Christopher Booker

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Christopher John Penrice Booker (7 October 1937 – 3 July 2019) was an English journalist and author.wikipedia
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Private Eye

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He was a founder and contributor of the satirical magazine Private Eye in 1961. With fellow Salopians Richard Ingrams and Willie Rushton he founded Private Eye in 1961, and was its first editor.
The forerunner of Private Eye was The Salopian, a school magazine published at Shrewsbury School in the mid-1950s and edited by Richard Ingrams, Willie Rushton, Christopher Booker and Paul Foot.

The Real Global Warming Disaster

Booker was a global warming denier and in 2009, he published The Real Global Warming Disaster.
The Real Global Warming Disaster (Is the Obsession with 'Climate Change' Turning Out to Be the Most Costly Scientific Blunder in History?) is a 2009 book by English journalist and author Christopher Booker in which he asserts that global warming can not be attributed to humans, and then alleges how the scientific opinion on climate change was formulated.

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With fellow Salopians Richard Ingrams and Willie Rushton he founded Private Eye in 1961, and was its first editor.
He was educated at Shrewsbury School, where he was not academically successful but met his future Private Eye colleagues Richard Ingrams, Paul Foot and Christopher Booker.

Richard Ingrams

With fellow Salopians Richard Ingrams and Willie Rushton he founded Private Eye in 1961, and was its first editor.
Along with several other Old Salopians, including Willie Rushton, Ingrams founded Private Eye in 1962, taking over the editorship from Christopher Booker in 1963.

Shrewsbury School

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Booker was educated at Dragon School, Shrewsbury School and Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, where he read History.

The Seven Basic Plots

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In 2004, he published The Seven Basic Plots: Why We Tell Stories, a Jungian-influenced analysis of stories and their psychological meaning, on which he had been working for over 30 years.
The Seven Basic Plots: Why We Tell Stories is a 2004 book by Christopher Booker containing a Jung-influenced analysis of stories and their psychological meaning.

Richard A. E. North

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In collaboration with Richard North, Booker wrote a variety of publications advancing a eurosceptic, though academically disputed, popular historiography of the European Union. In December 2009, Christopher Booker and Richard North had published an article in The Sunday Telegraph in which they questioned whether Rajendra Pachauri, chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), was using his position for personal gain, with a follow-up Telegraph article in January 2010.
North has collaborated with the late journalist Christopher Booker on climate change, public health and other issues.

Emma Tennant

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He was married to the novelist Emma Tennant between 1963 and 1968.
Tennant was married four times, including to the journalist and author Christopher Booker between 1963 and 1968 and the political writer Alexander Cockburn between 13 December 1968 and 1973.

Michael Wharton

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Between 1987 and 1990 he wrote The Daily Telegraphs The Way of the World column (a satirical column originated by Michael Wharton) as "Peter Simple II", and in 1990 swapped places with Auberon Waugh, after mocking Waugh who firmly requested he should write the column instead of Booker, to become a weekly columnist on The Sunday Telegraph, where he remained until March 2019.
After Wharton expressed his desire to write less often, Way of the World was written initially three times a week, and subsequently twice weekly until the spring of 1990, by Christopher Booker under the name Peter Simple II, with Wharton continuing to write the column once a week initially on Fridays, but then on Thursdays until 3 May 1990.

The Great Deception: Can the European Union Survive?

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The Great Deception: Can the European Union Survive? is a book written by the journalist Christopher Booker and the researcher Richard A. E. North, written in 2005 with an update published in 2016 for the European Referendum.

International Conference on Climate Change

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In May 2009 Booker spoke at an International Conference on Climate Change organised by The Heartland Institute.
Other speakers included Jack Schmitt, Richard Lindzen, Stephen McIntyre, Willam Gray, Tom McClintock and Christopher Booker.

Rajendra K. Pachauri

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In December 2009, Christopher Booker and Richard North had published an article in The Sunday Telegraph in which they questioned whether Rajendra Pachauri, chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), was using his position for personal gain, with a follow-up Telegraph article in January 2010.
Christopher Booker and Richard North wrote an article for the Daily Telegraph in January 2010 alleging potential conflicts of interest related to Pachauri's membership of the board of ONGC and to research grants for TERI, a non-profit institution of which Pachauri was director general.

Journalist

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Christopher John Penrice Booker (7 October 1937 – 3 July 2019) was an English journalist and author.

Satire

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He was a founder and contributor of the satirical magazine Private Eye in 1961.

The Sunday Telegraph

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In December 2009, Christopher Booker and Richard North had published an article in The Sunday Telegraph in which they questioned whether Rajendra Pachauri, chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), was using his position for personal gain, with a follow-up Telegraph article in January 2010. From 1990 onward he was a columnist for The Sunday Telegraph.

Climate change denial

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Booker was a global warming denier and in 2009, he published The Real Global Warming Disaster.

Passive smoking

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He also disputed the link between passive smoking and cancer, and the dangers posed by asbestos.

Cancer

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He also disputed the link between passive smoking and cancer, and the dangers posed by asbestos.

Asbestos

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He also disputed the link between passive smoking and cancer, and the dangers posed by asbestos.

Courts of England and Wales

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In his Sunday Telegraph section he frequently commented on the UK Family Courts and Social Services.

Popular history

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In collaboration with Richard North, Booker wrote a variety of publications advancing a eurosceptic, though academically disputed, popular historiography of the European Union.

European Union

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In collaboration with Richard North, Booker wrote a variety of publications advancing a eurosceptic, though academically disputed, popular historiography of the European Union.

Dragon School

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Booker was educated at Dragon School, Shrewsbury School and Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, where he read History.

Corpus Christi College, Cambridge

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Booker was educated at Dragon School, Shrewsbury School and Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, where he read History.

Barry Fantoni

Returning in 1965, he remained a permanent member of the magazine's collaborative joke-writing team thereafter (with Ingrams, Barry Fantoni and current editor Ian Hislop) till his death.