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The birth of the Chinese Communist Party

In 1919, demonstrators held aloft placards appealing to Mr Science and Mr Democracy in what has been called the “Chinese enlightenment” period.

Euro Final: Wembley Eye-Witness Report

The NHS-app failed, and we were waved though. There were no gates and no Covid checks.

Roadblock lockdown

At the time of planning LTNs, councils had little or no evidence of the economic impact. How could they? There was no data available to base any decisions on.

Book Bites: “How To Avoid A Climate Disaster” by Bill Gates

Bill Gates offers little by way of explanation as to why people might choose the more expensive green alternative, implying that they might have to be imposed.

Biennale, tree finale

Designers who think they should “educate” the public are sorely mistaken. Designers must meet the public as active participants.

The Elite Power of the Greens

“Vulnerable” countries have been screwed by supra-national bodies like the IMF and World Bank for decades. They are about to get screwed again by the same people, but this time in the name of saving the planet.

Croydon in Crisis

Croydon’s £120million bail-out for its development cock-up is the largest financial settlement for a local authority in UK history. Such an exceptional settlement means that services will close

No Jab, No Job?

“It’s best to support staff to get the vaccine without making it a requirement” but the employer is also directed to “the organisation’s disciplinary policy”.

Prisoners of Cladding

One of the unintended consequences of the Grenfell tragedy is the threat of penury or bankruptcy for leaseholders at the other end of the country.

Coronafeirws

Drakeford has undoubtedly benefited from the misconception that Wales’ social care meltdown is the result of central government policies rather than its own mismanagement.

Thoughts on Biden’s Inauguration speech

The American dream, opportunity, prosperity, liberty, justice, community, unity, hope – have little reality today. But that doesn’t matter. They are mere symbols, signifiers without signified.

The Coming of Neo-Feudalism, by Joel Kotkin

A new priesthood of power based on scientific expertise seeks to replace bourgeois values of self-determination, family, community and nation with ‘progressive’ ideas: globalisation, sustainability, redefined gender roles and the authority of experts.