“Should Rishi Sunak’s recent net zero pivot be of concern?'”

Sep 27, 2023 | In the news

The answer to the headline question should be, of course, a big, fat ‘Yes!’ Of course you can, and many do, always say ‘Doesn’t matter what we do it’s China/America/Everyone Else who’s causing all the problems and making electric cars and all the electricity they use is just as harmful and even if we recycle stuff it all gets dumped in the sea in Third World countries anyway…’ Or as someone desperately hoping to be elected or reelected might say, ‘helping hard working family motorists in these difficult times is more important than some arbitrary climate change goal…’ Well, sorry, they’re all wrong. If a ship is sinking, saving just one life is a good thing. Even or especially if, to mix two things happening at the UN this week, that vessel is full of people who may or may not be refugees trying to get to a better life. I’d say.

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“The working-from-home illusion fades”

“The working-from-home illusion fades”

Are workers working from home more or less productive than those catching the 7.02am to London Bridge every day? ‘Probably sitting at home in their bleedin’ jim-jams’, said someone recently of a less-than-helpful call centre employee, the assumption being that, were they surrounded by colleagues and with a manager cracking the whip, he or she would have sorted his energy bill more efficiently.

“Apple versus the world”

Apple has just launched its first actual new product in quite a while, a virtual reality gizmo, and that is quite big news. What they do put out there is usually a big seller and makes still more big bucks.