This was regarded as so important that it was on the BBC News website front page
A man has been told he can take his employer to tribunal on the grounds he was unfairly dismissed because of his views on climate change.
Tim Nicholson, 42, of Oxford, was made redundant in 2008 by Grainger Plc in Didcot, as head of sustainability.
He said his beliefs had contributed to his dismissal and in March a judge ruled he could use employment equality laws to claim it was unfair.
But the firm appealed against this as it believed his views were political.
After the hearing on Monday, Mr Nicholson said he was delighted by the judgement for himself and other people who may feel they are discriminated against because of their views on climate change.
His solicitor, Shah Qureshi, said: “Essentially what the judgment says is that a belief in man-made climate change and the alleged resulting moral imperative is capable of being a philosophical belief and is therefore protected by the 2003 religion or belief regulations.”
Naturally the BBC is delighted. For years they have been shilling for the likes of Monbiot and Gore, pushing man made global warming as a political message and doing their best to ignore or demean anyone who questioned the theory. With judges veering towards the classification of the theory as a “belief” it could mean that critics could be identified as “climate change deniers”. From that it would only be a short step to the creation of denial as an offence against the “believers” and – hey presto – more money for Carter-Ruck and Schillings.
Stay tuned for the man made global warming message to become even more fervent as the true believers do their best to ratchet it up to messianic levels. Doubters will be demonised as servants of the great beast Anthropogenor (I’m not making that up – you’ve seen the end of days doomsday prediction that cost £6 million of your money) and cast out into the darkness –or, more likely sacked, fined or jailed.
Normally, of course, the BBC’s heart usually bleeds for people punished by the courts – but there are certain crimes that strike at everything the BBC holds dear so don’t hold your breath for any Newsnight features pimping sympathy for climate change deniers being hit by the full force of m’learned friends…..
Well this ruling only confirmed what many of us believed anyways…that global warming ™ has morphed in to its own religion! 😀
I’m going to write to the BBC asking them to consider screening my climate change religion related adaption of ‘Jerry Springer – The Opera’.
Mr. Gore is on Newsnight tonight, apparently.
“Mr. Gore is on Newsnight tonight, apparently. “
Any bets on if it will be an exclusive interview without questions?
I would have thought the BBC would be against having Warmism ruled as a religious belief. They read an email out on the World Service earlier saying that it shouldn’t be classified as such because it’s based on scientific fact whereas religion is personal beliefs based on intangibles. If the Evironmentals get protected religion status, the BBC will lose the argument that the science is settled, and “opponents of the consensus” can be repressed.
When Gore was on Newsnight in 2007 Roger Harrabin made the mistake of asking him an inconvenient question about a misleading CO2 graph in his film. This drew a typically censorial response from Gore:
And after the interview he and his assistant stood over me shouting that my questions had been scurrilous, and implying that I was some sort of climate-sceptic traitor.
I’ve heard Harrabin admit that this exchange was filmed by the BBC but the footage mysteriously disappeared, conveniently for Gore. Whatever happened to the clip, one thing is sure – if Newsnight had similar film of a former Republican VP such as Dick Cheney throwing a wobbly the BBC would have made damn sure it got broadcast, over and over again.
So presumably my belief that man made climate change is a load of bollocks is also a religion?
hang on – why is this good for the BBC? If it’s a belief they can’t support it, if it’s a scientific fact they can, if anything this is good for deniers, who similarly can use this ruling if they fail to agree with a company’s climate change agenda
The last thing any company needs in this current environment is being told by some jumped-up clever dick to reduce its carbon footprint. This guy also had a hang-up about executives driving big cars and the flights they took.
I bet the real reason this guy was dismissed was for being a knob. Many a workplace has one: a bore with a certain point of view that doesn’t shut up.
I really feel for his employer and the people working there – not only a recession to contend with, but having to share an office with him.