Tag Archives: Politics

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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It Probably Won’t Happen

These people are mad: Police have arrested 280 people in London at the start of two weeks of protests by environmental campaigners. Extinction Rebellion activists are protesting in cities around the world, including Berlin, Amsterdam and Sydney. Organisers have blockaded key … Continue reading

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The Politics Of Panic

Picture showing how much water is on the Earth: Rather nice how they’ve drained the oceans and got the ice from Greenland too. It’s a slightly scary picture too (although I don’t think it’s intended to be). It looks like … Continue reading

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Never-Ending Brexit

I have no idea what’s happening with Brexit. Nigel Farage was saying a few days ago that it was possible that tomorrow Parliament could topple Boris Johnson as PM and replace him with Jeremy Corbyn, or maybe Ken Clarke, or … Continue reading

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