When the Conservatives won a majority in the 2015 election, many Tory voters believed that they would at long last see some genuine conservative policies being implemented – like lower taxes and cuts in public spending. 524 more words
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Well it had to happen sooner or later but it has recently been announced that the UK is funding elderly care in China.
China is a country with a nuclear industry, a space industry and one of the largest economies in the world and yet we are funding the care of their elderly. 484 more words
For a few years I’ve followed the work of Peter Singer and others who promote Effective Altruism – the idea that we have a moral obligation to give resources to good causes, and that we must do so in the most effective way possible (not just based on organisations with the best marketing or personal resonance). 675 more words
George Monbiot – the environment commentator – wrote a recent cri de coeur on the failure of the media – by which I think he meant most mainstream outlets – to give sufficient coverage to climate change, despite the tumbling of global temperature records and accompanying floods and droughts that are hitting people all over the world. 767 more words