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A few thoughts, America is not Trump! Advertisements

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New Book!!

It has arrived!!! Carillion 3 Two Graves the latest of my novels. Make an old guy happy buy a copy and review please. Patrick Sanderson, a member of a prominent Glasgow family and a City Councillor is found dead in Glasgow’s

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Posted in Books, Carillion, Fiction, Sharing, Stories, Thriller, Uncategorized

Burning Issue

Three months ago, Chris Grayling the Transport Secretary published his much-heralded Road to Zero strategy for transport in the UK after pledging to ban fossil fuelled cars by 2040. It wasn’t much but it gave perhaps just a glimmer of

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Posted in Carbon Emissions, Climate Change, Comment, Environment, News, Parliament, Politics, Rage, Tories, UK, Westminster

Channel 4 News

I am not often a great fan of Twitter, however, this from Channel 4 New’s John Snow just about sums up the appalling state of democracy in the UK. Listen and weep.   

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Fact Checking

In this era of post truth politics, today is International Fact Checking Day, you can read more about this here. Also the Ferret, Scotland’s award winning platform for investigative journalism has published its annual summary of facts checked. It is

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Posted in Comment, Democracy, Journalism, News, Politics, Post Truth

COP 23 early thoughts.

On the Marrakech initiatives. The initiatives are being implemented in nearly all countries of the world indicating that climate action is fast becoming global affair. Initiatives that responded to the survey also indicate that Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America

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Posted in Carbon Emissions, Climate Change, Comment, COP 23, News, Sharing, USA

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
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