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Brexit’s never-ending nonsense

Let’s get the bad news out of the way first. Whatever happens, Brexit is going to dominate parliamentary politics for at least another year, maybe more.

Brexit and Bereavement – beyond the politics of despair

As an MP I met lots of constituents who had just lost someone close. Bereavement and grief took many forms. Some wanted a shoulder to lean on.

Beware of Fascists

When Tory Minister, Chris Grayling, warns that if MPs block or weaken Brexit it would provoke a surge in neo-Nazi, extremist groups in Britain, he misses the central point. This is exactly what Brexit has already done.

Far from the shallow now

Brazil opts out of hosting the next Climate Conference as President Bolsonaro prepares prepares to ditch the Paris Agreement (Greenpeace) G20 nations are still putting over £100bn of subsidies into fossil fuel industry

Selfie Centered – The Politics of Disrespect and Division

“What we have on our hands is a species problem. None of us is exempt… People – communities, castes, races and even countries – carry their tragic histories and their misfortunes around like trophies, or like stock, to be bought and sold on the open market.” (Arundhati Roy, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, pp 194/5,…

Stuck in the Muddle With EU

The script isn’t Tarantino. Theresa May is hardly Mrs Blonde. But Britain’s Brexit debate is becoming a painful form of national torture that could have been plucked straight from Reservoir Dogs.

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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.

TWITTER

Just come across this cartoon. Think it's wonderful way to describe the #ToryLeadershipContest #Johnson
Enjoy.

Just come across this cartoon. Think it's wonderful way to describe the #ToryLeadershipContest #Johnson 
Enjoy.

@AlanSimpson01 speaking eloquently in Wirksworth tonight (I missed his visit to Chesterfield last night) giving thoughts and ideas on how we avoid a climate breakdown. Compelling! So glad he has direct access to @johnmcdonnellMP to bring such ideas into action #ClimateBreakdown

@AlanSimpson01 speaking eloquently in Wirksworth tonight (I missed his visit to Chesterfield last night) giving thoughts and ideas on how we avoid a climate breakdown. Compelling! So glad he has direct access to @johnmcdonnellMP to bring such ideas into action #ClimateBreakdown

In other words: the environment secretary has lost out to the two candidates backed by donations from climate deniers at the Global Warming Policy Forum

Off to Chesterfield for a ‘climate emergency’ public meeting. There’s a real buzz in the organisation they’ve put in. Can’t wait. 👏🌈👏🌿

Perhaps people in Canada should all declare a 'climate emergency' then take their rubbish to Trudeau's doorstep and leave it there...every week, til he sees that an emergency means we must clean up the mess, not create more.

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"Only one day after declaring a climate emergency, Canada has approved the expansion of a massive pipeline that will increase oil production in Alberta and release more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere." @VICE https://t.co/7TLSC0J2rE

Every single one of the men on stage is a millionaire - several times over. Not one of them will be affected by the consequences of Brexit hard or otherwise. This sham, this charade, this gathering of nitwits is little more than a rich boys' parlour game. #OurNextPrimeMinister

Hunger Games latest: Tories down to the last 5 survivors (Tax Districts 3, 7, and 12... plus 2 offshore). All looking for shelter and weapons. Boris stuck in the hippo pool.
'Go Katnis, Go'. Someone has to save us from the Capitol's madness.

My Father’s Day card. Been laughing all day. 🤣

My Father’s Day card. Been laughing all day. 🤣

BREAKING: Alex Sobel MP (Labour, Leeds North West) has endorsed Earth Strike UK’s demand for General Strike for Climate.

Sobel is the first Member of Parliament to support the action taking place on September 27th. #Sept27

BREAKING: Alex Sobel MP (Labour, Leeds North West) has endorsed Earth Strike UK’s demand for General Strike for Climate.

Sobel is the first Member of Parliament to support the action taking place on September 27th. #Sept27
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