StopEcocide : Change the Law

I’ve just come back from a talk about ecocide that was kind of a memorial for Stroud-based eco-barrister, Polly Higgins, who recently passed after a very swift battle with an aggressive cancer. As a founder of Mission Lifeforce (now re-branded and re-launched as StopEcocide.Earth) she died even as thousands of Extinction Rebellion folk were taking... Continue Reading →

Vote for me (or at least, vote!)

I'm in the interesting position of actually being on a ballot paper next month! I first joined my parish council in 2007 (twelve years ago!) under the rules of co-option. That means there was a space on the council due to someone leaving but there was no election scheduled. I can't remember now why the... Continue Reading →

People’s Vote march London

It was a hint of the extraordinary day to come that we arrived in London to join the million plus (current estimates) others calling for a people's vote - or more often a complete revocation of Article 50 - only to find that we had randomly stood smack bang next to the chair of the greenway action... Continue Reading →

The Kids Are All Right!

I was in the thick of the Bristol #YouthStrike4Climate March the other day, and thoroughly proud of the kids. They turned out in their hundreds, in weather that didn't really promise much, and shouted and chanted and marched and bloody well protested for some long overdue climate action. As a child of the sixties I remember well... Continue Reading →

Time for change

At last night's Parish Council budget meeting, someone asked the question I'd rather been putting off and tipped the domino over. "Please will you reconsider and say you'll stay on as Chairman?" And the answer was, of course, not in the positive. But hey, the cat's out of the bag. And since I had an... Continue Reading →

Anyone would think…

...there was an election in the offing. And there is, and I don't mean the one that's ever more likely regarding the incompeten... I mean incumbent in Drowning Street. Managing a message board is never easy. I've been online since before the Internet and often spent all night chatting in various bulletin boards, long before... Continue Reading →

The WECA JSP and Charfield

If the title mystified you, don't worry, just move along. 🙂 Not a blog post as much as a public copy of some correspondence between me and my MP. Dear Luke I have seen a copy of the letter you recently sent to Tim Bowles, chair of WECA, regarding his election promise as to development... Continue Reading →

Simple Question

I don't get a lot of interaction on this blog, which is generally fine - it's just me rabbiting on. But today I'd like to see if I can get some comments. I was chatting with someone the other morning and we agreed that we could not think of one good reason, beyond the obvious... Continue Reading →

Fake News

I am pondering the current enthusiasm for "Fake News" and how it has always been here. The blatant lies and misinformation in the US at the moment, whether it be crowd numbers or whatever may have been going on in foreign lands, either makes you laugh or cry or both. And over here in the... Continue Reading →

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