The more I look into climate change action the more I realise this is a tremendously complex process involving most countries and essentially a process where politics rules. Dominating the whole process are a number of factors, the chief of which could be said to be the science of climate change, the actions needed for… Continue reading Climate Change Action Funding
The draft Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2018 was debated by the Commons on 5 February. The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (Kit Malthouse) confirmed the commitment to the triple lock guarantee for the duration of the present parliament allowing a 3% increase in the state pension. This takes it to £125.95… Continue reading Expatriate British Pensions Update February 2018
As noted in my May blog on this the UK All Party Parliamentary Group on Frozen British Pensions ceased to exist when Parliament was dissolved on 3 May. Subsequent to the election it has been re-formed and met for the first time on 18 July. Once again it reflects an all party interest with Sir… Continue reading Expatriate British Pensions Update July 2017
The 20 April House of Commons debate raised many of the points Sir Roger Gale and his All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) have so ably made in the past and the unfreezing of the relevant pensions was supported by various MPs from all parties. Many examples of individual hardship were mentioned together with the apparent… Continue reading Expatriate British Pensions Update May 2017
I can’t get this quote out of my head currently: “As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last and the White House will be adorned… Continue reading Snippets #1
There has been wall to wall commentary on both Trump and Zuma but very little on the similarities between the two (though since starting to look at this I have seen that Eusebius McKaiser has come in for some strident criticisms over related remarks which I did not see). The similarities are quite striking though.… Continue reading Trump, a Zuma clone?