A very nasty regime indeed could seize power

The Brexit people constantly refer to the sacredness of democracy and the 2016 referendum as their justification. But they consistently show utter contempt for the democratic institutions that safeguard our freedom. The Daily Mail regards judges upholding the law...

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What does the 97% Consensus on Climate Change really mean?

Google It's ok to be smart.What does the 97% Consensus on Climate Change really mean?

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Let me make it crystal clear you can trust us

I hate the way some Tories pose as great Britisn patriots even as they are busy selling off our country to foreigners. Ordinary Londoners are finding it increasingly difficult to live in London while the foreign billionaires turn their...

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What is Art telling us?

There can surely have been no time in the whole history of the arts in which they have been so bereft of beauty as now.  Indeed, you sometimes wonder whether their contemporary mission is to negate and destroy beauty....

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10 Million UK jobs at risk

Opinion Ten million British jobs could be gone in 15 years. No one knows what happens next John Harris The reality of automation is becoming clear – and it’s terrifying. So why is there so little thinking among politicians about those who...

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At last a pesticide ban

from The Guardian 27/04/18   The European Union will ban the world’s most widely used insecticides from all fields due to the serious danger they pose to bees. The ban on neonicotinoids, approved by member nations on Friday, is expected to come...

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Humane and enlightened liberals who love animals

Just as the S.S. killed people in gas chambers and did not think of themselves as committing a horrific crime but, on the contrary, persuaded themselves that they were performing a noble deed on behalf of the Reich, so...

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Information Overload

I.O.   (Woman is taking her husband to the doctor)   W: He’s really ill.  I think he’s got Information Overload.   D:  Does he talk in his sleep?   (M keeps surreptitiously reaching for the mobile phone in his pocket and wife keeps guiding away his...

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Which is more than be said for most of the bishops

Confronted with the New Testament accounts of the risen Lord suddenly appearing in the room and asking if you have anything to eat I feel much as one might when faced with a text which has letters you can...

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Le Gentleman Britannique that smug and complacent bounder

Are the air strikes against Syria justified?   In the frame of reference within which we habitually operate yes.  Within the frame of reference within which we ought to be operating no.  Clearly Russsia is telling lies and Putin is an...

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