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David Cameron has said today he would require any Prime Minister who was ‘unelected’ to face a General Election within 6 months of taking over.  He is of course referring to the fact that Gordon Brown was an ‘unelected’ Prime Minister.  But I thought we had a Prime Minister not a President. Much as I […]

There is now an argument between the parties about CCTV cameras.  Whatever next!  And along with the cameras they are arguing about ‘Broken Britain’. The trouble is that all the parties operate in a strange world where they constantly compare recent figures using only those (often incorrect anyway) that support their cause.  It is almost […]

Just how overpopulated are we? – At our current rates of consumption the UK’s sustainable population simply based on land is just 21.8M, but when we take other factors into account it is even lower. We are at least 3 times overpopulated already – - – -

Of course the comparison here will be with a true democracy, not with what we have, but what would Proportional Representation mean to us now? Our ‘democracy’ allows each of us to vote for the person to represent us in Parliament, and while this person may be a member of a Political Party they can […]

The First of a Series on Climate Change Part 1 There is so much discussion on this subject, and so much of it is contradictory, that it is easy to feel overwhelmed – but hopefully not here. To get the answer wrong would be dreadful. If it is happening and we do nothing – disaster. […]

Part 2 of the Climate Series The ‘tipping point’ is reached when climate runs away with itself because the temperature has moved above where it has historically been. No matter what action we then took – our climate would change all by itself hugely and fast.  It would be climate mayhem. Those negotiating at Copenhagen […]

POLITICS Along with reading the Blogs and White Papers on this subject it is important that I declare my political views and any allegiances I have, which is easy. I have none at all, and will not have.  To be aligned with any political party is to remove my independence in this and other matters, […]

DEMOCRACY – WHAT DEMOCRACY? The voting system currently in force means the Conservatives need to get 6% more of the vote than the Labour party to have the same number of MP’s.  Doesn’t seem to be very democratic does it?  So everybody is discussing what happens if nobody wins enough to form a government, which […]

DEMOCRACY – WHAT DEMOCRACY? I will suggest this first public debate demonstrated a lot, and many things the media don’t seem to be picking up on, but mostly how awful our political system is.  When these debates are finished we will look at how effectively they have informed us what each party will do against […]

This blog is not comparing makes of burners but compares the two primary types of wood burners – the normal one and the room sealed products.  Those who sell non room sealed will not normally make the distinction unless you ask. The Normal Wood Burner This type of stove simply burns the wood in a […]