The comic of Europe

The rest of Europe is killing itself with laughter.  We sign a deal for nuclear power that ties us all in to paying twice the current price for electricity when the cost of renewables is falling so fast the...

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How can we do it?

Bees fly by the light of the sun.  A bee discovering a source of nectar is able to work out the angle between where the nectar is, the sun and the hive.  She flies back to the hive and...

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Corbyn and the Bomb

Corbyn has done remarkably well in this election campaign.  He comes across as honest, determined, resilient, even charismatic.  But one issue he has not handled well.  When he is asked whether he would ever launch a nuclear weapon, even...

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Might confeve Corbyn

You have to admit that even if he doesn’t win Corbyn’s advance from minus ground zero at the beginning of the campaign to getting within poll touching distance of the Tories is a formidable political achievement.    Whereas Increasingly T.May...

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How do we deal with people who kill not only themselves but children?

Appalling and atrocious as the Manchester Arena bombing was – for what kind of monsters deliberately target children? -  we need to appreciate, nevertheless, that your enemy too has a narrative, misguided as that narrative might be.  If you...

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Not a bad case of Beckham’s underpants

Not a bad case of Beckham’s underpants   In his essay Viruses of the Mind Richard Dawkins argues that the nonsenses of religious belief invade brains and take over their copying strategies to spread themselves, just as viruses  spread themselves by...

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We need a second referendum

I'm not necessarily against Brexit. I voted Remain but with a divided mind. There's a lot wrong with the EU. Immigration is a real issue. CAP which gives huge amounts of tax payers' money to rich landowners is, in...

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I suppose it is perfection of form

from my collection Is There Anybody There? 28 poems. If you'd like it send an e mail to thomas2205.jackson@me.com and I'll send a free pdf. Or as it's nice to have a printed poetry book send land address and...

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