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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.

Dance me to the end of love – an economics for tomorrow.

It was a message to warm the heart; a daughter thanking the care worker who took the time to dance with her dementia-suffering dad at the end of each home visit.

Rage, a wage, and the machine

In a thought-provoking Guardian article – ‘As robots take our jobs, we need something else’ – George Monbiot argued that the the future for humanity lies in voluntary work…

Politics and the Vassal State: a game of two halves

You know a government is in trouble when it’s MPs start attacking each other with metaphors and acronyms. Gone are the days when MPs jousted with swords;

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.

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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

Really loving this new turn from Momentum

After Brexit is done and dusted,or not, the wastelands created by climate change remain @AlanSimpson01 with a timely reminder of a crisis that right now there's no prospect of exiting from and remaining as we are spells ennvironmental catastrophe https://t.co/LU6oSoZo0X

After Brexit is done and dusted,or not, the wastelands created by climate change remain @AlanSimpson01 with a timely reminder of a crisis that right now there's no prospect of exiting from and remaining as we are spells ennvironmental catastrophe https://t.co/LU6oSoZo0X

When Climate meets Brexit: rays of hope

Norway's official opposition Labor party now has policy to leave Norwegian oil in the ground because of climate change

Just when you're trying to make the case for European solidarities the bloody bureaucrats go 'disco': bonkers.

Today we release our #GreenNewDeal motion, the first step for our movement to transform Britain for the many.

If you're a Labour member and/or trade unionist eager to pass it through your local branch, get in touch on here or on info@labourgnd.uk to get a copy 🌹

Today we release our #GreenNewDeal motion, the first step for our movement to transform Britain for the many.

If you're a Labour member and/or trade unionist eager to pass it through your local branch, get in touch on here or on info@labourgnd.uk to get a copy 🌹

A Bill pushed through Commons, in one day, against wishes and whipping of govt party. Commons can now block No Deal Brexit as long as EU are willing to grant extension. That one vote victory might have changed course of U.K. history.

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