Category Archives: Environment

Economic and environmental advances


It is widely recognised that environmental changes for good and bad take a long time to be measured in a meaningful way, just as long term economic activity is much more sustainable that short term blips. This is highlighted in … Continue reading

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A bit of a muddle in parliament


When Parliamentary questions are being directed at matters that are of concern to local residents, it is inevitable that people will listen to every word and want the MP concerned to squeeze every last drop of value out of the … Continue reading

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Big can sometimes be beautiful too


One of the books that I have in my bookstore is Small is Beautiful by EF Schumacher. When I first read it I was challenged by the idea of how food miles and mass manufacture are bad for our economy. … Continue reading

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Misunderstanding cause and effect


Two speeches in Parliament on the impact of cars vs cycles show how deeply out of touch with common sense some of the people who sit in Parliament really are. We need decision makers who are willing to pay attention … Continue reading

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We need Ministers with experience


Its very telling that our needs as a nation as a whole are treated as insignificant by most Governments compared to the concerns of the well paid bankers and other power brokers in the city of London. This Government like … Continue reading

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The cruel sea


The relief experienced by residents on the East coast in places such as Jaywick, Mistley and West Mersea when the high tides on Friday night did not cause damage is hard for many of us to fully appreciate. Sussex is … Continue reading

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The importance of New Zealand


Although I have friends living in both Australia and New Zealand I confess if faced with the opportunity to travel to either nation, I would choose New Zealand. Its culture is deemed by many commentators to be some 20 years … Continue reading

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