Blogs

17. 06. 2017
So here’s a rather harsh irony: because of the fall in the Green Party vote compared to the 2015 General Election, Caroline Lucas (as the Green Party’s sole MP and Co-Leader) will see her support in Parliament halved – by around £8k a month. That ‘...
Politics
01. 06. 2017
I have to be honest: the whole idea of building a Progressive Alliance to take on the Tories in this Election (or ‘ABC: Anyone But the Conservatives’, as some of my friends put it!) is looking a little bedraggled. I was in Bristol West on Saturday, supporting the...
Politics
28. 05. 2017
For all sorts of reasons, the way people feel about corporate sustainability is influenced disproportionately by how well Unilever is seen to be doing through its Sustainable Living Plan. You can see why. The Unilever Sustainable Living Plan (USLP) is one of the most ambitious...
Economics
22. 05. 2017
When I was Director of Friends of the Earth, many, many years ago, I picked up a lot of knowledge from someone called Andrew Lees, who died, tragically, out in Madagascar in 1994. Andrew was a serious scientist (a zoologist, I think) but he was also very big on instinct. Before...
27. 04. 2017
I’m just reading ‘Confessions of a Recovering Environmentalist’, Paul Kingsnorth’s collection of essays written over the last 15 years or so. It’s a good read – and very challenging for someone like me as a fully signed-up, still enlisted...