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Ursula von der Leyen’s climate hypocrisy

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Looking down today’s batting order at the COP26 summit, Steerpike’s eye alighted on the name of Ursula von der Leyen. A failed German defence minister, kicked upstairs to her current post of President of the European Commission: who better to save the world than a superannuated Eurocrat?  

And, with exquisite timing, the Daily Telegraph has this afternoon released

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