Greenwashing gas and nuclear

Toby Abse unpicks the European Union’s shocking new ‘taxonomy’ of fuels that ignores science and undermines the bloc’s own climate rhetoric LAST year’s climate change summit Cop26 left us with the impression that, although India, China and Russia were still trying to minimise the urgency of global heating, the EU was at least nominally committed toContinue reading “Greenwashing gas and nuclear”

Will Brexit break Britain?

By Malcolm Christie The United Kingdom is a multinational state, comprising England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland – the ‘awesome foursome’, according to Boris Johnson. Yet the UK is becoming disunited as a result of Brexit and covid-19. Unionism is under threat. Just as it wriggles free from the EU’s grip, the UK is lockedContinue reading “Will Brexit break Britain?”

Deal or no deal?

By Malcolm Christie The United Kingdom’s chaotic exit from the European Union is back in the headlines as the clock ticks down towards the end of the transition period. No wonder first-time Conservative voters in Labour’s former ‘red wall’ seats are scratching their heads. A year ago, Boris Johnson promised a weary public that hisContinue reading “Deal or no deal?”