Tag Archives: Watermelons

There is no New World Order conspiracy

This post was therefore not published yesterday (i.e. International Workers’ Day). Since publishing my book, I have been contacted by a number of academics in a variety of countries who are doing – or have done – research into climate … Continue reading

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World’s biggest watermelon found in Washington DC

No doubt, this is what James Delingpole would say but, yet again, he would be wrong… For those not quite with me on this, Delingpole has written two versions of a reality-deficient book, Watermelons, in which he massages the consciences … Continue reading

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The Greatest Lie Ever Told

Apart from a hat-tip in the direction of one of the most epic films ever made (i.e. The Greatest Story Ever Told [1965]), and my wishing all readers a Happy Easter (or to be entirely politically-correct, a ‘joyous Spring Equinox … Continue reading

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Another open letter to James Delingpole

James Delingpole is almost as difficult to engage in debate as Lord Monckton; but not quite – at least I have had several exchanges of emails with Monckton. His Lordship may be equally as fond of facile sarcasm but at … Continue reading

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Green politics in a nutshell

Green politics is not seeking worldwide Socialist government. Sure, social justice is common to both (hence people like James Delingpole can write stupid books like Watermelons) but, Green politics is also about promoting grassroots democracy and the empowerment of the … Continue reading

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A letter to the (right-wing) Editors

A transcript of my recent email to the Editors of the Daily Express, Daily Mail and Daily Telegraph newspapers here in the UK… Dear [x], Please don’t let your newspaper become anachronistic Please forgive the unsolicited email, which I hope … Continue reading

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Graham Stringer MP is no Watermelon

In my recent posts, I examined Roger Scruton’s timely reminder that it is no accident that Conservatism and conservation sound so similar; Marcel Wissenburg’s attempt to claim that Liberalism is not the evil genius behind our environmental crisis; and Mary … Continue reading

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The ecological challenge for Socialism

A Review of ‘Socialism’ by Mary Mellor, in Dobson, A. and Eckersley, R. (2006), Political Theory and the Ecological Challenge (pp.35-50), Cambridge: CUP. In the first two chapters of Political Theory and the Ecological Challenge, the contributing authors, Roger Scruton … Continue reading

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Climate Change – It’s an Inside Job

The climate change angle can wait; as I want to tackle the ongoing financial crisis first… I have just gotten round to watching a DVD of the award-winning 2010 documentary, Inside Job, brilliantly narrated by Matt Damon, which tells the … Continue reading

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My latest plea to James Delingpole

Dear James, As promised, I have published my review of Watermelons on Amazon. Notwithstanding the forthcoming addition to your Coward franchise, can I implore you, please, to read stuff like Prof. Peter Sale’s new book, “Our Dying Planet“, before considering … Continue reading

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