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The paradox of sustainability

One of the obstacles to sustainability can be human nature. Scientists and engineers have a habit of seeing everything as a numbers game. If we reduce the carbon footprint of something by X amount an apply that across the board … Continue reading

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Brexit – anatomy of an awful deal

Reblogged post from my other site: So Boris got his brexit deal…by basically dithering and then conceding everything to the EU, because (surprise, surprise) usually in any trade deal the loser tends to be the smaller partner, particularly if they … Continue reading

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2020 a year in review

This is a reblog from my other site. THis is a reblog from my othersiI think if 2020 had a tag line it would have to be something along the lines of “…but then it got worse“. We shall have … Continue reading

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Lock them up

My only concern, when Trump was hospitalised, is that it raised the risk of him dying before he can be arrested. It is a known fact that Trump has committed numerous crimes in office (and before entering office) ranging from … Continue reading

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The real problem with brexit: ignorant and arrogant toff’s

So now we can see how, yet again, the brexiters have tied themselves up in various knots. By threatening to break international laws they’ve managed, within the space of a few weeks, to scupper any chances of a deal with … Continue reading

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The flawed thinking of the Fallists

Originally posted on daryanblog:
I mean its not like anything bad ever came from burning art or books! As I mentioned in a prior post, I see no reason against taking down certain statues (that frankly were put up for…

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Brexit Britain: “worldbeating” for all the wrong reasons

Originally posted on daryanblog:
One phrase you keep on hearing from brexiter is worldbeating. They want their Empire 2.0 to reflect the warped vision of British exceptionalism beaten into them in their public schools. And at least in some respects…

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The Americanisation of UK politics

Originally posted on daryanblog:
Some of the UK government policies in recent weeks have seemed baffling. Not just the usual cronyism (with Cummings drinking buddies getting lucrative no-bid contracts for stuff they aren’t qualified to do) and incompetence….and that’s before…

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Covid news roundup

Originally posted on daryanblog:
The room where I hid So the big news of the last week is the book out by Papa smurf who broke bad John Bolton, that makes various allegations about the abuse of power and incompetence…

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Why Cummings ain’t going anywhere

Originally posted on daryanblog:
So the Tory government has now descended into farce. If we are to take the government at its word, driving 60 miles with suspect eyesight (with a kid in the back) to Barnard’s Castle is an…

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