Category Archives: Blog

OBAMA’S CAIRO SPEECH

Last Thursday I went to the US Embassy as invited guest to listen to Barack Obama’s Cairo address. And I came out mightily impressed by the depth and scope of…

WE CAME, WE SAW, WE SURRENDERED

Having returned from the Champions League final in Rome, l won’t dwell on the football too much, just to say that we didn’t seem to know how to respond after…

MAYOR AND DEFRA SET FOR AIR QUALITY SHOWDOWN

During the same week that London Mayor Boris Johnson celebrated his first anniversary at City Hall, a report from the environment committee of the London Assembly, appropriately entitled Every Breath…

THE KILLING OF KELSO COCHRANE

This weekend marked the 50th anniversary of the murder of Kelso Cochrane. Two commemorative events were held, an unofficial one at Kelso’s graveside in Kensal Green Cemetery and the other…

LOW CARBON ECONOMY: THE NEW HOLY GRAIL

The creation of a “low carbon” economy that will provide jobs and clean up industry is now a crucial policy objective for countries trying to spend their way out of…