Updated with reply from BBC: Andrew Neil rubbishes scientific consensus in first minutes of This Week

This week, I managed to get no further than one minute and 25 seconds into this week’s episode of This Week (is that enough “this weeks”?), before Andrew Neil had me back on the BBC’s complaints site.

I wrote to my MP to ask her to support my views in a parliamentary debate, her response was to tell me I was wrong and she didn’t even attend the debate

(Update: It turns out she also didn’t bother to actually write a letter to me either, see the bottom of the post.) For a multitude of reasons, I support proportional representation (PR) systems of voting. The UK currently operates a first-past-the-post (FPTP) system of voting. This means that almost every Government in power in the […]

A Green perspective on the Copeland by-election, and a rallying cry for a better electoral system

Last Thursday, history was made as the Conservatives took the Copeland parliamentary seat from the Labour Party. The seat had been held by Labour for 82 years, and it’s the first time a governing party has won a seat from the opposition in a by-election since 1982. And as the Conservatives have been proudly touting, […]

Copeland by-election: opposing nuclear power, and voting Green, is the only rational choice

Originally published by The Ecologist on 17 February 2017. The media, and every other candidate in next week’s Copeland by-election, have fallen prey to the nuclear industry’s mighty PR machine by backing the planned Moorside nuclear mega-project just next to the Sellafield site. Trying to set the story straight is an uphill struggle, and can […]

Why there is no progressive alliance in Copeland

Published on Left Foot Forward on Thursday 2 February 2017. This is the unabridged version! On Friday 13 January, the Green Party announced that it would be standing a candidate in the Copeland by-election. A decision had been reached by the local party in Copeland at its AGM the evening before. Within minutes of the […]