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What we have seen Is this a metaphor? Local Sainsbury’s. Most aisles with empty shelves – another BREXIT win!   These two Tweets are right next to each other A small study of comparative pub-messaging War Inna Babylon – exhibition... More…
Learning to Live With the COVID Virus and Extreme Inequality

Learning to Live With the COVID Virus and Extreme Inequality

Used over a year ago by right-wing commentator John Redwood to denote a new modus vivendi for global capitalism, ‘learning to live with the virus’ has been an idée fixe of the Johnson government for the last few months. Its... More…
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What we have seen (‘freedom day’* special) Optimistic? Perranporth Beach – quiet evening  For some ‘freedom day’ was freedom to get pinged (like half the UK) Freedom to drink beer Or not ‘Freedom day’ Jaws meme via Twitter What we... More…
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What we have seen Someone is now worried! Another ‘scamdemic’ warning targeting dogs! Empty shops of the High Street, post-COVID Green transport Apparently… glad someone tried to remove it! What we are watching/listening to  Vaccine: The Human Story – A... More…
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What we have seen   Sticker seen in Liverpool Liverpool graffiti ‘Free art. That’s peace.’ Public art outside vaccination centre (Sweden) Get tested because you care about others! Lots to read while entering the UK, and none of it at all... More…
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What we have seen Seen in a men’s pub toilet.  An intriguing admonition to “use responsibly”.  Also claims that it contains ‘human pheromones’ – isn’t that just sweat? Are they selling sachets of sweat to men for £2? Colchester Stadium... More…
Cycling is ten times more important than electric cars for reaching net-zero cities

Cycling is ten times more important than electric cars for reaching net-zero cities

Globally, only one in 50 new cars were fully electric in 2020, and one in 14 in the UK. Sounds impressive, but even if all new cars were electric now, it would still take 15-20 years to replace the world’s... More…
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What we Have Seen Lockdown having an interesting impact on one of our editors and companion animal New regulations from the public health agency of Sweden – a maximum of one person per table in food courts Covid-19 info in ten... More…
Race commission report: the rights and wrongs

Race commission report: the rights and wrongs

Confusion and outrage greeted the UK government’s Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities report. As opponents grapple with some of the more alarming findings, such as its assertion that there is little evidence of institutional racism in the UK, critiques and... More…
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What we have seen COVID Vaccine Centre Cinemas are places of collective joy, of a community of strangers coming together to enjoy the spectacle. It’s so sad when they shut. Quaintly old school message! Dogs hate lockdown as well Even... More…
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What we have seen Poster in public toilet – there’s nothing that says “Christmas” like anti-terrorist vigilance! Nice to worry about something else for a change, I suppose. Government messages about COVID getting more and more confusing N22 Lockdown: Faith,... More…
The Worst of 2020 - The Year of COVID-19

The Worst of 2020 – The Year of COVID-19

The year 2020 has been pretty wild. After the Tory landslide victory in the 2019 general election, we knew that 2020 would be bad, but little did we know how bad.  In January the first reports began to circulate of... More…