By now, we all know that Trump only became president of the US because the evil Russians interfered with the election and manipulated public opinion. We know this thanks in part to the fearless investigative journalism of ex-Tory-MP and ex-soft-porn-writer Louise Mensch. The latest headline news this week from the BBC was that a member of the Trump team has some shares in a company that has shares in a company that has some connections with Russia. Clearly a smoking gun of Russian interference in the US election.
More recently it has emerged that Brexit, too, was caused by Russian interference. The Guardian claims that Matthew Elliott of Vote Leave was “targeted” by someone who might have been a Russian spy. Brexit funder Arron Banks says that “Allegations of Brexit being funded by the Russians … are complete bollocks from beginning to end.” But he would say that, wouldn’t he? The New York Times has a quite comical article about this conspiracy theory – “it would not be surprising if [Russia] were found to have mounted a campaign in favor of Brexit”.
At least one Brexit voter confessed:
But others denied it, despite the overwhelming evidence:
Now, news of more troubling Russian interference has surfaced. Super-sleuth physicist and self-styled “skeptic” Mark Boslough has made the remarkable discovery that climate deniers are also on Putin’s payroll.
This prompted a certain amount of ridicule:
This is all getting a bit confusing – isn’t it climate sceptics who are supposed to be the conspiracy theorists?
See also Monday Mirthiness at WUWT.