"Prof Jones today said it was not 'standard practice' in climate science to release data and methodology for scientific findings so that other scientists could check and challenge the research."
Uh-huh? But what if somebody does ask?
"Challenged about one email in which he tells a sceptic he does not want to give him data because it will be misused, Prof Jones admitted: 'I have obviously written some pretty awful emails'.
But Prof Jones insisted the scientific findings on climate change were robust and verifiable.
And he said 80 per cent of the raw data used to create a series of average global temperatures showing that the world was getting warmer, along with methodology from the Met Office - but not CRU - on how the average temperatures were calculated, had been released."
Would you trust a witness in a court case who admitted telling you 80 per cent of the truth?