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Press release: Steve Baker MP joins Global Warming Policy Foundation

Published: May 2021

21st May 2021 – The Global Warming Policy Foundation is pleased to announce that Steve Baker MP has joined the GWPF’s Board of Trustees.

Newspaper press release

The Former Brexit minister was elected as an MP to represent Wycombe in 2010. He was previously a consulting software engineer and before that a Royal Air Force engineer officer. He is a Chartered Aerospace Engineer with an MSc in Computer Science. He is also a Fellow of the RSA.

Steve became a Brexit minister after re-founding the European Research Group (ERG) to bring the best ideas for a free-trading, internationalist future for the UK into Parliament. He delivered the European Union (Withdrawal) Act in the Commons and worked right across Government on preparedness for our exit, including on energy policy. His subsequent, successful battles are well-documented.

Steve is the longest-standing Conservative on the Commons Treasury Committee. He also serves on the 1922 Executive, enjoying being a Parliamentarian first, campaigning for social progress and prosperity through honest money, free trade and peace.

Mr Baker said: “I am delighted to accept Lord Lawson’s invitation to become a trustee of the Global Warming Policy Foundation.

“I’m increasingly concerned about the astronomical costs of the current Net Zero plans. If they were to be carried through to their logical conclusion, it would mean the end of the comfortable lifestyles we have enjoyed for generations. Only the well-heeled will be able to afford private cars or foreign holidays. Increasing numbers of people will be unable to take for granted heating their homes.”

“If ministers don’t obtain and maintain the consent of the public for Net Zero now with full and frank explanations of the costs and changes ahead, eventually there will be a terrible revolt.”

“We need scrutiny and a sober debate about our policy options, and that’s what the GWPF will help to achieve.”

The GWPF’s founder Lord Lawson, said: “I have long considered Steve the outstanding MP of his generation. I am delighted to welcome him to the GWPF board of trustees.”

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