Politics

05. 05. 2010
It’s been amazing to see the vested interests of the right wing media, the City, and the political establishment going into overdrive on the prospective horrors of a hung parliament. One day the world is ticking over on a more or less comfortable basis, with our governance...
Politics
04. 05. 2010
For various reasons, I haven’t been able to watch any of the three TV debates. I saw the endless playback snippets on the news the day after each debate (which quickly got exceptionally tedious) but had no total emersion in any of the live sessions. It proved impossible to avoid...
Politics
29. 04. 2010
It’s certainly a more exciting election than any I can remember for years. But it’s a bit of a nightmare from a sustainability point of view. The party manifestos themselves are OK – a considerable improvement on the 2005 manifestos. Out of the three major parties, you’d have...
Politics
10. 12. 2009
As you read the daily reports from Copenhagen, spare a thought for the hundreds of environmental and development activists out there, keeping the cause of ‘climate justice’ under the noses of government delegations, UN Officials and the media. It always amuses me when I hear...
22. 10. 2009
You can’t fault our Government for its ongoing efforts to get people to focus on the Copenhagen Conference. Both the Prime Minister and Ed Miliband are out there emphasising the ‘make or break’ nature of the event: governments either seal the deal now, or we could be into drift...