Daily Archives: March 23, 2008

Dreaming of a White Easter

On Easter Saturday, I watched Channel 4’s block-buster movie, “The Day After Tomorrow”.  It’s a disaster movie.  The central conceit of the film is that global warming causes melting of the Arctic ice-cap.  This reduces the salinity of the northern … Continue reading

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A new threat to democracy

The leader of Scotland’s Catholics, Cardinal Keith O’Brien, is shocked at the government’s proposals for stem-cell research.  I am shocked that a representative of a religious group — even one so ancient and prestigious as the Catholic Church — should … Continue reading

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Could Jim Knight have a point?

Forgive me for returning to the subject of education, but it seems to be the flavour of the moment, what with the NUT Conference and all.  And poor Schools Minister Jim Knight has called down universal condemnation and outrage by … Continue reading

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