I'm a writer and thinker, a lover of books, words and stories, art, film and photography. I live in Luton, and divide my time between working for a small publisher, and freelance writing, community activism, and gardening my little patch of Earth.
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Over the past couple of years, there has been consternation over the appointment of Owen Paterson as Britain’s Environment Secretary, as he didn’t appear to take climate change seriously. He never quite came out and said so, but he never met with climate scientists either and seemed suspicious of green groups. Those fears were confirmed […]
In the wake of the MH17 plane crash, Russia is under renewed pressure to pull back its support for rebel separatists in the Ukraine. Yesterday David Cameron warned of further sanctions. “If Putin does not change his approach to Ukraine in this then Europe and the West must fundamentally change our approach to Russia.” The […]
Economic growth is a major priority for most governments, and in Britain ‘going for growth’ is a mantra for politicians of all stripes. It is taken for granted that growth in GDP is progress, and therefore success as a nation. But as Ha-Joon Chang describes in Economics: The User’s Guide, growth and progress are not […]