Christopher Booker reports on an official inquiry into the dangers of white asbestos - a subject on which CB has been writing for many years.
An all-too-familiar trick when the establishment faces awkward questions on some controversial matter is to set up a committee packed with people who can be relied on to avoid the real points at issue and come up with the answer it wants. The Climategate inquiries were all examples of this technique. Another was the recent inquiry, headed by the Government’s chief scientific adviser, Sir John Beddington, into the claim that thousands of people die every year from exposure to white asbestos.
I wonder if CB realises just how central Sir John was to the Climategate whitewashes?