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Vote Tory or the Turtle Gets It

Even for a government not noted for honesty or compassion, the Conservative’s ‘25 year Plan for the Natural Environment’ has to be the most duplicitous ever.

While Rome Burns…

How Clean Imperialism is cashing in on confusion What a sad place parliament is at the moment. Lust, mistrust and the abuse of power have stripped parliament of the confidence it needs

Unclean, no Growth, no Plan

Secretary of State, Greg Clark MP, launched the government’s ‘Clean Growth Plan. claiming that “…Britain continues to lead the world in efforts to tackle climate change.”

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.


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...


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.


Early Christmas present: if Theresa May survives the 'no confidence' vote she cannot be challenged again for at least a year. The Tories are stuck with her. Bless.

For the record, what we face is a climate emergency not a Tory party emergency. MPs must be reminded that they risk screwing up something much bigger than their own careers.

Tories about to decide whether No Leader is better than a Bad Leader. Fools Britannia.

Watching the antics of Conservative MPs this morning, you'd be tempted to suggest that local authority care proceedings would be more appropriate than letting them run the country.

Theresa May warns that a second referendum "risks dividing the country". Her decision to hold a snap general election did much the same, but then she called it 'democracy'. We could not be in a greater state of disarray. Let the public decide.

European Court of Justice says Britain does not have to do Brexit 'jump without a parachute'. Brexiteers insist we must - 'there's a whole world of free-fall trade agreements just waiting to catch us'. Would rather believe in Santa.

Safe politics? So, May has opted for a temporary 'withdrawal of withdrawal' Brexit plan. This is the new politicus interuptus - guaranteed to satisfy no one.

not saying it’s exactly like WW1 but a lot of people thought the Brexit wrangling would be over by Christmas

On Thurs Green Cllr Jacqi Hodgson wil put a motion to @DevonCC calling on cllrs to declare a Climate Emergency, pledge to make #Devon carbon neutral by 2030 & report within 6 months what actions the Council will take.

Full motion here:

Agenda item - Declare a Climate Emergency | Democracy in Devon

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