Month: Jan 2019

Why the fuss about Turkey’s relationship with EU and Britain or anywhere else

For the sake of the country, Boris Johnson should resign from politics and go and run a West End Theatre. he has the charisma, he can lie on stage and he will be (eventually) adored for it if successful. Sadly I think the wealth…

DICATS update – quite long

We will have a confirmed provisional schedule hopefully available by end of next week. I am not on the submission review subcommittee because I’m not an art therapist so I don’t know what has been approved or not. It looks like we will have…

“I believe imaginative tolerance to be among the foremost virtues of a civilised mind”

Brilliant from the brilliant Aneurin Bevan, very appropriate for Brexit / EU debates where twitter yelling is often the norm (as opposed to pubs where people used to do this in person)

European Alternatives – when two tribes go to war

I went to an Another Europe event in autumn even though there was the inevitable anti-Russia stuff present. There were some good examples from Turkish presentations and a really interesting Italian former minister who spoke about the US pressure on European countries not to…

Walthamstow Wetlands – East London

Using RSS and Twitter to highlight Russian climate scientists research

One of the earliest international Russian climatologists was Mikhail Ivanovich Budyko who started studying climate science in 1942, the WMO claim that he was the first to warn the humankind of the unavoidable nature of global climate change resulting from industrial activities. Mikhail Budyko’s…

Good news – Russia introduces legal ban on animal cruelty

As reported last week, now on Rapsi – in English and includes A person can’t get rid of an animal in an arbitrary manner for it must be transferred either to a new owner or an animal shelter.   Animals can’t be slayed under…

Cambridge

On a punt heading past some of the colleges and Russian borscht from last night