How can we defeat terrorism?

How can we beat terrorism?  Presently, as the recent spate of incidents suggests, we are not winning the battle.  We need to try something different.  If you wish to defeat your enemy, and still more if you wish to...

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We’re being priced out of our own country.

"Millennials spend three times more of income on housing than grandparents" (report in today's Guardian). The Government allows foreign billionaires to compete for posh houses in Kensington and Chelsea. The billionaires don't care how high the prices go because...

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Too much supply, too little demand

Capitalism   There is a long list of those who have prophesied the imminent demise of capitalism, only to be discomforted and dismayed by the resilience of this hugely energetic and zestful animal.  Marx was only the first in the field. ...

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Unrealistic but in principle this author is right

The west’s wealth is based on slavery. Reparations should be paid Kehinde Andrews If the countries and companies that became rich by exploiting human flesh paid their debts, the world would be a radically different and fairer place ‘Haitians had the audacity...

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Black me face

Outraged by Geoffrey Boycott being made to apologise for black me face remark. It was a joke for goodness sake. If anybody respects West Indian cricketers it's Sir Geoffrey. How is it our country has come to be overtaken...

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Playing with fire – literally

If you believe the Dailh Mail on climate and not the now virtually unanimous opinion of the climate scientists you are taking immense risks with the future. And you'd have to be very naive to think that the half...

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Inshore wind farms?It’s a win-win

From my forthcoming book 'OurTerrible/Wonderful Future' Inshore windfarms are really great. It’s another win-win. Hopefully they will arouse plenty of local opposition, letters in newspapers, protest meetings, marches led by David Bellamy etc. On the one hand they give people...

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Self-Deception and the Evasion of the Future

I have nearly finished writing my book Our Terrible/Wonderful Future.  This is the beginning of Chapter 9 Deception and Self-Deception Great as the technical problems of the next twenty years will be and difficult as it will be to solve them, they...

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