Category Archives: Politics

GMB and Unison leaders betray trade union values and urge Labour Party to adopt pro-Israel antisemitism definition

I am extremely distressed to hear that the leaders of both Unison and GMB – large UK trade unions – have joined the pro-Israel bandwagon and urged the Labour Party to adopt the pro-Israel IHRA definition of antisemitism in full … Continue reading

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Kill the ‘natural capital’ approach before it kills us.

I have touched on the topic of ‘natural capital‘ before. At a time when we are experiencing catastrophic loss of biodiversity and are arguably already at the tipping point when it comes to climate change, I feel compelled to raise … Continue reading

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False-flag false flags? Why supporters of Scottish independence need to be careful about what they say re terrorism.

I believe that the appropriate immediate response to any act of violence perpetrated on non-combatants is to condemn all such acts out of hand and express sympathy for the victims. The most counterproductive response, if one is trying to build support … Continue reading

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Trump antidote? Benoît Hamon, new leader of French Socialist Party, has great environmental proposals!

Benoît Hamon, the new leader of the French Socialist Party, has some interesting ideas! I have translated them into English. There may be some errors, so I link the original text to make it easier for you to judge the … Continue reading

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Responsible politicians: trade barriers against climate-criminal Trump are your duty

[UPDATE: Since writing to my representatives I discovered this Avaaz petition, which I have signed.] I have just emailed my MP as below, asking her to do what she can to deter president-elect Trump from pulling the USA out of … Continue reading

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What Jeremy Corbyn must say to the Labour Party establishment

‘You claim you wanted strong leadership. I give it to you. ‘I have an overwhelming mandate from members to lead this party, and I am using it now. Purging Blairites ‘I am purging all Blairites from the party. Resign or … Continue reading

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Reeling from the EU referendum, especially this…

Sadness, anger, bewilderment I am not yet sure what my settled feeling about the EU referendum results will be, but sadness, anger and bewilderment certainly feature at the moment. Understandable discontent If I believed that Leave supporters had voted on the … Continue reading

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