July 31st, 2015

Fantasy football – how green could the beautiful game be?

by Martine Kurth

 

On Sunday the new football season kicks off, and my husband and I will be tuning in for the traditional curtain raiser, the Community Shield. But while Matthias will be focused on whether his beloved Arsenal can get one over on Chelsea, it won’t just be the goals that are at the forefront of my mind.

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May 5th, 2015

Giving Greens the blues? The Conservative manifesto

by Martine Kurth

 

You can tell a lot about what matters to a party from what its manifesto addresses first and in most depth. The Conservative manifesto for the 2015 General Election focuses on giving a fairer deal to much-mentioned ‘hard working families’. The NHS, childcare, home-ownership, tax, welfare, and pensions feature strongly. The environment gets two pages, with a further two on energy and climate change, starting from p54 of the 80 page document.

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