Monthly Archives: November 2013

How Green Was My Valley

For most of us, climate change conferences seem typically to involve little more than hot air, so the UN Climate Conference (COP 19) taking place in Warsaw these last two weeks might have been expected to offer simply more of … Continue reading

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The Mistake

As the Trojans found to their cost: beware of Greeks bearing gifts. And in a similar vein: beware of politicians bearing apologies, especially when it is not really an apology. These thoughts were prompted by Jack Straw’s statement that allowing … Continue reading

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Death Race

Last week’s long weekend saw the traditional annual mass movement of Poles as families marked All Saints’ Day (which fell on a Friday) by the traditional pilgrimage to their relatives’ graves throughout the country. All Saints’ Day is a public … Continue reading

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