Recently Doug Keenan has again taken up the cudgels against the Met Office with backing from the usual suspects and indeed, the Met Office has taken a decision not to engage further. While the Met Office thinks that some things Keenan says are interesting and very brave, with the greatest respect and they will hear what he says and bear it in mind, well, they choose not to devote further time to dealing with him. A feature of these attacks are Keenan's claims that the best time series analysts tend to be in finance (see comment). This, of course, is something that Richard Tol also firmly believes, giving rise to an hilarious disputation over at ATTP.
Eli has thought about this for a while and concluded that Keenan's claims about time series analysts in the financial industry are a clear reference to chartists, which happen to be the homeopaths of stock pricing. There is no there there, only a few lucky winners when they roll up the sidewalks