Stewart Dimmock is a member of the The New Party, a far-right/Eurosceptic party that advocates "advance liberal, democratic and free trade ideals internationally" The Daily Mail also reports that he is "a lorry driver and school governor".
Challenging Inconvenient Truth
In September 2007, Dimmock sought a court order to stop the screening of Al Gore's film An Inconvenient Truth in 3,500 classrooms around the UK on the grounds that it contained many inaccuracies. He sought to have the Department of Education's decision for the use of this film to be declared unlawful. The court case however found that the film was broadly accurate, but it contained nine errors. Dimmock's statement about the film:
- The decision by the government to distribute Al Gore's film An Inconvenient Truth has been the subject of a legal action by New Party member Stewart Dimmock. The Court found that the film was misleading in nine respects and that the Guidance Notes drafted by the Education Secretary’s advisors served only to exacerbate the political propaganda in the film.
It is very likely that Dimmock was only a figurehead for this legal action. The New Party with which he is associated runs a sophisticated anti-environmental campaign.
References, Resources and Contact
- About The New Party (Accessed: 14 October 2007)
- Labour 'is brainwashing pupils with Al Gore climate change film' says father in court, Daily Mail, 27 September 2007 (Accessed: 14 October 2007)
- Fact Checker, An Inconvenient Truth for Al Gore, Washington Post, 12 October 2007.
- Inaccuracies in Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth, New Party, (Accessed: 14 October 2007)
- Andy Rowell, Revealed: The Hidden Agenda Behind Al Gore Attack, SpinWatch, 11 October 2007