The gap in postings had a very positive effect on the discussion in the comments sections. So far only one person, who posted a completely irrelevant comment anonymously, had to be warned. No need for comments moderation so far.
The week is starting well in that there is plenty to read and see on the UKIP website. The third of the regular Leader's Letters is up with news of party organization, campaign intentions and the press conference for Lord Monckton. You can also see a video of the conference on the site.
Here is a press account of Lord Monckton's comments and responses. And just to remind everyone here is UKIP's Energy and Environment Policy. We have shown ourselves to be sceptical of the whole concept of man-made global warming and of the idea that western economies should be bankrupted to try to prevent this alleged trend. That does not mean we do not care about the environment, pollution or the coming energy crisis.
It should be noted that evidence has shown throughout history that the best way of dealing with environmental problems and pollution is through private property and economic growth. The poorer a country is, the less likely it is to cope with those problems, small, large or catastrophic as the recent earthquare in Haiti has shown.