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Leaving Labour, again

I’ve just left the Labour Party, again.  I wasn’t at all active but did pay my sub, contribute to policy fora, and did some foot slogging and door knocking in the 2017 and 2019 general elections. I originally left in … Continue reading

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Degrowth, divestment, politics

Updated: 7 September, 2018 In addition to the Left Foot Forward piece below, I’ve published seveal other related pieces: Practical degrowth for Labour (fuller version).  Published as The Case For Degrowth? (not my question mark!) on the SERA blog. 2) Divesting … Continue reading

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Steady State Manchester at Manchester Policy Week

Originally posted on Steady State Manchester:
I was one of the panel for a question time session on “An Economy for All” on day five of University of Manchester’s Policy Week, organised in conjunction with CLES and chaired by CLES…

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Book Review: “Green Capitalism: Why it can’t work”

Originally posted on manchester climate monthly:
Green Capitalism: Why it can’t work. Daniel Tanuro Merlin Press/ Resistance Books, 2013 I approached this book with some scepticism. It wasn’t that I was unsympathetic to the arguments I expected to find in…

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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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The risks of the NHS ‘reforms’ – 2 labourist analyses and a comment

Originally posted on Defending Health and Social Care: Rediscovering the Socialist Alternative:
From the SHA: The risks of the coup regime’s NHS ‘reform’: Risk 1: Privatisation of commissioning and privatisation of services Risk 2: Ministers assuming power without responsibility Risk…

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The return of growth? Some critical perspectives – including our own.

Originally posted on Steady State Manchester:
You can’t have missed the headlines. The UK economy has returned to growth so we can all sigh with relief. Those doomsayers like us in Steady State Manchester who suggested that the motor was…

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Naples

After our trip to Italy was interrupted by family illness and a death we had the dilemma of trying to recoup most of the ticket and accommodation costs via insurance (most rail tickets were non-refundable and not changeable) or resuming … Continue reading

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This beautiful country

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Richard Kagan: Funeral notice

Kagan, Richard Stanley. Died in Darent Valley Hospital, on Monday 28th October , aged 90 years. Funeral to be held at Medway Crematorium on Tuesday November 19th at 11.40am. Family flowers only but donations, if wished, to The Royal Marsden … Continue reading

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