'BBC Have Banned Me'

July 9, 2014 3:59 PM

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Former UK Chancellor Nigel Lawson has launched a scathing attack on the BBC after it said he should not appear on its programming again to discuss climate change. Lawson, who served as Chancellor of Exchequer in Margaret Thatcher’s government from 1983 to 1989, is a leading sceptic of man-made global warming and has even founded a think tank on the subject.

The BBC Trust ruled, however, that he should not have been allowed to take part in a debate on Radio 4 in February in which he questioned climate policy, after receiving what Lawson describes as a "well-organised deluge of complaints".

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