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Ruth Lea

Ruth Lea



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Matt Hancock

Matt Hancock


  • M. Phil., Economics, Christ’s College, Cambridge. [1]
  • B.A., Philosophy, Politics, Economics, Exeter College, Oxford. [1]
  • The King’s School, Chester. [2]


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Neil Record

Neil Record


  • Record was educated at Balliol College, Oxford, and University College London, from where he holds an MSc in Economics. [1]


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Revealed: Climate Denier Neil Record Backs Tory Energy and Climate Change Minister Matthew Hancock

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Conservative energy and climate change minister Matthew Hancock has accepted £18,000 in donations from climate sceptic Neil Record it has been revealed today by the Guardian.

Neil Record, a City currency manager and trustee of the free market Institute of Economic Affairs, was exposed by DeSmog UK last September as a key backer of Nigel Lawson’s climate denial lobby group, the Global Warming Policy Foundation.

Record has separately given more than £300,000 to the Conservative party but, according to the Electoral Commission, Hancock (pictured) is the only individual MP he has backed.

David 'Go Green' Cameron's Top Donors Financing Climate Denial

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David Cameron faces a major party rebellion over climate change, with Conservative funders giving money to climate denialists and calling for a party rethink on its policy of cutting greenhouse gas emissions.

DeSmog UK has identified five generous Tory donors, including two members of the House of Lords, who have together provided the party with £3.6 million while simultaneously bankrolling Lord Lawson’s climate denial charity, the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF).

The revelations come as Cameron returns from the UN summit on climate change in New York, during which he claimed to have kept his promise to deliver the “greenest government ever”.

The Tory leader risks splitting his party further apart if he challenges climate deniers among his grassroots, while failing to champion climate action leaves him vulnerable to attack from both Labour and his Liberal Democrat coalition partners.

Exposed: Lawson’s Climate Denial Donors’ Links to Tobacco and Oil Backed Think Tank

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Nigel Lawson and Neil Record

Launch of new Global Warming Policy Forum mired by new revelations linking former chancellor to oil and tobacco-funded climate denial think tank

Lord Lawson faces increasing scepticism about the independence of his climate denial charity as the names of two of his anonymous donors with links to the tobacco and oil funded Institute of Economic Affairs are disclosed for the first time.

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