After Paris, UK’s latest ‘carbon budget’ just isn’t ambitious enough

Authors: Kate Scott and Marco Sakai The UK is letting itself go over budget. Voyagerix / shutterstock A major new climate policy was announced by the UK government on June 30, almost unnoticed in the Brexit aftermath. The media’s focus on Westminster backstabbing meant the country’s latest “carbon budget”, widely heralded as unambiguously good news for the environment,…

Theresa May has clout to last as PM – if she can contain Brexit economic fallout

Written by: Matthew Francis It has become popular to assume that Theresa May, Britain’s new prime minister, has survived the wreckage of Brexit by virtue of “not being a shambles”. The thinking seems to be that May sat back while her rivals for the Conservative Party leadership eliminated themselves one-by-one. George Osborne was too closely associated…

The Nice attack and the corrosive effects of anxiety

  Representational Photo The sickening carnage in Nice has become all too familiar and seemingly impossible to counter. It is unclear exactly who carried out the attack or what their motives were at this stage. Various government ministers in France have been lining up to declare “war” on the perpetrators. But given the seemingly endless…