Sir David Attenborough shared an important message about the planet ahead of his latest series.
Adam Ramsay“Humans” are to blame for environmental collapse says the most travelled human being ever. Not “capitalism”, or “the super-rich”. “humans”. Attenborough is allowed to be heard because he never challenges the people & systems which cause the crisis
Adam RamsayMy good friend and comrade @AnthonyBarnett is having open heart surgery this week. He writes: "It’s a departure lounge from which one in forty flights do not make it to their destination. I fully hope to make it to mine." - love, luck and health, Anthony.
To understand the British public school system, or certainly, the part of it in which I spent my teenage years, it is crucial to get your head around three things. …
Adam RamsayI went to a private school - a posh boarding school in fact. The most important thing I learnt there is that they exist to entrench ruling class solidarity. We can’t have a just country until we abolish them
Britain's now former international development minister sits in the centre of the UK's dark money-funded think tank-lobbying industrial complex
Adam RamsayPriti Patel - a former lobbyists for British Tobacco and the murderous government of Bahrain - was forced to resign in 2017 because she’d effectively continued to act as a lobbyists while in office. If she becomes Home Secretary, expect more of the same
Police officer, previously linked to Stephen Lawrence spying controversy, accuses non-violent environmental group of wanting to “break up democracy”.
Adam Ramsay@ExtinctionR I think dark money funded think tanks and police officers spying on bereaved activists are a much greater threat to democracy than non-violent protesters
Adam RamsayI asked Policy Exchange who paid for their report yesterday calling @ExtinctionR "extremists". They wouldn't tell me. So I asked Shell, BP and Exxon if they did fund the think tank. They didn't deny it
Adam RamsaySeriously, imagine if you retired from the Met amidst controversy about under-cover spying on activists, got paid dark money to write a report, and used it to say on national radio that the real threat to our democracy is peaceful eco-protesters
There are two stories about Jeremy Hunt. The nice, sensible guy whose only mistake was upsetting the junior doctors. And then, there’s the real story.
Adam RamsayThroughout Hunt’s tenure as Health Secretary, @carolinejmolloy did the work that so many journalists failed to: She actually investigated what was happening to the NHS. Make yourself a tea, and give her answer a read. It should end Jeremy Hunt’s career
Boris Johnson was the face of a political campaign (Vote Leave) that broke the law and was referred to the police for possible criminal charges.
This is far from the only instance of political parties or campaigns breaking the rules by spending...
Adam RamsayBoris led a campaign which broke electoral law, yet stands on the brink of becoming PM: it's time to give the watchdog of our democracy real teeth. Sign our petition to give the electoral commission the powers it needs to stop big money drowning democracy
Does Media Coverage Drive Public Support for UKIP or Does Public Support for UKIP Drive Media Coverage? - Justin Murphy, Daniel Devine
Adam RamsayAs the BBC fawns over Farage again, it's always worth remembering that there's hard academic evidence that UKIP support was driven by (rather than the driver of) their wall-to-wall media coverage
The events of 30 January 1972 in Northern Ireland weren’t an aberration. Britain has been in the business of killing dissenters across its former empire for decades.
Adam RamsayBloody Sunday wasn’t an aberration. Britain has been killing dissenters across its former empire for decades: opendemocracy.net/en/opendemocra… - me, on the man who unites the Mau Mau and the people of Free Derry.