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Not for the first time, the English Conservative dogma and obsession with outsourcing everything including thought and presentation is costing lives and money. Johnson has even outsourced his Prime Ministership to Cummings and intends outsourcing his...

Swifts are amazing creatures - they migrate from Europe to Africa and back every winter, they cruise at 70mph and in a lifetime they might fly a distance equivalent to three return trips to the moon. There is some question about where swifts actually...

I recently re-watched 12 Monkeys, the 1995 film - horribly perfect for lockdown - and apart from the obvious deadly-global-virus parallels, what really struck a chord was the sheer complacency. In the film, the world was completely unprepared for the...

It is neither a question of optimism or pessimism, but of realism. As the US Fed warned yesterday, it cannot on its own stem a depression. And the reasons given are political and medical. Put bluntly,unless the US government can get its act together to...

The problem with most of these cycle paths in England is the surface. They might be traffic free but they are rarely paved, or only for short sections and as such they are hard work, with mud, ruts, roots and rocks to ride over. Contrast that with Holland...

Those who subsist in the financial market bubble are so desperately glued to their screens that they are incapable of seeing the wider picture and grasp only at those straws that might keep their dream alive for the next five minutes. Do they ever take...

For months, there has been speculation about how society will emerge from lockdown. From a rise in digital communication to an increase in neighbourly spirit, there have been promising signs of a better way out of this crisis, a just way forward that...

I have been increasingly concerned about the use of disposable plastic. I hadn't realised until the pandemic hit that ALL PPE used in medical settings is single-use; I thought some of it at least was washable. And all the disposable masks. Very disheartening,...

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