Epitome of Climate Change

I was intrigued by this commentary – which relates not to the normal preoccupations of Progressive Pulse but to what used to be my own preoccupations. Global warming is having a considerable impact on vine growing. Yes, Britain is benefitting to some extent from global climate warming so Pinot Noir, the difficult and sole grape… Read more

Frost’s views?

People may not be aware that Lord Frost, our appalling Brexit Minister, (sorry, Minister for EU relations) used to be in charge of the Scotch Whisky Association – and this is what he said at the time: We must wonder when his damascene conversion to Brexit happened? Or does he just absorb information like a… Read more

Howard League for Penal Reform has excellent ideas

The outgoing Chairwoman of the Howard League for Penal Reform, the appropriately named, Frances Crook, has written an excellent summary of what she is asking of Dominic Raab, the recently arrived Justice Secretary: The Howard League has developed an outline plan and we will build on the ideas in a series of blog postings over… Read more

Johnson thinks wages must go up – but not for nurses

Who are balloting for strike action. One has to ‘admire’ the shear bravado of taking hold of the forecast shortages that were denounced by Johnson as nonsense and ‘project fear’ prior to Brexit, and repackaging them as actually part of the Conservative grand plan to reform the economy. Business was supposed to anticipate these problems… Read more