“I Accuse…” – Questioning Our Parliaments On Climate Change

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Reading Time: 5 minutes In September 2018, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) produced a concise document explaining to all governments the necessary measures to combat climate change – assuming, of course, that the governments do believe in climate change.     I don’t know whether I was more impressed by the sheer brilliance of Montagne’s rant than […]

The Morality Of Western Arms Sales – From Argentinian Tango’s To Arabian Nights

Reading Time: 6 minutes   The morality of Europe’s foreign policy is not as one might hope. The UK was making profits from selling arms to Israel, whilst Tony Blair was being paid by Arabs to ensure that there is peace in the region. It doesn’t sound quite right, does it.     In 2017, former UK prime minister Tony […]

When Democracy Is Bullied By… Democracy

Reading Time: 6 minutes   Some time ago I wrote a post entitled, “Democracy menaced by…democracy,” concerning what I believe are the dangers of holding a referendum in a parliamentary democracy. With March 29th 2019 fast approaching, and an EU/UK deal far from being certain, the demand for a second referendum – the people’s vote – is gaining momentum, and […]