East Suffolk FOI – North Beach Oil Deposits

I have made a couple of posts about the oil deposits on Lowestoft North Beach which have been exposed due to erosion1,2. Despite claims in the press and to local residents East Suffolk Council now claim that they do not have any information about the extent of the oil deposits, have not carried out any […]

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Lowestoft North Beach Oil Deposits: Further Information

Original Spill Anglia TV 1978 report (http://www.eafa.org.uk/catalogue/205071) Previous Exposure Due To Erosion How much oil is buried under Norfolk’s beaches 35 years after Eleni V disaster?, EDP, 2 March 2014 (https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/how-much-oil-is-buried-under-norfolk-s-beaches-35-641508) Coastal erosion uncovers oil buried on Gorleston beach in 1978, BBC, 4 January 2016 (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-35221189) Current Exposure Eleni V tanker leak: Oil on Suffolk […]

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Lowestoft North Beach Oil Deposits: Council Response

The following is an email from East Suffolk Council to a local resident. A link to the full council statement is given below. We are currently seeking more information about the oil deposits and  the council’s response and will post them here when they are received. From: Sharon Bleese <Sharon.Bleese@eastsuffolk.gov.uk> Subject: Lowestoft north beach oil […]

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Why I may argue with you even if I agree with you

While many people see argument as a way of convincing others that your view is correct I try to take a different approach. I am much more interested in exploring and developing ideas. I see items that are posted on Facebook as being put up for peer review. Here are a few examples of subjects […]

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Green Party: Updated reaffirming Women’s Sex-Based Rights

SYNOPSIS – Final Text Sex refers to biology which is immutable , gender is a social construction Discrimination against women may be based on their perceived sex , however there are aspects of discrimination females face based on sex rather than gender. To address discrimination it is imperative that accurate sex- segregated data is collected. […]

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Virtue Signalling – Here Be Dragons

A short post to explain why I think that we need to have empathy with the people we hate. Me At The Centre One of the things that I find disturbing about the debate on racism is the way it often centres around ‘me’. I think this brings up a number of issues (perhaps the […]

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Running Away From Racism

This is mainly about racism and some problems that I have with a few anti-racists and parts of the anti-racist movement. However, some points I would like to make also apply to many other issues such as sexism. Please note that I think anti-racism is an important topic and I fully support its aims. It […]

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George Floyd, Racism and Police Violence

The death of George Floyd at the hands of the police in the USA has produced a wave of outrage and protests across the world. This post is not intended to be a complete analysis of the issues, but to bring up some points that I think are important to discuss. Such waves of outrage […]

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This Is Not The Time To Talk Politics?

I am writing this because I will get many people saying “this is not the time to talk politics”. In a certain way I agree because ‘politics’ for many people is not how we work together to build society. They see politics as about identifying with and supporting their team, about petty point scoring over […]

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Agricultural Work

Some people may argue that “this is not the time to talk politics” which I have covered here. This post is not saying that the effects of the pandemic on agriculture is not important. In fact I am probably more worried about food production than most people, not just because of the pandemic but because […]

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