This Blog is a mix of political comment – on issues like Covid, the New Cold War, Climate Breakdown, Brexit and so on; and observations of local life in NW9 and – occasionally, Thurrock.

It can be navigated by clicking on the tabs to find posts on similar issues.

The chronological listings are contrastingly haphazard but could possibly be sampled to get a flavour of the times. Hope that’s useful.

Paul Atkin

Former teacher and NUT/NEU Health and Safety adviser in Islington.

Politically active in one thing or another since helping set up a branch of Friends of the Earth in Thurrock in 1971.

Currently convenes the NEU Climate Change Network and edits the Greener Jobs Alliance Newsletter, neither of which have any responsibility (or culpability) for anything written here.

portrait of the author as an old git.