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Naming Names

We had a bit of a spat her not long ago about the use of Certain Terms of Abuse. I was deeply disappointed to see valued contributors and commenters threatening to leave and not come back because of mere words. The storm has blown over, but to avoid a repetition, I thought it would be nice if … Continue reading

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Malicious Intent on Climate and Covid

[Follow on from the discussion at Climate, Covid, Brexit, Peace Prize and Bikeshedding and Baloney – Trump Edition] What JAIME said (31 Oct 2020 2.56 pm): There is no direct evidence of ‘malicious intent’ in this government’s or any other government’s actions. If such existed, they’re hardly likely to leave it lying around are they? What there is is … Continue reading

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Better Built Boris Bites Back

Ben Pile has been tweeting about Boris’s conference speech, delivered on screen with the slogan “Build Back Better” prominently displayed behind him, a slogan which he seems to have borrowed from this organisation.  Here is Ben on Twitter: This is extraordinary. Totally divorced from reality. By any comparison with historical moments that precipitated change, such as … Continue reading