CRUSHING DISSENT: TORIES, LABOUR AND MAINSTREAM NGOs ALL ON THE SAME PAGE

First they came for Just Stop Oil; then they came for radical environmentalists; then they came for members of the National Trust, the RSPB, and WWF. But there was no one left to…


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Preventing an environmental disaster – in Faringdon!

This blog is actually about the shenanigans of an otherwise non-descript little Council (step forward Faringdon Town Council!) which is clearly intent on winning some kind of…


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Supporting Just Stop Oil

Just Stop Oil’s Slow Marching campaign recommenced on Sunday 29th October. I shall be supporting them financially, and have agreed to speak out on their behalf, and to advocate…


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Overpopulation and the End Times: the Silence Continues

Today is WORLD POPULATION DAY. I can absolutely guarantee it will be ignored by every single environmental and development organisation here in the UK – and by the Green Party.…


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Pity the Eight Billionth Child on Planet Earth

I hope you’ve got Tuesday November 15th marked up in your diary? According to the UN’s population wonks, that’s the day when the eight billionth human being will be born. Not sure…


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Becoming Good Ancestors

The vast majority of parents would hope that they’re doing everything they can to ensure their children will inherit a better world. Unfortunately, the vast majority of parents…


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Recognising the power of young activists

My principal reason for writing Hope in Hell was the new-found sense of purpose that the Schools Strike movement and the XR protests had given me in the first half of 2019.


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Citizens Assemble – Government Stumbles!

Frankly, it’s been humiliating watching our Prime Minister make such a pig’s ear of hosting this year’s Conference of the Parties in Glasgow in November. This is by far and away…


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Women in Construction: InspireMe!

One of the most pressing challenges for the construction sector in the UK is its appalling record on recruiting women – and then retaining and developing their careers within the…


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The State of American Democracy

How often have you heard something like this: ‘Well, the situation here in the UK may be dire, but things aren’t half as bad as they are in America!’ I’ve said it myself, mostly…


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