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

Amid all the fuss – what Macron actually said..

It is instructive to watch this French Television piece, which indicates that Macron knows precisely what the United Kingdom is and is not trying to split it up. He is so obviously clear it has to be doubted whether the UK government’s version is related to fact or fantasy – in fact knowing the truth… Read more

The French are doing it so much better…

My piece yesterday bemoaned the arbitrary end of furlough and the complete lack of any clear-sighted direction for the economy. Indeed I now understand that the government’s ill thought out ‘kickstart’ scheme is in fact available only to those able to offer a minimum of 30 placements. No wonder Tesco is in favour and this… Read more

The French will have to build a wall …

If Brexit in fact is actually happening – and so far it seems it is – then unsurprisingly, its spirit is gradually dying of its own contradictions. Immigration is just one area when taking back control means actually relying on the co-operation of the er, French. True we already rely on French co-operation, but that… Read more

‘What matters’ is that equality works

We are currently told that Black Lives Matter which, like all lives, of course they do. And while we now discover that the American policeman accused of murder had had 17 complaints against him, none of which seemed to have changed anything, and, indeed there are also instances of American policemen killing white arrestees with… Read more

Macron much more impressive than our lot, but

Macron is rather impressive in his interview for the FT here – and certainly way more reflective and intelligent than our own political pigmies. And although he has made mistakes he has endeavoured to protect his people – which is rather more than our own government “we cannot protect every business and every household” (why… Read more