Monthly Archives: August 2013


Balcombe: scaling back or scaling up? 2

Fracking company Cuadrilla has ‘scaled back’ operations at its notorious Balcombe location. So why will I nevertheless be joining the thousands of protestors this weekend outside the quiet country field that has suddenly become a site of heavy and unwelcome industry? Because ‘scaling back’ is meaningless PR wordplay. Cuadrilla has no intention of reducing the […]

Water is Life

Slave labour

Zero hours: zero news 247

Despite the general agreement in Brighton & Hove that the Argus newspaper is no friend of the Green Party, and despite my position as chair of the city’s Greens, I generally bite my tongue about individual articles I may dispute, in the interests of party-press relations. However, Monday’s Argus front page is one which goes […]