Monthly Archives: December 2019

Is It Downhill From Now On?

Today’s Guardian has a sobering article on what the environment could be like in 2050. The most worrying aspect is not the environment itself, but the impact it will have on human society. It’s perhaps not such a stretch to … Continue reading

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I Have A Bad Feeling About This…

I use Ivideon occasionally to keep an eye on the dogs when we’re out of the house. A couple of days ago, I received an email from Ivideon’s newly appointed business development manager. We are exciting [sic] to announce that … Continue reading

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“Let The Healing Begin”

So Boris Johnson says: “Let the Healing Begin…” in his statement outside No. 10. Reminds me of Thatcher’s statement on the steps of No. 10 in 1979: “Where there is discord, may we bring harmony. Where there is error, may … Continue reading

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Voices for Equality

Of the 69 countries around the world that still criminalize same sex relationships, 32 are in Africa. In many countries, violence and discrimination is a part of the every-day life of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people and LGBT … Continue reading

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The Ghost Of Christmas Yet To Come

The full text of Sir Ivan Rogers’ lecture given at the University of Glasgow recently is here. He is both a careful analyst of events and a bellwether foretelling a future that is very likely to play out in the … Continue reading

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More Accomplished Racists Are Available…

With just nine days to go, First Dog on the Moon has published a handy voting guide to the UK general election. It’s definitely worth reading. Though I fear that his advice will be disregarded, and the current gang of … Continue reading

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