Is there a plan?

Podcasters Alex McCarron (Escape from Lockdown) and Paul Rodriguez (State of the Markets) have a debate on the ideas in currency about whether all things Covid (and more) are the fruits of a 'plan' or not. Arguing that there is a plan was State of the Markets co-host,...

It’s not enough to criticise only XR’s ‘methods’

The fortnight of Extinction Rebellion (XR) protests on London’s streets are drawing to a close. As with earlier protests, significant news coverage and comment has been driven by XR’s trademark tactics: although seemingly making demands of government, directing its...

Not the BBC

I had a web-chat with Seb Abecasis recently, for his new Youtube channel, Not the BBC. It was quite a broad-ranging discussion, and quite good fun. I hope you agree -- watch it below.  

The Anti-Democratic Climate Assembly

I have written a report on the UK Climate Assembly for the Global Warming Policy Forum, published today. Here's the press release. London, 29 January: The UK Climate Assembly, which claimed to have delivered a mandate for a green revolution, could not have delivered a...

Who will police green Utopia? And how?

This post is adapted from a recent Twitter thread, based on a Telegraph article, in which it is suggested: Police may have to enforce strict  environmental laws as part of Government's ambitious Green agenda Ambitious climate change targets set by the Government will...

Climate Resistance vs. Extinction Rebellion

Earlier this month, I debated Extinction Rebellion co-founder, Roger Hallam on Darren Grimes' Youtube show, Reasoned. If you don't know Darren yet, you should. He started a Brexit campaign for young people and students, and drew the intense ire of the anti-Brexit...

Where were we…

It has been nearly five years since there was a new blog post at this site. And it was a pretty thin blog in the few years leading up to that. At the time, it seemed that blogging, which is time-consuming, had little to offer to the 'debate'. Everything that could be...

It’s the End of the World… As They Know it

One of the hypotheses posited on this blog is that the preoccupation with the end of the world is in reality a displaced existential, and altogether far more internal crisis. Where you can see climate alarmism, you can see a crisis afflicting the individual,...

Ask a Stupid Question

A premise of democracy that I believe is worth defending is that it is incumbent on those seeking either change or for the status quo to be sustained to define and defend their arguments, even against robust criticism, and even against seemingly stupid and evil...

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