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Time to say 'farewell to fossil'?

06 June 2018

Research shows that ‘tipping points’ (or thresholds) in the Earth System, once passed, have sometimes led to rapid climate change and sudden environmental transitions. Surely the lesson to be taken from all this is that we need to leave all remaining fossil fuel reserves in the ground and, instead, move rapidly to renewable forms of energy.

Ministers, divest from Moorside now

27 May 2018

Tony Lywood's column "Ministers, invest in Moorside now" reminds me why we need the Green Party.We neither need nor can afford nuclear power.

Together on PR

07 May 2018

At last - something we CAN agree on! We agree with Bob Gill, Chair of Copeland & Workington LibDems, about the need for a voting system based on Proportional Representation, and for an elected second chamber to replace the House of Lords (Whitehaven News, 26 April).

Cameron and Clegg outside number 10

Lib Dems would prop up Tories again

15 April 2018

Roger Putnam was partially right to claim (Whitehaven News 5 April) the Green Party and the LibDems ‘advocate similar policies’. However, while some policies may seem similar...it’s over values that a fundamental difference emerges between our two parties

Your Invitation to the Divest Parliament Launch Event in Copeland

13 April 2018

You’re invited to attend the launch event of the Divest Parliament Campaign in Copeland that aims to pressure local MP Trudy Harrison to support divesting the MPs Pension Fund from fossil fuel companies and show climate leadership.

Just How Committed is 'Committed'?

11 April 2018

Roger Putnam’s letter last week (22 March), Let’s look again, makes some valid points about the likely impact of Brexit on the problems currently facing our NHS.The statement - that the ‘Lib Dems are now committed to providing the full £4 billion the NHS needs for 2018/2019’ - couldn’t be more welcome. There are worries about just how committed they really are.

Rushing into 'Open Arms'!

26 March 2018

Yet again, the organisers of Keswick’s annual literary festival, Words By The Water, have courted political controversy with one of its invited speakers. Last Friday, it was Vince Cable, who was there to launch his thriller, Open Arms which, amongst other things, deals with the ‘quest for power’.

It's Doughnut Time!

23 March 2018

A review of two books: Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st Century Economist by Kate Raworth, Random House Business, 2018 and Rainforest: Dispatches from Earth's Most Vital Frontlines by Tony Juniper, Profile Books, 2018

Response to the Conservative Party revised Nuclear Policy

20 March 2018

This news item is our response to the UK Government updated National Policy Statement for new nuclear above 1GW post 2025: siting criteria and process.

Keep Cumbrian Coal in the Hole

URGENT REQUEST Object to West Cumbria Mining Planning Application Now!

14 February 2018

This is an URGENT REQUEST from Radiation Free Lakeland, on behalf of the Keep Cumbrian Coal in the Hole campaign,for people to make objections to West Cumbria Mining’s application to develop the UK’s first deep-sea coal mine for 30 years - just off St. Bees!! In other words, just a short distance away from Sellafield!!

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