The BBC has apologised to viewers for airing an interview with Lord Lawson in which he was allowed to deny climate change without challenge.
The corporation has now admitted that the interview was a breach of its own editorial guidelines, after the former Government minister claimed that global temperatures have not risen in the past decade.
Well, go ahead then, challenge them.
The controversy was caused in August when Lord Lawson said that a UN body on climate change had “confirmed that there had been no increase in extreme weather events”.
He added that “during this past 10 years, if anything, mean global temperature, average world temperature, has slightly declined.”
As far as I’m aware at least the first statement is true the second, well, I’ve not been following the twists and turns but it’s at least potentially true. For the last decade that is – not so for many but then that’s not what he said either.