Category Archives: Activism

Only Corbyn can save the Left

Labour go into this election with the dice stacked against Corbyn, as the Tories intended. But here’s the thing – he’s only an election liability *if* you believe he can win. But in fact everyone – surely even the man … Continue reading

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‘Stretched resources’ applies to parliamentarians, too…

I listened to a sad story on BBCR4 today this morning – a grieving mother can’t bury her daughter, murdered, because there’s no body – in years of searching none has been found. The killer isn’t co-operating (they don’t have … Continue reading

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Science and (small) business

Over the last 10-20 years there’s been a revolution in academic science (or should that be ‘coup’?) where many aspects of the job have been professionalised and formalised, especially project management but management in general. This generally includes tools like … Continue reading

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Making progress down the road

Too many laws and customs of driving make speed more important than safety, from the driving instructors’ “make good progress down the road” (e.g. “hurry the fuck up”, which most drivers internalise as “drive at least as fast as the … Continue reading

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Labour’s Corbyn election – ten thoughts.

Riiiight so both Corbyn and Angela Eagle can run for Labour Leader, so the election’s on. Labour’s turn to agonise about runners, riders, the gap between party members, the MPs who they volunteer for, and the public who might (or … Continue reading

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On schools testing

Schools testing has been in the news again recently… are SATS etc useful objective measures of a school’s performance? Or do they add unnecessary stress and bureaucracy? Well I think we can all agree more objectivity and less stress are … Continue reading

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An appalling, terrible, borderline-criminal proposal from Westminster Council

I’ve just seen the proposal from Westminster Council on a section of the Quietway Grid in their patch from Covent Garden to Waterloo Bridge. A patch, lest we forget that’s used by a lot of bikes: I’m really pushed for time … Continue reading

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Camberwell Green consultation closing – reject these plans!

(Reposted from SouthwarkCyclists.org.uk…) Southwark Council propose expensive and disruptive alterations to Camberwell Green junction and area. The plans are terrible. Southwark Cyclists have thoroughly examined their proposal with expert advice and we have decided to formally reject these plans.    Please respond to the … Continue reading

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In support of… taxis

Here’s where I’m coming from with this one. Let me say it simply: More regular cyclists means lower private car ownership, less congestion for taxis to deal with, and more non-car-owners taking taxi trips. OK, now for the detailed bit… … Continue reading

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Progressives’ Club

I want to go to a club, clubnight, event or gathering for people in Camberwell and Peckham who believe social, political and environmental progress is possible, and want to work for it. What do you think? Tweet this Digg Post … Continue reading

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