Complaint to Ofcom Regarding The Great Global Warming Swindle

2. Complete Transcript and Rebuttal

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[Piers Corbyn]

I decided to test it by gambling on the weather through William Hill against what the Met Office said was a – you know – normal expectation; and I won money month after month after month after month. Last winter, the Met Office said it could be – or would be – an exceptionally cold winter. We said: no, that is nonsense, its gonna be very close to normal; and we specifically said when it would be cold – i.e. after Christmas and February. We were right, they were wrong.

[Comment 58: What was remarkable about the winter of 2005/6 in the UK was not the temperatures in January and February, which were close to normal for the time of year, but the temperatures in March, which were far lower than normal for the time of year. Had Corbyn predicted that March would be unusually cold then it would indeed have been quite impressive: but he did not. So this statement was designed to mislead the public, most of whom are unlikely to be sufficiently aware of the detailed 2005/6 UK weather patterns to see through this sleight of hand. See also Appendix C.7, page 133.]

(In breach of Ofcom 5.7)

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