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Corbyn and the Winds of Change – politics of the new centre ground

Hurricane Corbyn must be the only good news story in a season of storms. In Germany, the SPD may not have deserved to win,

Into the Emptiness

Until someone ‘helpfully’ leaked the Labour election manifesto, the biggest issue of our time had barely got a look in.

The Politics of Atonement: a One Planet Budget

We are rapidly approaching one of the big, Post-Paris, tests of this parliament. The danger is that all the major parties will fail it.

Who’d Kill the Co-ops?

There’s a storm brewing, and it’s a good one. In a not-so-subtle pincer movement the Treasury and the FCA…

Air pollution: Every pram for itself?

The University of Surrey has just published some research on urban air pollution. It urges parents to use pram covers to protect babies…

Nightmare on EU Street

Nightmare on EU Street So, here’s the dilemma: the kids want to go to the cinema but can’t agree whether it should be ‘Lion’ or ‘La La Land’.

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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

Today during DEFRA questions @MichaelGove told MPs that #fracking ‘Fits in perfectly’ with his vision for a green Brexit.

Riding roughshod over local communities to damage our environment is not a vision @UKLabour shares. #BanFracking

Today during DEFRA questions @MichaelGove told MPs that #fracking ‘Fits in perfectly’ with his vision for a green Brexit. 

Riding roughshod over local communities to damage our environment is not a vision @UKLabour shares. #BanFracking

It's REALLY important to insist on the 'democracy' element of onshore wind. Elsewhere, community/locality ownership has socialised grid connection (and a right of 'local supply'). Without this it will all end in corporate cartels...and tears.

Doug Parr@doug_parr

Momentum building for restart to UK (esp Scottish) onshore wind.

Because it makes no sense to have price caps on energy bills but stop cheapest form of power generation

https://t.co/9o598smbx9

What fraudulent claims surrounding the government's 'Green GB week'. For the record
- most post-1990 cuts in UK emissions came from the 2008 crash and from exporting jobs
- if you include aviation, shipping and imports, Britain's post-1990 CO2 cuts are ZERO.
NO COMFORT ZONE

Govt asks Climate Change Cttee for advice on how to cut UK CO2 emissions to 'net zero'. IPCC says 50% of these cuts must be by 2030. But Govt insists 'no recommendations pre-2032'!
It's like offering Titanic survivors advice on how ships can avoid icebergs.

This has to be Labour's moment. Defeating the Tories would force an election or the 'Peoples' Vote'. Labour MPs failing to do so surely can't expect to retain the PLP whip.
Brexit: David Davis calls for cabinet rebellion

Theresa May and David Davis

Davis calls for cabinet Brexit rebellion

The former Brexit secretary says Theresa May's plans will prevent the UK striking new trade deals.

www.bbc.co.uk

A Buddhist friend tells me this is our 'holding the pain' moment. Facing the reality of how negligent our society has become is tough. Tinkering is no longer an option. Only transformational change will work. This is our moment. Hug, smile and stay with it.

Ruth Davis@ruthdavis27

A hard week for those who've been battling climate change all their working lives. Don't despair! You are making a big difference @crisortunity @James_BG @KeithAllott @jossgarman @benstewart999 and many others. Faster bigger sooner cheaper better smarter! On we go 🙂

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