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I didn’t expect the Spanish Inquisition, Eagle Eye

I didn’t expect the Spanish Inquisition

I have a comment at Independent Voices on Ed Miliband’s curious decision to repeat his Observer interview of 10 days ago in the form of six questions to the Prime Minister in the Commons today.
His charge against David Cameron on both occasions is that he “cannot answer the question about whether people need to believe [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 26 February 2014 at 8:56 pm

A cow’s life doesn’t have to end on a dinner plate, Opinion

A cow’s life doesn’t have to end on a dinner plate

DEFRA figures state that in October 158,000 cows were slaughtered in Britain. Let’s not pretend their end was anything but grizzly, terrifying and miserable – but things don’t need to be this way.

By | Opinion | Monday, 17 February 2014 at 6:07 pm

For a stag beetle, life’s a beech and then you die, Notebook

For a stag beetle, life’s a beech and then you die

For a few brief weeks each summer, Britain’s largest insect is an impressive sight in parks and gardens across southern England.

By | Notebook | Monday, 8 July 2013 at 5:00 am

Where foraging’s concerned, there’s no such thing as a free lunch, Battle of Ideas

Where foraging’s concerned, there’s no such thing as a free lunch

Ripping up clumps of wild plants to eat is not getting in touch with nature – it’s vandalism.

By | Battle of Ideas, Eagle Eye | Friday, 21 June 2013 at 4:21 pm

Soya: The Argentinian Gold Rush – Meeting the Winners and Losers, Notebook

Soya: The Argentinian Gold Rush – Meeting the Winners and Losers

It is Autumn-time south of the equator, and whilst the majority of Argentinians are readying themselves for another Boreal winter, the small town of Las Lajitas is ramping up for its busiest time of year.

By | Notebook | Sunday, 2 June 2013 at 7:15 pm

The Great Anti-Green Con, Eagle Eye

The Great Anti-Green Con

The “Great Green Con” campaign by the Mail on Sunday took an unexpected turn at the weekend. It published an article by Prof Myles Allen, a “top British climate scientist”, who explained that climate change was definitely happening, and humans were causing it, but that most policy responses to it were misguided.
Allen’s is an interesting argument. [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Tuesday, 28 May 2013 at 12:42 pm

Green Eggs and Ham, Eagle Eye

Green Eggs and Ham

Do you want a new airport?
I do not need it, Louise Ellman.
Would you like it here or there?
I would not like it here or there.
I would not like it anywhere.
I do not need a new airport.
I do not need it, Louise Ellman, chair of the Transport select committee, Boris Johnson, Howard Davies, Iain Martin and all the others.
Would [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Friday, 10 May 2013 at 8:25 pm

An Apocalyptic Elegy, Eagle Eye

An Apocalyptic Elegy

I went away for only the long Easter weekend, but there is a lot to catch up on.
Mike McCarthy’s article in which he took his leave of 15 years as The Independent’s environment editor on Saturday was a lovely example of the apocalyptic eco-elegiac tradition.
If, over the past decade and a half, you have closely [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Tuesday, 2 April 2013 at 5:38 pm

Climate Week: Does the UK’s carbon footprint need re-packaging?, Notebook

Climate Week: Does the UK’s carbon footprint need re-packaging?

This week, you may or may not be aware, is Climate Week – an annual event which seeks to raise awareness of big environmental issues and to inspire a new wave of action from the British public to help create a sustainable future.

By | Notebook | Thursday, 7 March 2013 at 4:27 pm

Why I think Avaaz is pants but bogs are brilliant, Notebook

Why I think Avaaz is pants but bogs are brilliant

Harsh. Really I should like Avaaz, the online petition forum which uses international people-power to lobby for defenceless minorities on a global scale.

By | Notebook, Opinion | Friday, 1 February 2013 at 12:46 pm

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