Politics

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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In Defence Of Teresa May

This is not to mean that I do not find many of the policies of the present government wrong or that I somehow feel sorry for her. However, I do not think it is useful to hurl a string of personal abuse at her – that she is depraved, evil, stupid, emotionally deprived, bordering on […]

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Unemployment Benefit: Getting Things Into Perspective

If you ask people what they think the biggest problem facing this country is you quite often get one of two answers. Either it is immigration or it is the problem of people who are living a life of luxury on the dole because they do not want to work. It is important if you […]

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Christmas: A Good Time To Hide A Consultation

The Stage 2 Consultation for the proposed Sizewell C nuclear power station runs from 23 November 2016 until 3rd February 20171. As with the Stage 1 consultation this runs over the Christmas / New Year period. In affect this significantly cuts the consultation period due to the disruption caused by the extended holiday period. The […]

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Not Believing Your Own Eyes

We all tend to live in a very small bubble of people we socialise with (both face to face and via social media) and of the locality and workplaces we frequent. This can give us a very distorted data about the world we live in. It is therefore often important to look at the ‘bigger […]

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EU Expenditure – £350m per week

A few days ago on Question Time1 on the Michael Gove was asked “what billion are we talking about, is it a million million or a thousand million?”. He was not able to answer. This shows how numbers are bandied about with neither the person using them or the audience knowing what they mean. One […]

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