Posts tagged with: climate emergency

Analysing the 2024 Spring Budget

The Chancellor is due to announce his Spring Statement on March 6. Here is an open letter to the Editors of our major newspapers and broadcast media setting out a […]

Malice through the Looking Glass

After 13 years of increasingly far-right rule, the rot eating away at the fabric of our country is clear to almost everyone: we have a weak economy and an unprecedented […]

Sunak or Truss – Who Shirks Better?

Liz Truss was the UK’s shortest-serving Prime Minister. Just over one year ago in the wake of her disastrous mini-Budget and seeing the state of the polls, the Conservative Party […]

Tackling the National Emergency

In a moment of candour, while he was campaigning to become Leader of the Conservative Party, Sunak admitted that the state of the UK today constitutes a national emergency. He […]

The Letter Andrew Bailey Should be Writing

The UK government has left management of inflation almost entirely to the Bank of England, which has a remit to keep inflation to around 2% per annum. And the Bank […]

Drilling while the world burns

  In a week when climate records have again been broken, fires rage across much of the world, and the UN Secretary General spoke of “children swept away by monsoon […]

Talking to Our Neighbours

  We all have at least one person we know well who has become despairing about the state and trajectory of the UK. And despair is no  basis for change. […]

Refresh or Replace?

On Friday, the results came in from three by-elections: in Selby and Ainsty, Somerton and Frome, and Uxbridge and South Ruislip. This article takes a quick look at the conclusions […]

How not to handle the cost-of-living crisis

Churchill commented, “It is a joke in Britain to say that the War Office is always preparing for the last war. But this is probably true of other departments and […]

The Frog, the Elephant and the Jellyfish

In late 2015, I began work on the book which was finally published in 2019 as 99%: Mass Impoverishment and How We Can End It. The book’s original working title […]

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