We continue to destroy our only planet, driven on by the moneymen – and women. Politicians, in awe of the economists, see growth as the answer to every question. Anyone who stops to think for a moment can see that more and more growth is not any sort of a solution to today’s problems on … Read moreGrowth won’t save the planet
Our government doesn’t need to fret over how to get out of lockdown. It just needs to look to the Australian state of Victoria. Their first criterion was to get to less than 5 new cases a day (roughly 1 per million people). That target was achieved by taking the whole situation seriously with strict … Read moreRoute out of lockdown
We should all be thankful that here in Fareham we are one of the Local Authorities least affected by Covid-19. Leicester’s latest local lockdown, however, raises key questions for all Local Authorities and their communities. It is now abundantly clear that Leicester’s local management was not fully aware of its Covid-19 crisis. Central government had … Read moreCovid: Knowing our place
Mostly hidden by covid-19 and Brexit, the agriculture bill is steadily going through parliament. This bill will define the shape of farming, wildlife, water management and the quality of food we eat. It will determine whether we continue to push money to big landowners simply because they own land, or whether it is aimed at … Read moreSelling out our farmers
Gosport MP Caroline Dinenage recently called for decisions on two proposed housing developments in Fareham’s Strategic Gap to be taken away from the Planning Inspectorate, and ruled on instead by the Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick. Yes, that Robert Jenrick! The Minister many say should resign because of his part in giving newspaper tycoon Richard Desmond … Read moreWith friends like these…
Creating & Sustaining Thriving Communities When the Covid door closes, when lockdown is unlocked, when partying has passed, what then? There will be no ‘ getting back to normal’ , not least because what was once familiar is already history, daring never to be repeated. Many are determined that life during lockdown should be a … Read moreOwning the future?
We don’t need to look as far as the White House to find fake news. Listening to Matt Hancock repeatedly claiming that care homes have been prioritised since the beginning of the pandemic is an example close to home. This demonstrably false claim is worse than fake news, it is an attempt to exterminate the … Read moreWhat price for honesty?
By David Chalmers It is now over 12 weeks since the UK officially left the European Union and Boris Johnson has until 30 June to ask for the transition period we are now in to be extended by one or two years, otherwise we shall be crashing out with No Deal on 31 December. It … Read moreChoppy waters lie ahead