Lost Cambridge

For those of you interested in Cambridge’s local history…

I run the local history project Lost Cambridge.

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“If you tolerate this, then your children will be next” sang the Manic Street Preachers in 1998

So when I saw the headline about further cuts to school budgets, I was reminded of the song. For those of you who need a reminder about the state of the present UK Government, here’s a Not-Safe-For-Work (NSFW) reminder from Juice Media. This was on the back of the markets punishing the UK economy overContinue reading ““If you tolerate this, then your children will be next” sang the Manic Street Preachers in 1998″

The Green Party Conference 2022 – the co-leaders’ speeches

…and a missed opportunity to live-stream the speeches by the young green party leaders TL/DR: Watch the joint speech by the Greens’ co-leaders here, and with future events ensure Ever since I left the civil service in 2011 I started going to lots of local and London-based public policy events like the proverbial celebrity whoContinue reading “The Green Party Conference 2022 – the co-leaders’ speeches”

Prime Minister Liz Truss vs BBC Local Radio presenters. And a comment from Emily Maitlis

It made a change from big names interviewing “The Minister for The Today Programme on BBC Radio 4”. Browse through this thread for highlights. Or alternatively listen to all of them all of the way through. It was that excruciating. The lack of public statements in recent days as the financial markets punished the UKContinue reading “Prime Minister Liz Truss vs BBC Local Radio presenters. And a comment from Emily Maitlis”

Consultation on a Cambridge Congestion Charge, and a new walking & cycling plan

Slightly loaded question given the huge opposition to it – and that is in the face of the Stagecoach shambles. Also, the County Council publishes its cycling and walking infrastructure plan (See item 8 here – and compare it with Oslo here) Above – the Cambridge Independent leading with the opposition to bus cuts –Continue reading “Consultation on a Cambridge Congestion Charge, and a new walking & cycling plan”

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