Congratulations to BH regular Mike Haseler, who has been appointed UKIP's climate change spokesman for Scotland. The press release is as follows:
Mike Haseler known to many through his pseudo-name "Scottish Sceptic" and through his work on the Scottish Climate & Energy Forum has been selected by the UK Independence Party in Scotland to be their spokesman on Energy and Climate.
With UKIP's success in the English local elections, and growing party support in Scotland, this appointment is a huge boost for all those sceptical of catastrophic climate change and In UKIP he is joining perhaps the worlds most prominent climate sceptics Lord Christopher Monckton who already sits on UKIP's National Executive Committee.
Speaking on his appointment Mike Haseler said: "I want to thank everyone in the Sceptic community who has helped me particularly the members of the Scottish Climate and Energy Forum, Andrew Montford who through his blog has inspired everyone in Scotland, Anthony Watts and his team whose quality and quantity of coverage on Climate, Energy and Science in general is a jewel of the internet and everyone else in the Sceptic community. But one person stands out: I often felt that Lord Christopher Monckton really deserved to be called 'the Scottish Sceptic' and I look forward to working closer with him in UKIP"
UKIP is a party that wants the UK to leave the EU and is rapidly growing both within the UK and Scotland. As Mike put it, he joined UKIP because, "European Union diktats are the route cause of this ridiculous energy policy. The only way to end this policy is to end these EU diktats. UKIP is not only the only party to have consistently opposed the senseless global warming inspired energy policy destroying the British and Scottish landscape with these bird mincers, but they are also the only party working to end this tyranny of the Euro Diktats for good."