How could one not hate Tony Blair. But he’s right on Brexit

You may hate Blair - how could one not? - but on this he's right.  We were all conned by the leave campaign which made us dream of a Brexit that is undeliverable.  I'm a remainer but I have...

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Brexit the political oxygen sucker

The extraordinary muddle over Brexit only underlines what a tragedy Brexit is.  Not necessarily because a no deal may be an economic disaster, that would remain to be seen, but because it is sucking all the political oxygen away...

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Pooh Experts!

Pretty much every competent economic authority in the world is telling us that a hard Brexit would be a disaster for Britain. "Pooh experts! what do they know about it? These are the people who told us that not...

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A Catastrophe So Vast It Will Engulf Every Person in the World

The scientists are now solemnly warning us that we have only a few years to avoid an environmental catastrophe so vast it will engulf every person in the world. But people don't believe them. It is as if every...

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Is science the myth of western capitalism?

Is science the mythical narrative of western capitalism?  Well yes and no.  It is not, at least in the sense that science discovers facts about nature and they are true whether the reigning economic system  is capitalism or  primitive...

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electric food

from George Monbiot writing in the Guardian 31/x/18 It’s not about “them”, it’s about us. The horrific rate of biological annihilation reported this week – 60% of the Earth’s vertebrate wildlife gone since 1970 – is driven primarily by the...

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The hell on earth we are preparing for our children

Dear Reverend  Every Vicar,   Perhaps you have remarked the striking parallels between the dire warnings that the climate scientists are giving us and the descriptions of the last times that we read in the synoptic gospels.  I am writing to...

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An Unhappy Accident

An Unhappy Accident.   Richard Dawkins’  ‘The Selfish Gene’ was published in 1976 and Mrs Thatcher came to power in 1979.  Unfortunately, the way the book was often interpreted played into the hands of Mrs Thatcher’s doctrine that economic self-serving behaviour...

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