Monthly Archives: June 2014

On Armed Forces Day, 2010

21 June, 2010 Last Saturday was a lovely day so we went to the seaside. Scarborough in fact. Arriving in this still distinctive traditional English seaside spa town we realised something was going on – ooh a festival, a fête, … Continue reading

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Why is Manchester falling behind on its carbon reduction targets?

Originally posted on Steady State Manchester:
Yesterday evening, 10th June, 2014, I attended the “Manchester, A Certain Future AGM”. MACF is the name for Manchester’s climate change action plan that 5 years ago ambitiously set out to reduce Manchester’s direct…

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What future for the EU? More federalism and less single market.

The disturbing European election results, which saw parties like the French National Front and the UK Independence Party gain the largest share of the vote, on a low turn-out, tell us that many people have lost whatever faith they might … Continue reading

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A Green Deal for the Manchester-Mersey Bioregion

I’ve been looking again at this paper that I produced in pamphlet form in 2009; that’s 5 years ago.  A lot has changed since then, so it is really heartening that this amalgam of ideas and proposals, with roots in … Continue reading

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