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Roots in the Rubble

The decision to leave the EU is a disaster, but also a great opportunity for renewal Read more.

Leave Well Alone

Those who want to leave the EU refuse to make the most crushing argument against it. Here’s why. Read more.

Money’s Reach

The European Union looks thoroughly rotten – until you compare it to the alternatives. Read more.

The Zombie Doctrine

Crisis after crisis is being caused by a failed ideology. But it cannot be stopped without a coherent alternative. Read more.

Bonfire of the Verities

Academic standards go up in smoke in a wildly biased paper on burning in the British uplands. Read more.

Where I’ve Gone

I’m still alive – but keeping quiet about it. Read more.

The Lesser Evil

I am starting to hate the European Union. But I will vote to stay in. Read more.

Rigging the Market

Oil, the industry that threatens us with destruction, is being bailed out with public money Read more.

Rare Specimen

My interview, in his 90th year, with Sir David Attenborough Read more.

Mumbo-Jumbo Jets

I see the people on trial for occupying a runway at Heathrow as democratic heroes. Read more.

Scorched Earth Conservation

National park authorities inflict mass destruction on wildlife and habitats, then call it conservation Read more.

Sex Pests

Who is most responsible for high abortion rates? The religious right. Read more.

Trickle-Down Theory

How the government learnt absolutely nothing from the recent floods. Read more.

All Change

An ability to contest the circumstances of our birth is an essential element of our humanity. Read more.

Going Downhill Fast

How public money and crazy policies speed water off the land and into our homes Read more.

Sacrifice

The joints of meat that do more damage than a long-haul flight Read more.

Walk on the Wild Side

Rewilding, hillwalking and the extraordinary history of these islands. Read more.

Life and Death

The remarkable decline in violence between humans suggests that we could also restrain our violence against the planet. Read more.

Cop-Out

The COP21 climate talks in Paris were not the success that governments claim, but a disastrous failure. Read more.

A Storm of Ignorance

Censoring official advice, stripping the hills and rivers, the government ensures that disasters like the Cumbria floods will keep recurring. Read more.