Month: February 2019

Politics: Free for all markets

There has been for many decades now a blind belief in the “free market” as the way ahead. The simple lesson of history is that markets are inherently unstable and only work where they are controlled by regulation.

Environment: Our house is on fire

Greta Thunberg sums the situation up. It is one of the most articulate pleas for action and for common-sense to prevail that I have heard from anyone. She is 16. In the UK she would not have a vote!

South Hams: SHDC

Local Councils are being given increasing autonomy by central government and while this may be a good thing in principle it can only bring real benefit if a council conducts its affairs in an open, inclusive and transparent way. If it does, there is a real opportunity for local democracy to flourish and for communities … read more

South Hams: Social Housing Overview

Social Housing is a complex subject. This post is just a very short introduction with particular reference to the circumstances of South Hams.