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Europe, nationalism and who we are

The debate is hotting up. Or at least, the Prime Minister is. Will Britain vote to leave the European Union at the forthcoming referendum? Are we choosing between two lousy options, as Yanis Varoufakis argues? I for one am much … Continue reading

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The philosophy of Green politics

On 27th January I gave a talk to Liverpool Green Party on the philosophy of Green Party politics. The full text is here . This post aims to summarise the main ways it differs from today’s dominant left-right debate. One … Continue reading

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Lying, governing and colluding

‘If you are suggesting every MP who has never quite told the truth or even told a brazen lie [should quit Parliament], including cabinet ministers, including prime ministers, we would clear out the House of Commons very fast’, said Sir … Continue reading

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The State We’re In: is God the problem or the answer?

I’ve just posted here the text of the talk I gave at St Brides Liverpool on 23rd March. It’s over 4,000 words long, so I haven’t included it as a blog post. It’s an argument for believing in God as … Continue reading

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Political debate needs an alternative voice

What a turnaround – Prime Minister David Cameron supporting the Green Party! Ofcom, the broadcast regulator, has recommended that the Green Party should not qualify for ‘major party’ status. This means it should be omitted from the pre-election debates and … Continue reading

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Aimless talk about immigration

We’ve just had another bout of political shadow boxing about immigrants. It tells us more about the superficiality of politicians than about immigration. UKIP makes populist demands, the Conservatives do all they can to match them, and Labour struggles to … Continue reading

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