Yearly Archives: 2016

BBC

There is life in the old dear yet! On Thursday night Newsnight,the Beeb’s flagship current affairs programme ended the programme with an item on Tory MP Andrew Rosindell. He had tabled an early day motion in Parliament calling for the

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Posted in Comment, Democracy, Humour, News, Politics, Tory Party, Westminster

Brexit

They said, bring back our sovereignty, our laws should be paramount, our parliament should be the only place to make laws, “TAKE BACK CONTROL” they screamed. But when the brexiteers get what they wanted they yell foul and blame the

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Posted in Brexit, Comment, Democracy, EU, Europe, News, Parliament, Politics, Sharing, UK, Westminster

Postcapitalism: Paul Mason’s ‘guide to our future’?

Originally posted on The Political Economy of Development:
I said I would post something on Paul Mason’s thought-provoking book, Postcapitalism – a guide to our future, which has just come out in paperback. It makes a good read, and contains a…

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At the Fringe

The Edinburgh Fringe Festival is huge and as usual navigating your way through the thousands of shows, the hundreds of leaflets vendors, and the inevitable downpour is a trial in itself. If this is your first time, then good luck.

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Posted in Comment, Edinburgh Fringe, Free Fringe, Fun, Reviews, This Evil Thing

Hinkley Point C

Now that the government has called for a review of the contract for the Hinkley point C nuclear power station many are wondering if this is a very expensive white elephant. Whether or not you agree with the proposal for

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Posted in Carbon Emissions, Climate Change, Comment, Energy, News, Nuclear power, Politics, Renewable Energy, Sharing

MPs & Trident

These are MPs who couldn’t be bothered to vote on Trident for whatever reason. They should be ashamed of themselves. Many billions will now be spent on these abominations while the NHS is starved of funds, while the poor and

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Posted in Comment, Nuclear Disamament, Parliament, Politics, Waste, Westminster

Disappearing World

Here’s a scary article from the New York Times There used to be a lake in Bolivia. Lake Poopó. Then it disappeared — along with most of the villagers who depended on the lake, for generations. The Andes bureau chief,

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