Organising money and society

There are three (not strictly related) TED talks that are worth highlighting; one by the well-travelled journalist, Johann Hari, another by the social psychologist, Paul Piff and the third by the billionaire, Nick Hanauer. All, I think, are well worth watching and only about 15 minutes each. All I’d suggest, show that we have a… Read more

A technological solution…

News reporter Richard Chambers has tweeted this picture of the steel and concrete security structures at the Conservative Party conference in Manchester: .   Quite reasonably, he suggests that there must have been technological solutions that would have prevented the use of this infrastructure. I hope he or his ilk manages to ask the question… Read more

Trying to counter fascist talk

This from Jonathan Lis in ‘Prospect Magazine’ is pretty chilling: And yet Johnson could do none of this [inflammatory language] on his own. He depends entirely on his enablers. The Tory party unmasked itself this week, finally and for all time. Hundreds of its MPs gathered in the Commons. They heard their leader traduce parliament,… Read more

Funerial Trade

I think we should note that Extinction Rebellion are looking to blockade the Port of Dover on Saturday. Whilst I think their protests are important – and also usually clever and impressive – just look at this poignant picture of a funeral march for the climate a couple of  months ago in Exeter, further described here…. Read more

More light on sweetness

I confess this is not my usual read but if David Davis, a former employee of Tate & Lyle, sponsors of the Tory Party, and one of the few companies in favour of Brexit, can cast aspersions on Britain’s public health policy then I think I might suggest that the game is up! The only… Read more

The King hath no prerogative other than that the law of the land allows him

The title is from the Case of Proclamations which dates back to James I ironically – or indicatively? – England’s first Scottish king. So the idea that the prerogative to prorogue Parliament is not ‘justiciable’ should be for the birds. So far, the current case in the Supreme Court has mentioned nothing of this –… Read more