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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.

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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