Biennale, tree finale
Jun09

Biennale, tree finale

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

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The Elite Power of the Greens
Apr21

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.

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Croydon in Crisis
Mar18

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

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Prisoners of Cladding
Feb06

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.

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Coronafeirws
Jan25

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.

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The Coming of Neo-Feudalism, by Joel Kotkin
Nov13

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.

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The Queen’s Gambit
Nov04

The Queen’s Gambit

Chess players, mathematicians, physicists, scientists, etc are not automatons; mechanical, calculating machines devoid of any creativity but in fact, they are supremely alert to creative possibilities.

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Abolish the Welsh Assembly!
Jul04

Abolish the Welsh Assembly!

There is a solution that will benefit the people of Wales immensely – that solution lies in the past. It is a Wales without the Welsh Assembly! Is that a backwards step? Not in the slightest.

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Book Bites: “Voices from the Rust Belt” by Anne Trubek (ed)
Jul02

Book Bites: “Voices from the Rust Belt” by Anne Trubek (ed)

The book poses some new questions for us as we now see that there are consequences to the hollowing out of American industries and cities.

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Infrapenny Infrastructure
May31

Infrapenny Infrastructure

The relics of disused Victorian railway lines scattered across the landscape attest to a creative spark that demanded progress and bore no sentimentality, a recognition that reaching the future required risk, demolition, casualties.

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