Green in Government

Under Ed Davey's determined stewardship in the department of energy, somewhat to the consternation of conservatives such as Michael Fallon and George Osborne, there has been massive investment in renewables: Electricity generation from renewable sources has doubled since 2010 and now supplies 15% of the UK’s electricity. The average annual investment in renewables has more than … Continue reading Green in Government

Britain is a Better Place

 Sharing a drink with Albert Tillen, at The Red House in Newbury    This seems like the ideal time to share my favourite list - Liberal Democrat policies included in our 2010 Manifesto, which have been delivered by our team in Government. The list includes some of the most socially democratic policies this country has … Continue reading Britain is a Better Place

Speech: 3% for Science

Brief summary of Judith Bunting's speech to conference, September 2012   I am here to support Julian Huppert's campaign to ring fence the science budget and for a 3% above inflation increase for the next 15 years. That this proposed increase seems large, goes to show how low research funding in the UK is right now. It … Continue reading Speech: 3% for Science