Category: Environment

A loud bang, and our carriage filled with smoke…

Taking the tube into the West End this evening, as the train pulled in┬áto St Paul’s, there was a loud bang, and our carriage filled with smoke. We all piled off sharply, as you can imagine, but looking around, there didn’t seem to be a bomb or a fire. The smoke cleared, and the staff […]

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Ripping out the Green Shoots

The Tories’ 2010 general election slogan was ‘It’s time for a change’ and this has certainly been borne out in their time in government so far. People in Britain are losing their jobs; Energy prices are rising; University tuition fees have trebled; and The recovery has stalled. But these are just some of the most […]

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I was sent this the other day – I thought it was funny but made some pretty good points. Sorry if you’ve seen it before. At the checkout in the local supermarket, the cashier told an older woman that she should bring her own shopping bags because plastic bags weren’t good for the environment. The […]

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  Last weekend I had the privilege of joining Gordon Brown and Ed Miliband at the launch of the Labour Party Green Manifesto. Big promises about combating climate change, energy security, and green job growth can be a little abstract. I wanted to take a little time to let you know some of what Labour’s […]

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Over the last few weeks I have been been canvassing residents in Mayfair and Soho. Thanks to everyone who took the time to talk with me. The nearly universal complaint I heard was that of the noise of rubbish collection at all hours, especially recycling collection with the clattering and breaking of glass bottles. I […]

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There is widespread local support for the campaign to reduce the speed limit to 20mph in some residential areas of Westminster. It looks on the surface like a minor change, but may have a number of far-reaching benefits. First, the number of deaths and injuries on our roads is likely to be cut dramatically. In […]

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