Fakenomics: This is the story of how John Blundell - close friend to US oil billionaires - challenged the young Roger Bate to set up the climate denying 'Environment Unit' inside free-market think tank the Institute of Economic Affairs. BRENDAN MONTAGUE investigates
One of the Tufton Street groups, the Institute of Economic Affairs, recently hit headlines after undercover reporters filmed its director general appearing to suggest funders could get access to government ministers through the think tank, writes MAT HOPE
John Blundell worked for the Institute of Humane Studies in the United States - a think tank funded and controlled by the oil billionaire Koch brothers. He was then hired by the Institute of Economic Affairs - Britain's first think tank - and the birthplace of UK climate denial. BRENDAN MONTAGUE investigates
Lord Lawson is Britain's leading climate denier and claims warnings from scientists are alarmist. But Lawson as chancellor fundamentally failed to understand complex systems - and failed to raise the alarm. That didn't stop him making a personal fortune. BRENDAN MONTAGUE reports
Antony Fisher founded the IEA - the instigator of UK climate denial and now at the centre of the 'influencing Brexit' scandal. His dramatic life story is a vital morality tale for those concerned about climate change.
The first part of our FAKENOMICS series opens with our Antony Fisher, the founder of the Institute of Economics, experiencing a harrowing experience during the Battle of Britain and the war against totalitarianism
The Institute of Economic Affairs has long kept the identity of its funders secret. The oil company BP still gives the climate denying charity cash, it has been confirmed. LAWERENCE CARTER and ALICE ROSS investigate