One of the world’s leading institutes for researching the impact of global warming has repeatedly claimed credit for work done by rivals – and used it to win millions from the taxpayer.
An investigation by The Mail on Sunday also reveals that when the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy (CCCEP) made a bid for more Government funds, it claimed it was responsible for work that was published before the organisation even existed. Last night, our evidence was described by one leading professor whose work was misrepresented as ‘a clear case of fraud – using deception for financial gain’. The chairman of the CCCEP since 2008 has been Nick Stern, a renowned global advocate for drastic action to combat climate change.

Mail investigations are, of course, Mail investigations but still……

No doubt Bob Ward will Twitter all about it soon enough.

12 thoughts on “Oooops!”

  1. The Mail are generally accurate. You can argue that they carefully select stories and sources that suit their outlook, but I’ve never found an outright lie. It’s more robust than the “serious” papers.

  2. So Much For Subtlety

    Serial killers are usually caught for routine traffic stops. Ted Bundy was caught because he got pulled over for a busted rear brake light.

    Because when you are going to break the big laws, why would you observe the little laws?

  3. Tim, this article was prepared by David Rose and Ben Pile. I am sorry, but these two guys are some of the best journalists we have working in the UK at the moment. Trying to be toffee nosed about the fact that they reported their story in the Daily Mail is so unbecoming of you.Shame on you.

  4. Tim x 2: are you suggesting that they are accused of being liars about lies concocted by different liars?

    Meanwhile: “It’s more robust than the “serious” papers.” I know; embarrassing innit, for the ‘serious’ papers? Or it would be if they weren’t run by a bunch of shameless twerps.

  5. I have seen plenty of past instances of firms of consultants and merchant banking boutiques pitching for work using a pitch book containing tombstones of deals done by people who work for the firm at the time the pitch is made, although they may have been working at other firms at the firm at the time the deal was done. You might argue that this is fair enough because it is the talent of the people that is being bought. Fair enough but then they go and list deals done by the firm, albeit actually worked on by people who are no longer with the firm at the time the pitch is made.

  6. Bloke in North Dorset


    In my management consulting days it was worse than that.

    They would use the CVs of industry “stars” who had no intention of working on a project. At most they’d attend a couple of meeting with the client to justify their 5-figure fees.

    And then once a project had started the promised A-Team would gradually disappear, if they ever turned up, to be replaced with the B-Team, if the client was on the ball, and C-Team if they were dozing.

    All this while senior partners would be billing outrageous amounts.

  7. Bloke in Costa Rica

    The Daily Mail is probably the first port of call these days for comprehensive coverage of UK and world events. In among all the famous-for-being-famous chavettes flashing their ‘ample assets’ while out on the lash, there’s actually some serious reporting. It’s a fucking tragedy what’s happened to the Telegraph. Budgies wouldn’t deign to shit on it these days.

  8. The Mail’s science reporting used to be complete shit, based almost entirely around the phrase “just like in Star Trek.” I mentioned to this a guy I met at an ASI do, and he said, funnily enough, a friend of his was a scientist who’d just published a paper, and said The Mail was the only media source to report his research accurately. Blimey, I thought. So I started looking at The Mail’s science coverage, and it is indeed excellent now. This says to me that they became aware it was awful so set out to fix it. Which is a good attitude for a newspaper.

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