Tag Archives: poverty

Useful and free things in skips – where and what?

Many useful things are dumped in skips and end up in landfill. This is bad for the environment and puts people to needless expense. (This Guardian article might be of interest.) I have set up a Facebook group to enable … Continue reading

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Ten questions for election candidates

Scottish Local Government elections will take place on 3 May 2012. With this in mind I am suggesting that Occupy Edinburgh asks candidates some or all of the following questions and the answers used to decide which candidates to endorse. … Continue reading

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Of love, litter, ordure and Occupy (oh, and Bob Dylan’s alleged plagiarism) – Valentine’s Day musing

Infuriated/irritated by Radio 4 I must confess that I am a bit of a Radio 4 addict, although as anyone who has seen my recent postings on the Paul Johnson episode of Desert Islands Discs will know, this doesn’t mean … Continue reading

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Reviews of the book of which I am most proud.

HOT NEWS (September 2011): I decided to republish this as an ebook. It is now available in multiple formats on Smashwords and Amazon.  The cover was designed by Kit Foster. The rights have reverted to me and the recent riots … Continue reading

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Postal privatisation and eating disorders: the sordid link.

It’s a good exercise for a writer (or, indeed, for anyone) to take two apparently unrelated things and try to find a link between them.  This morning (24 February), listening to Today on Radio 4, I had no difficulty in … Continue reading

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