Monthly Archives: May 2013

It was no lesser authority than Kenny Rogers who revealed in his 1978 country classic that ‘Every gambler knows; the secret to surviving is knowing what to throw away and knowing what to keep’.   It is a logic that has been whispered around card tables and hollered at barn dances from Kent to Kentucky ever since.  But today saw perhaps its most unusual application to date.  Forget the precautionary principle or sustainable… Read More

There is a whisper circulating around Westminster that Nick Clegg wants an opportunity to replace Danny Alexander with Ed Davey in the ‘quad’ that settles key coalition policy.   If it happens it would freshen up the central coalition team, dispel any Lib Dem fears of a double agent (Alexander) in the heart of government, and provide a direct challenge to George Osborne’s anti-green agenda.   In short, it’s a good idea. The timing… Read More

You don’t need to buy The Daily Mail to get hold of the priceless banter on its opinion pages;  it shouts abuse at you across the newsagent; it bellows out bile from petrol station forecourts; it downloads its distress onto your smartphone.  It’s an addictive dose of comedy, parody and parallel reality.   One editorial column caught my eye recently, included the following line: ‘in the depths of this rapidly worsening economic crisis……this…….. Read More

Here’s a recipe for a May bank holiday treat you won’t find on Masterchef: 1.  Take one converted barn, add a clutch of angelic children, and a sprinkle of doting grandparents. 2.  Stir in a surprise birthday, a formidable quantity of wine and bake in unseasonal warm weather. 3. Allow to cool then serve with the incendiary secret ingredient – a flambee of wind power banter. Nothing, it seems, gets the party… Read More

Congratulations to Tidal Energy & Eco2! £1.6M funding provision for Wales’ first full-scale tidal energy generator http://t.co/O0I6znbHDP (https://twitter.com/TidalEnergyLtd/status/329569885644529666) Get the official Twitter app at https://twitter.com/download