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For the Many … and the One

If there are seminal moments in politics, Jeremy Corbyn’s speech at the 2018 Labour Conference will go down as one of then. This was when the planet took centre stage.

Embracing the Unthinkable

It wasn’t the 130 forest fires raging across the USA that got to me, nor the UK’s moorland fires, the torrential storms hitting Belfast with 2 months rain in 2 hours, the lightning strikes that took out …

When the war is over

When I was a child there was a low wall not far from my nan’s house. It was lined with the nobbled ‘knuckles’ of what had once been an iron-railing fence.

Labour’s ‘Maginot Line’ Moment

It was one of the biggest infrastructure projects in human history. For much of the 1930’s, and at a cost of 3.3bn francs, France built itself a 900-mile network of tunnels, underground bunkers…

Slowing the Flow: Facing the drift into climate crisis

“A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they will never sit in.” (Greek proverb) Britain has 5.5 million men, and 6.5 million women, who are of pensionable age.

‘More Time for Politics’ – a never ending tribute

It is 4 years since the death of my friend and mentor, Tony Benn. I could argue that he turns up in every article I write, but that’s a poor substitute for the daily conversations into which he poured tea and optimism in equally copious quantities.

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Alan's Eco House

Turning a derelict lace hall into an eco home in the middle of Nottingham had some important reasons. It was always how I wanted to live. It was something I had bleated on about for years but not got round to doing...

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Transformation Moment

My pamphlet 'Transformation Moment' is intended to support the case for a radical shift in energy thinking; as much about democracy as technology, and about 'systems' rather than just supply.

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Appalling that Ofgem should threaten the investigator who exposed corporate abuse of the scheme rather than the companies milking the system. Classic example of a system that stinks.

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Millions 'misspent on green energy abuse'

Energy regulator Ofgem is accused of mismanagement by a whistleblower.

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saddest fact of the day is that the poet Wilfred Owen died precisely one week before Armistice Day

saddest fact of the day is that the poet Wilfred Owen died precisely one week before Armistice Day

VINDICATED! @shahmiruk has won his wrongful dismissal case against TaxPayers Alliance. But this case reveals so much more. It confirms links between 9 shadowy organisations whose ‘spokespeople’ dominate the BBC. This cannot go on. ‘Spokespeople’ for who?

TaxPayers’ Alliance concedes it launched smears against Brexit whistleblower

Shahmir Sanni lost job and was falsely vilified as a fantasist and liar after revelations about Vote Leave spending

www.theguardian.com

They may have laid down their lives so that others may be free but at least they were never called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice of going outside when it was raining a bit.

They may have laid down their lives so that others may be free but at least they were never called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice of going outside when it was raining a bit.

.⁦@johnmcdonnellMP⁩ talking about the work he has asked @labourlewis and Bob Kerslake to do rewriting the Treasury Green Book rules so that all govt investment helps promote solutions to 1. climate change & 2. inequality & 3. democratic ownership & control of our economy

.⁦@johnmcdonnellMP⁩ talking about the work he has asked @labourlewis and Bob Kerslake to do rewriting the Treasury Green Book rules so that all govt investment helps promote solutions to 1. climate change & 2. inequality & 3. democratic ownership & control of our economy

Fine, but give farmers (reducing) annual carbon budgets to live within and then see/pay the wellbeing price each food choice brings with it.

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What claptrap. Bacon is an important contributor to my wellbeing. #handsoff https://t.co/0qC5OWpplr

Look this private bus company malarkey just doesn’t work, OK? Communities need regular affordable bus services to be able to function, and this is best done by local municipalities. Great stuff from @AndyMcDonaldMP anyway

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