Monthly Archives: July 2015

Austerity has Failed – Reblogged from The Nation

Reblogged from The Nation Global campaign group Avaaz organized this open letter to Angela Merkel on the back of a petition, signed by over half a million Europeans, demanding an end to the failed austerity program in Greece. Austerity Has Failed: An

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Posted in Austerity, Comment, Democracy, Economics, EU, Greece, News, Politics

UK Government and Climate Change

Recent UK government environment policy announcements have driven, not just a coach and horses, but a huge articulated lorry through any hope of reducing the UK’s carbon footprint. In a budget redolent of hubris George Osbourne has taken the “greenest

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Posted in Budget, Carbon Emissions, Climate Change, Comment, Ecology, Environment, News, Tory Party, Westminster

New Pages

The following pages are extracts from my novel Unintended Consequences. Do an old guy a favour and buy the book please.

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Shakespeare Addendum

Isn’t the internet just amazing? Access to real experts speaking on their chosen subject is truly wonderful. If like me you are a latecomer to Shakespeare and struggle at times to understand, there is a set of lectures here which may

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Posted in Comment, Reviews, Shakespeare

The mistreatment of women is the number one human rights abuse

Originally posted on INCOMESCO:
on TED Talk With his signature resolve, former US President Jimmy Carter dives into three unexpected reasons why the mistreatment of women and girls continues in so many manifestations in so many parts of the world,…

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Two Shakespeare Comedies

When I lived near London a visit to Shakespeare’s Globe was an annual event. However since moving north I have missed out. This year I went to see Measure for Measure; a bawdy romp with a serious side.  Sex and

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Posted in Fun, Illyria, Poetry, Reviews, Shakespeare, Shakespeare's Globe

Climate Change News

There’s been some good news on the environment and climate change front over the past couple of days. One up for the walrus as Reuters report a poke in the eye for Shell. The US Fisheries and Wildlife Service put

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Posted in Carbon Emissions, Climate Change, Comment, Ecology, Environment, News
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