Tory energy and climate change minister Matthew Hancock accepted £18,000 from a key supporter of Britain’s most prolific climate skeptic lobby, it has emerged.
Hancock’s relationship with City financier Neil Record was uncovered by a Greenpeace investigation published Friday. According to official state records, Hancock accepted five separate donations over a period of several years from the wealthy backer.
Record is an unrepentant climate skeptic who is on the board of Britain’s most powerful climate skeptic lobby, the Global Warming Policy (GWF) Foundation. The currency manager and City financier also sits on the board of GWF’s campaigning division.