Underlining the frustration in Berlin with the situation, Deputy German Foreign Minister Michael Roth on Saturday accused “90 percent” of the British cabinet of having “no idea how workers think, live, work and behave” because they were “born with silver spoons in their mouths.” Source: Pro-European Conservatives Join U.K. Group to Counter Brexiteers - Bloomberg … Continue reading Pro-European Conservatives Join U.K. Group to Counter Brexiteers – Bloomberg
As plough headlong into my forties, attention has switched to preparing for life as a pensioner a few decades ahead. However, as time goes on I'm becoming less and less convinced that we humans have another 25-30 years left in us. Global emissions were static in 2016 but the concentration of carbon dioxide in the … Continue reading ‘We’re doomed’: Mayer Hillman on the climate reality no one else will dare mention –via The Guardian
Thorn in the Side Ltd, of which Farage is the sole director, had assets of £548,573 for the year to May 2018 – a substantial jump from assets of just over £157,000 recorded for the previous year. Source: 'Skint' Nigel Farage's company assets grew almost £400k last year | Politics | The Guardian I presume … Continue reading ‘Skint’ Nigel Farage’s company assets grew almost £400k last year | Politics | The Guardian
Another great little video from Stephen Fry. There's a few of these now, found at the Pindex Youtube channel.
Interesting article from the Institute of Welsh Affairs. I don't believe Wales is any less capable of standing on its own two feet as any other small nation. However, whilst we are still part of the UK; whilst we are still beholden to a London-centric Government and the Barnett formula, we will never be allowed … Continue reading Is Wales really too poor to be independent? –via Click on Wales
From the day we are born until the day we die we are mostly making it up as we go along. Sure, our elders can impart wisdom all they want, but we can choose whether or not to listen to it. As I've got older I've had the time to reflect on some things that … Continue reading A letter to my 20-year old self…
Several years ago, I said to my mother in frustration, "It would be a nightmare to have to deal with all this stuff if you died tomorrow." She looked at me, stunned. Up until then, I suspect she'd assumed that everyone appreciated her junk-treasures as much as she did. What ensued, mercifully, was a house … Continue reading ‘Swedish death cleaning’ is the new decluttering trend –via TreeHugger
The current worldwide loss of biodiversity is popularly known as the sixth extinction: the sixth time in world history that a large number of species have disappeared in unusually rapid succession, caused this time not by asteroids or ice ages but by humans. When we think about losing biodiversity, we tend to think of the … Continue reading The Insect Apocalypse Is Here – The New York Times
Wow, I love these things. As someone deeply embedded in Apple's ecosystem and with a HomePod sat opposite me on the table I'm always on the lookout for things I can get Siri to do for me.
https://youtu.be/y5xRnQGk-Xg Alan! Having watched Jurassic Park 3 at the cinema many years ago, my over-riding memory of the experience was irritation at a cast of largely inept characters who somehow manage to escape the jaws of death each and every time. However, over the years my opinion has softened. I now look at it fondly, … Continue reading Honest Trailers – Jurassic Park 3