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"He has acted responsibly, legally and with integrity."

Boris Johnson’s defence of his political adviser Dominic Cummings is, in a word, unfuckingbelievable. As John Crace so rightly observes, it is now clear who is running the UK – and it isn’t Boris Johnson. One law for the little … Continue reading

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Living in Interesting Times

The emergence of the Coronavirus Covid-19 has given us all something else to worry about besides climate change, Brexit and Trump.  For months now I’ve been leading a workgroup planning two events in our village to celebrate the 75 years … Continue reading

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Messages of Farewell

It’s the day after Brexit, and I’m still feeling depressed, and angry, about the whole sorry situation. I’ve been reading messages of farewell published in today’s Guardian from my fellow Europeans, and they have put into words the emotions I … Continue reading

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Brexit Is Not A Cause For Celebration

For me, today is a day of sadness. Britain has turned its back on Europe and is determined to retreat to being an insular nation once more. As an act of self-harm, this takes some beating. And whilst Johnson and … Continue reading

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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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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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