“The fairy tale of eternal economic growth”

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Please click to express yourselfI was going to entitle this article “The current BAME*1 game diversion”, but, Greta Thunberg’s words are far more powerful, and, more to the point. Dr Erich Schumacher made strong arguments against economic growth in his

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China’s future and ours; lessons from Covid-19?

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Please click to express yourselfFor the last 40 years or so, China’s financial, business, political and cultural effect on our world has been a disaster. A disaster both  for the Chinese themselves and for most of us. The corona virus

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Our leaders’ decisions are mostly bonkers, why?

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Please click to express yourselfReading the news, since the 12th December election, has been quite illuminating but equally depressing. I’m not talking about global warming, plastic waste pollution or the ever increasing ability of our politicians to “take responsibility” by

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General election Q & A – Happy Maastricht ;-)

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Please click to express yourselfYippeee! Another general election 😉 the third since the five year fixed term parliament act came into err “force” in 2011. Your Christmas General Election quiz starts here. Just 10 questions to answer. There may be

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Go BoJo! Who are the Pro Rogues now?

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Please click to express yourselfMay I try to put the childish, irrelevant “furious backlash“, as reported today by the BrBC (British remoaning Broadcasting Corporation), into some logical context? You may have guessed that I am for leaving the EU by

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Is democracy dead? Are you bothered? Am I?

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Please click to express yourselfThere are a few simple truths at the heart of our disillusion with politics & politicians No political party has dared to tell us that we can’t afford to pay for all our pensions, the NHS,

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My last post on Brexit; even I can take no more

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Please click to express yourselfIt is not about you MPs – it is about the 17.4 million of us! The sight of those silly school girls & boys skipping down the road away from their political parties was just sickening.

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Brexit, echoes of PeterLoo & referenda

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Please click to express yourselfMPs are now so disconnected from the public that the current situation echoes events just prior to PeterLoo* in 1819. I saw the film PeterLoo last Friday and the political & economic similarities are hard to miss. Parliament

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Project fear refuted …

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Please click to express yourselfThere are many serious and rational voices in support of a No Deal, despite the BBC’s overwhelming Project Fear coverage, and, to my surprise, by Channel 4’s Jon Snow (more on this below). The pity is that these

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The Brexit smokescreen unmasked & let’s see more of …

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Please click to express yourselfA short constitutional overview A referendum is the most powerful democratic tool we have. It is, and was in 2016, a direct call to ” we the people ” to have our say. But our confused

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