Tom Burke's political commentary: Britain undermined in heated climate debate

Hurricane Sandy and Obama’s re-election have added extra energy to the international climate debate, but Britain’s credibility has been undermined by Conservative radicals

Tom BurkeWhen asked what he feared most as prime minister, Harold Macmillan famously replied: “Events, dear boy, events”. Mitt Romney has just painfully received the same lesson. Elections are determined by turbulent confluences of political forces. When they are as finely balanced as they were in America earlier this month even the smallest perturbation can affect the outcome.

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