Saving Downside – and helping to save the planet

I am now extremely distressed by the monks’ decision to leave Downside.  They have a reservoir of great goodwill amongst OGs and the many friends of Downside who would be only too happy to help them, and I now think...

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Darwin’s Eden (18,000 words)

             Darwin’s Eden Book One.  A Preface:  The Curse that This Most Wonderful of Men Bequeathed to Us All.  Part One: As if they had put arsenic in his coffee.                                                                            (18,000 words) A Preface to a Preface.  This is my personal story of trying to make the...

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Perhaps you should get off your high horse Madam

Perhaps you should get off your high horse madam.A Catholic lady tweets that she is so dismayed to hear that her parish priest has been abusing children she is not sure she can go to mass again.  The crimes of...

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At least spare us the green twaddle.

At least spare us the green twaddle. Despite Boris Johnson saying the UK will be the Saudi Arabia of wind power, the Government has abandoned its green homes initiative, removed duty on domestic flights, cut foreign aid by £4bn...

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California Dreaming

California is now caught in a vicious feedback spiral of heat, drought and fire. Recently 54 degrees, the hottest temperature ever on earth, was recorded in Death Valley. If this can happen in California dreaming of all places it...

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Labour deserves Its electoral Ignominy

Doubtless this mail will go to some secretary who will write back politely saying MPs are not allowed to deal with correspondence from people who aren’t their constituents. Please don’t bother.  Just hand this on to your MP and tell...

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Who should we believe?

Parliament’s  Climate Change Committee published two progress reports last  Thursday, showing the UK lagging behind on its key goal of 78% cuts to greenhouse gases by 2035 and making recommendations on how to get back on track.  Lord Deben, the committee chairman, said: “The...

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Good eh

If you want to make money and make people grovel at the same time international debt is really great. The economies of poor debtors will collapse unless they borrow more so they have to keep on borrowing paying more...

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A death knell

The Australian trade deal is a death knell, not in itself but because it is a signal that in the Government's thinking Brexit is more important than climate and we are not going to take the all-out climate action...

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There is no God beyond the sky There is no God somewhere beyond the sky.  But there is a creative intellectual force deep within the universe.  Most ordinary people like me have at last got round to accepting that the universe began...

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