My tweets

Posted on From the Heart of Europe
Wed 15th Aug 18 - 11:00

Tue, 12:56: RT @simongerman600: Wonderful #map shows the name for the #Smurfs across Europe. The map also wins my award for best legend of the year! So... Tue, 16:05: RT @evankirstel: 🌊 🏄 Dude! > #Brazil's Rodrigo Koxa sets record for biggest wave ever surfed #SundayMorning #surfer Tue, 17:28: From the @UlsterMuseum collection: practical consequences of a customs border in Ireland. #Brexit Tue, 20:48: RT @DmitryOpines: 1/ Over the last few weeks, myself, @JasonJHunter and others have laid out the regulatory disruptions UK-EU trade will fa... Tue, 22:35: Doctor Who Files: 7) The Daleks, 8) The Cybermen, 12) ... (more)

Greenhouse Effect - Global Carbon Trading

Posted by Tahir Maher on Liberal Democrat Voice
Wed 15th Aug 18 - 10:45

In 2005 the EU established a cap for carbon emissions and trade program. This cap set a limit on the CO2 industry and utilities could emit. The cap is to reduce the greenhouse gases that cause global warming. A low cap will cost business, and a high one will have little impact reducing global warming. In 2017 the cap was 1.7 per cent annually that would reduce emissions by 43 per cent by 2030. In the EU carbon targets affect 11,000 energy and industrial plants. With the trade program, each company has an emit target and can emit what they ... (more)

Boris and the new politically-correct liberalism

Posted by David Boyle on The Real Blog
Wed 15th Aug 18 - 10:28

This post was first published on the Radix blog... Heaven knows, I am no supporter of Boris Johnson, but I wonder whether there may be issues - perhaps of less symbolic value - but of more importance than what he meant, or didn't mean, about burkas. This is not actually a post about either of them. It is about the widening gulf between what is symbolic in politics and what is genuinely important because it will affect people's lives. The political left has always revelled in the importance of symbol. That is because they regard themselves as outsiders. The political ... (more)

Welsh UKIP leader storms out of interview after robust questioning

Posted by Peter Black on Peter Black
Wed 15th Aug 18 - 09:08

It is some time since a senior politician stormed out of an interview with a reputable journalist. It is not the sort of thing I expect to happen on the BBC anymore, following their peculiar redefinition of balance, which seeks to reclassify facts as opinions and places good journalists in the impossible position of trying not to offend anybody. Kudos then to Wales on Line journalist, Ruth Mosalski for her robust and challenging interview with the new Welsh UKIP leader, Gareth Bennett, in which she sought to have him justify some of his more controversial views. The full interview is ... (more)

Why Trump is right on Erdogan's Turkey

Posted by Renaud Girard on Radix
Wed 15th Aug 18 - 09:06

After failing to obtain the release of an American pastor unjustly imprisoned for twenty-two months in Turkey, the Trump administration imposed sanctions against the Islamic-nationalist government of President Reccep Erdogan. Andrew Brunson is a married pastor and father of three who for more than two decades had been calmly building a very small Protestant community [...] The post Why Trump is right on Erdogan's Turkey appeared first on Radix. (more)

Boris's Burka Bashing - Morally Malevolent

Posted by Tahir Maher on Liberal Democrat Voice
Wed 15th Aug 18 - 07:28

A while back my wife decided that she would start to wear the hijab. She never discussed this with me nor did I have any indication she wanted to wear one. She felt that as part of her spiritual journey that she should wear one. I was a bit surprised, but it was her choice. She wore the hijab for about three years and then decided to stop wearing it. Again, she didn't discuss it with me and made her own choice (this time I was a bit annoyed - as I feared she might have stopped wearing it because ... (more)

Liverpool 2 – A busier port means yet more traffic on A5036 & a road through Rimrose Valley Country Park!

Posted by Cllr. Tony Robertson on Sefton Focus
Wed 15th Aug 18 - 07:25

Seaforth Docks seen from the Mersey with work going on to construct the river berth for Post-Panamax ships in August 2015. There is every danger that I'll do this subject to death but the fact remains that building the new river berth at the Port of Liverpool well before the transport infrastructure to cope with the increased freight traffic was put in place was at best a very odd idea. The Liverpool Echo has the story of the new river berth's progress towards bringing in more and bigger ships to the port on its web site – see link below:- ... (more)


Posted by Alisdair Gibbs-Barton on Alisdair Gibbs-Barton
Wed 15th Aug 18 - 07:01

As the story about "the conference" in Tunis unfolds it is necessary for me to clear the air. I have been to Tunisia, and specifically to Tunis I did not attend any conferences or attend any memorial services It was in ( about ) 1995 It was a family holiday based in Nabeul I visited Carthage I hope that helps clarify things [/irony] (more)

Temporary Traffic Order - All Under One Banner

From the City Council : Dundee City Council proposes to make an Order under Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 for the purpose of facilitating the All Under One Banner parade travelling through Dundee. The Order is expected to be in force for one day on 18 August 2018. Its maximum duration in terms of the Act is eighteen months. The effect of the Order will be to prohibit temporarily all vehicular from 1230 hours in (1) Arbroath Road from Dalkeith Road to Albert Street, (2) Princes Street from Arbroath Road to King Street, (3) King Street ... (more)

Volunteering Opportunities Prestwich Hospital

Posted by prestwichfocus on Tim Pickstone
Wed 15th Aug 18 - 05:47

As part of their celebration of the 70th birthday of the NHS, Prestwich Hospital are holding a volunteer recruitment day on 31 August 2018. They are looking for Volunteers for our inpatient services at Prestwich Hospital. This includes our adult secure services, young people's services, deaf service and substance misuse service. Pop in on Friday 31st August between 2pm and 7pm The Curve Prestwich Hospital, Bury New Road Prestwich If you can't make this date, please contact Noreen McCole on 0161 271 0294 to arrange a more suitable time. (more)