Monthly Archives: January 2017

The greatest show on earth

Climate change denialism seems to be in vogue at the moment so I wanted to write a bit about that. What people often don’t understand with climate change is that it’s not just about sea levels rising gradually over the

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Growth

Exciting economic growth figures: 2% growth in 2016, 0.6% in the last quarter. In social media there is a lot of pro-Brexit sentiment over these figures. In other words: “Our economy is working pretty well, let’s completely change it” –

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Hyperbole

This popped up in my feed. It’s an amazing piece of hyperbolic nonsense from a very angry winner who thinks that the supreme court has “blocked” article 50. If you are ever unsure about how we voted to leave, the

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These are my principles, and if you don’t like them, I have others

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jan/24/remoaner-article-50-brexit-labour During the labour leadership campaign Owen Smith was derided for being insincere and opportunist while Jeremy Corbyn was praised for his principles. Months later Smith hasn’t budged, whereas Corbyn oscillates back and forwards every time the wind changes and

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Not so fast, brexiters.

The media analysis of the brexit speech today has been disappointingly superficial. Even on social media, we’re basically just seeing remainers feeling disheartened and leavers naively lapping everything up without a second thought – but that’s just been the whole

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Reality check

https://yougov.co.uk/news/2017/01/16/public-split-what-kind-brexit-they-think-governmen/ The most interesting thing here is that the government is happy to ally itself with the hard brexiteers, citing the referendum as a mandate to do so, while only 39% of the public want a hard brexit! When Margaret

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Clean, hard brexit

If the rumours are correct that Theresa May is preparing to side with the hard brexiteers then we are in the interesting and possibly unprecedented case that both main parties’ leaderships have veered sharply over to their extremes and will

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