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The Common Sense Diet

There have been so many diets over the years but now I offer you the Common Sense Diet. It's simple, easy and painless, and you won't have to give up any of your favourite foods.

If you're like the lady in the picture, it may be just too late for the Common Sense Diet. But if you've just been finding you need to let out your belt a notch or two, now is the time to try it out.


The Elephant In the Room

World populationThere is no doubt that Planet Earth is facing some pretty serious problems. We hear every day about a climate emergency, and many other woes are not that far behind: rainforest destruction, loss of habitat, melting ice-sheets, disappearing species, ocean plastics, pollution, depletion of raw materials. It’s not a very pretty picture, yet no-one dare mention the elephant in the room…



Racist? Really?

black womanThere seems to be a whole industry that has appeared dedicated to accusations of "racism" whenever any person who could possibly be perceived as "black" is criticised in any way. The latest incarnation of this trend has been in the debate over the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Apparently the only reason the British press and the British people have been critical of the Duchess of Sussex (aka Meghan Markle) is because they are all "racists". Jameela Jamil (whoever she is, but she seems to think she's important) tweeted "Dear England and English press, just say you hate her because she's black, and him for marrying a black woman and be done with it."


Talking About Climate Change

Nearly 27,000 delegates attended the COP25 Climate Change Conference in Madrid in December 2019. 27,000! By my rough calculations, the aircraft needed to convey all those representatives to Madrid churned out something like 9400 tonnes of CO2. And they achieved.... nothing.“The international community lost an important opportunity to show increased ambition on mitigation, adaptation and finance to tackle the climate crisis.” Never mind, they'll all meet again in Glasgow in 2020.


The Launch of The Daily Soapbox

The Daily SoapboxHere we have it: The Daily Soapbox. It won't actually have posts as frequent as daily, but I liked the title. Posts will come whenever I or someone else has something worthwhile to say. All visitors are free to comment on the subjects posted here, and I hope there will be lots of them. I am a passionate believer in free speech so it matters not whether you agree or disagree, Indeed it would be really good to see well-reasoned comments of why I or other contributors are wrong, but please don't descend into meaningless abuse.