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Coming back off a writing sabbatical…

Regular readers will have noticed that I’ve taken a little bit of time off this year from blogging, as I’ve had work and family commitments taking a fair bit of my time.  Happily, I’m pleased to say that I should be reversing that trend, with my first piece for a while published later this week…

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Green business as usual? Ain’t gonna cut it

In the time that I’ve been writing Green Politics: Sustainable Futures, I’ve worked very hard to try and find a writing voice that remains positive and optimistic, while gently encouraging the Green Party to professionalise and speak more directly to the modern electorate. Honestly, there are times in the last few months when this has…

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Thatcher’s last act: the coarsening of political discourse

The dust is not likely to settle over the legacy of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher until well after her funeral has passed into memory. For a coalition Government languishing in the doldrums of public affection, her death has focused minds on rehabilitating her record in office, knowing that her successful reputation is becoming paramount…