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OPHI Lecture

An interesting take on the democratic process here from Nobel Laurate Professor Amartya Sen of Harvard University. The professor spoke at an event at Oxford University’s Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) in January. There is also a fair commentary

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Posted in Comment, Democracy, Economics, History, India, OPHI, Politics

Ponder this, if you will.

How odd, nothing on the BBC news or web at 11am on 12th of July. This is from © The ferret. Backed by Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, but boycotted by Westminster, 122 countries have agreed a treaty for the “irreversible

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Posted in CND, Comment, News, Nuclear Disamament, Politics, Rage, The Ferret, United Nations, Westminster

The view from abroad

This article in a Swiss newspaper today is so ruthlessly clear-sighted in its assessment of just how screwed we are. Much thanks to Duncan Tudor THE LAUGHING STOCK OF EUROPE [Translation by Paula Kirby] If it weren’t so serious, the situation

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Posted in Brexit, Comment, Journalism, Politics, Tories, Westminster

Fact Check

No matter what you think of Brexit we deserve at least to be told the truth. Try this for size https://theferret.scot/brexit-eu-deal-britain/  

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Posted in Brexit, Comment, Journalism, News, Politics, Tory Party, UK, Westminster

Glory on Earth

A visit to the theatre is rarely a waste of time, and Glory on Earth at the Lyceum on Edinburgh is no exception. A page from Scotland’s history, when the curmudgeonly John Knox meets the young Mary Queen of Scots, told

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Posted in Comment, Reviews, Theatre, Uncategorized

Shrinking Glaciers

Here’s some very scary stuff from Carbon Brief and the Independent US Glacier National Park down to its last 26 glaciers after losing 124 in a century Glacier National Park in Montana is losing the ice that gave its name, a

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Posted in Carbon Emissions, Climate Change, Comment, COP 21, Ecology, Environment, News, Science, USA

Woody’s Words of Wisdom

Woody Allen on god and dying: If god exists, I hope he has a good excuse. I’m not afraid of death, I just don’t want to be there when it happens. Not only is there no god, but try getting

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Posted in Comment, Humour, Sharing
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