with Al Likilla

Home Defence UK
A Symptom of a Greater Malaise
Old School Friend Apparently Making 
Living From Climate Change Denial
The worldwide web, where today Home Defence learns of a true-life incident that has shocked 
many and resulted in both arguments and controversy, all following an apparently innocuous 
‘Friends Reunited’-style reconnection via social media.

“The other week I happened to notice that my old pal Sharon ‘friended’ a bloke I used to go to 
school with, Neville Stoat.” The story’s central figure, Cynthia Speedbump (27), told HDUK. “I 
hadn’t heard from him since Nev’s family moved away during our A-Levels. It was probably nostalgia for that time which led me to investigate further. That and the evening his plumber dad came and fixed our toilet for free.”

“Neville looked pretty normal in his profile [above] but all his other information was hidden so I sent a friends request to find out
more.” Miss Speedbump explained. “That was my first mistake.”

Indeed, once full access was granted, it became apparent that something might be amiss, with much of Mr Stoat’s Facebook
‘wall’ containing photos bearing childlike, upper case captions such as: ‘Getting Warmer – Don’t Think So’ over photos of North
American blizzards, or some little kid falling into a snowdrift. In addition, 80% of Stoat’s 
‘friends’ were grey-haired fifty-something males, many of whom were regularly posting 
notes that decried “the conspiracies of the wrong-headed, liberal media” while every link 
on his page took Cynthia (right) to websites that boasted they were debunking 'the 
intellectual bankruptcy of the climate change establishment’. 

“Seeing that gave me pause.” Cynthia confirmed. “But I never let first impressions put me off. After all, me and Nev used to 
play with all types of kids in Chorley when we were little, so I sent Nev a note asking what he’d been up to. By way of response 
he directed me to a load of Global Warming message boards and told me his username was Pseudoscience86.”

“I think he expected me to set up a profile or something.” Miss Speedbump 
went on. “But when I looked Pseudoscience86 was spending most of his time 
getting in weird debates with crackpots. They were bickering about whether the rise 
in world temperature was down to sun-spot activity, cosmic rays or something they 
call ‘underwater volcanoes’. I wonder how Nev finds the time. He can’t have a real 

Indeed, when Cynthia asked her old friend about his present occupation in a direct manner, Stoat replied that he had
recently been to “an official dinner” with Nigel Lawson and pointed her to a folder that contained photos of himself in
eveningwear, chortling merrily while the former Chancellor (right) said something funny 
about wind turbines.

“I got the feeling that was all he did; spreading anti-environmentalist BS.” Cynthia continued. “So I shut down the conversation and tried 
to forget all about it. Then, a couple of days later, I dashed off some innocuous status update about being inconvenienced by the 
flooding and immediately Nev pasted some blog he’d written onto my timeline.”

“It had a really defensive tone.” Speedbump recalls. “He was going on about 2014’s record rainfall 
and how it wasn’t in any way linked to the melting of polar ice caps, or the rising precipitation in the 
planet’s atmosphere, and anyone who said otherwise was a charlatan who knew nothing about the 
negative effects of ‘ocean currents’ on low-lying Somerset farmland. And besides, how could puny 
humans be responsible for melting that much ice? Why were we sure it was, in fact, melting? Had 
we been to the poles ourselves?”

“When Nev started getting into supposedly ‘faked’ satellite photos of the Antarctic I stopped reading and deleted his comment. I
hope he hasn’t noticed.”

Subsequent research by HDUK has confirmed links between Mr Stoat and several pressure groups funded by ‘big oil’, as well as famous Climate 
Change deniers the Science and Public Policy Institute (SPPI). Indeed, exchanges can be seen online between Stoat and the PR department of 
the Koch Brothers’ cultural trust, while Neville’s views appear, identically worded, under different usernames in response to multiple news stories 
about climate change. Here he always cites renowned evidence disbeliever and bug-eyed numpty Lord Christopher Monckton (who isn’t a Lord 
at all, just delusional).

“I think Stoat might be one of those interns that fuel companies secretly deploy to spread cognitive dissonance around 
this issue.” Jay Static (left), another former schoolmate of Stoat’s who works full-time for Greenpeace told us after 
Miss Speedbump canvassed his opinion. “Thanks to Nev and others like him who parrot the sceptics’ nonsense 
wholesale, some citizens continue to prioritise short-term riches over the future of the race and their own children. Or 
they go around believing people can ‘adapt’ to their entire town being underwater.”

“I had a quick look at Neville’s page just then and he seems to have just written an update pushing this view; one that’s increasingly common
among Conservative backbenchers. Stoat says our budding recovery is entirely incompatible wth any reversal the cuts on flood defences, or
even modest spending to mitigate the effects of human industry. Neville reckons we need to wait until everyone can afford to spend 40% of
their income on tat again before reducing energy consumption even slightly. This note has then been ‘shared’ by forty-seven other cretins.”

“I told Cyn to block him and report Nev to the site adminstrators.” Mr Static confirmed. “She always was very trusting, even as a kid; 
too keen to see the good in everyone. Well it’s backfired this time.”

When we passed these observations on to Miss Speedbump she agreed, saying:

“This has opened my eyes to all kinds of issues. I had no idea the biggest UK polluters were paying a bunch of keyboard tools to convince 
the easily swayed sea levels weren’t rising after all. I thought such tactics were solely the province of the Yanks but now they’ve got someone 
I know involved. Maybe I should block Nev, for all I know he might start lobbying politicians about ‘green crap’ or pushing for activists to get 
water cannoned.” 

“Looking back on my childhood friendship with Neville,” Cynthia reflected. “I think we might only have been close because of his proximity and over-friendly manner. Nev
was always trying to get in everyone’s good books - that’s how we got the free plumbing. Apparently he emotionally
blackmailed his father into doing it. That’s what my mum told me when I asked her anyway.”

“Me and Jay used to think it was funny, how Nev would talk back to the teachers and entertain the rest of our class.” Miss
Speedbump mused. “Now I think the warning signs were there early on. Neville would always contradict our R.E. mistress
when she asserted that every religion was of equal importance, and I remember him challenging the history tutor to prove
                                                            millions of Jews died in the concentration camps.”

“He got a week’s detention for that one.” Cynthia recalled. “And Nev had to explain himself to the headmaster – Mr Goldstein.”

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