Author Archives: Frank Davis

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I’ll Remain a Proud Social Pariah

Author Naomi Klein (No Logo) talking recently (35:00 minutes in) about stopping smoking: “I used to smoke a pack of cigarettes a day, and I didn’t stop smoking because I suddenly realised it was bad for me. I knew it … Continue reading

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The Thunberg Regime

I ought to be interested in the debate about Boris’ Brexit Deal in Parliament today, but I’m not, perhaps because: Remain supporters have hatched a plan to ensure Boris Johnson will be forced to ask for a Brexit extension even … Continue reading

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The Rapid Appearance of Extinction Rebellion

Extinction Rebellion (XR) is a surprisingly new organisation. It seems to have originated in the UK in May 2018, barely 18 months ago: Extinction Rebellion was established in the United Kingdom in May 2018 with about one hundred academics signing … Continue reading

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The Shapers of Political Identity

In my youth I spent most of my life outside England. I lived in Barbados, in Eritrea, in Libya, in Gambia, and in several cities in Brazil. If not a man of the world, I was at least a boy … Continue reading

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The Strange Resurgence of Climate Change

Hanoi Jane is back in town: Appearing Monday on CNN, actress and left-wing activist Jane Fonda said she is prepared to “get arrested every Friday” in the wake of her arrest on Capitol Hill during a climate change protest last week and floated … Continue reading

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Was Dame Sally a Whistleblower?

I still haven’t got over outgoing UK Chief Medical Officer Dame Sally Davies’ manifesto: At a glance | Prof Dame Sally Davies’ review of obesity crisis Key proposals: Ban eating or drinking anything but plain water on all urban public transport … Continue reading

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Mechanics, Chemists, and Moralists

It’s a strange world where anyone has any interest whatsoever in who is the UK’s Chief Medical Officer. But these days it’s a role which seems to be somewhere between the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Governor of Wormwood Scrubs … Continue reading

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