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The Tory campaign is already showing the inevitable consequences of sacking competence

The Tory election campaign had a bad start. Gaffe followed resignation followed gaffe. Rees-Mogg revealed his belief in his own superiority. Andrew Bridgen revealed his stupidity. Alana Cairns his lack of judgement, or worse, when it come to the seriousness of rape allegations. James Cleverly proved he was not, yet again. Conservative Central Office’s howling mistake […]

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The failed carbon logic of Martin Wolf

Martin Wolf had an article published in the FT yesterday in which he argues that we need a carbon tax or emissions trading system with a price floor to tackle the global climate crisis. But he really does not make a good case. He also does not help by making enemies from the outset, saying: Unfortunately, the […]

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This election needs to be about the climate – because there is no bigger issue than it

The Guardian has reported this morning that: Labour, the Scottish National party and the Liberal Democrats have backed calls for a televised climate debate between party leaders ahead of the election, warning that time is running out to tackle the global heating emergency. School strikers, students and pensioners’ groups launched a campaign at the weekend to try […]

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On a wild and windy morning

I’m the first to admit that I am not the world’s best at relaxation…but this morning I said I was going bird watching, come what may. So wind and rain came. And I went anyway, to the Wetlands and Wildlife Trust reserve at Welney, just up the road from me. It was grey: But, out […]

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The EU goes for country-by-country reporting – again

I missed this report earlier this week and am pleased to have found it, albeit a few days late. Accountancy Daily has reported that the new EU Parliament has followed its predecessors in overwhelmingly endorsing the demand for country-by-country reporting, noting that: Members of the European parliament have adopted a resolution urging member states to […]

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The end of fracking is really good news

As has been widely reported this morning, the UK government has reversed its position on fracking, and will no longer support its use. This is excellent news for a number of obvious reasons. First, there’s little evidence fracking really works in the UK. Second, it would have caused considerable harm to communities. Third, we do […]

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Since when did houses cost £12,500 Sajid Javid?

Politics Home has reported this morning that: Sajid Javid has pledged to spend more than £250 million to invest in 20,000 new homes in “areas of high demand” across the country. The Chancellor said the money will come from the Housing Infrastructure Fund, which is aimed at improving road, schools and transport links across the Midlands, and the […]

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When a medical student says all that is needed…

The video embedded in this tweet (click the link marked pic.twitter) is fantastic. A 23-year-old medical student summarises all that pretty much needs to be said about Boris Johnson slipping into Addenbrooke’s Hospital unannounced for a publicity stunt. ARTIST TAXI DRIVER (@chunkymark) 31/10/2019, 16:04 Boris Johnson visit to Addenbrookes hospital he gets booed out and […]