-cultural, bold and says what many others dare not. I can only recommend that your readers give it a go – in tandem with reading TCW, obviously.   

James Jeffrey  

Acting online editor, Catholic Herald  

8 Cromwell Place 

London SW7 2JN 


Rochdale: No room for complacency

Dear Editor

The article by Laura Perrins temporarily takes us out of our complacency. Might it be further reaching if the comments were targeted at the people who have the power to change the situation, namely the police, Rochdale council and the local newspapers? I quote: ‘The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.


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