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‘Are you a believer in the whole theory of man-made global warming?’
So sneered the BBC’s Evan Davis this morning, in a short but brutal inquisition of Martin Hill, the leader of Lincolnshire County Council.
Mr Hill’s crime – for that’s certainly how it was being treated on Radio Four’s Today programme – was to propose plans to make it harder to gain planning consent for wind farms.
He was not, as Mr Davis’ question so deliberately suggested, some sort of lunatic climate change denier or flat-earther. Nor was he what the BBC would call a NIMBY, meaning ‘not in my back yard’.