Author Archives: Stuart Smith

The Song Rising – Samantha Shannon

The Song Rising by Samantha Shannon My rating: 4 of 5 stars I found this book to move at a faster pace then the previous two in the series. Paige’s character has progressed with each book. There is a lot … Continue reading

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UK Elections Bill – Pros and Cons

The recently published Elections Bill in the UK Parliament is an attempt to rig our electoral system to favour the Conservative & Unionist Party. It will makes changes to the administration and conduct of elections with the stated aim of … Continue reading

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Net Zero is Greenwash – Don’t be Fooled

There is a lot of talk these days from people advocating we should be trying to achieve Net Zero carbon emissions as soon as possible to stop the planet heating up even further. However most of this is greenwash, it’s … Continue reading

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UK Government Failing to engage with a “Global Britain”

International affairs are framed as a choice between a country and the rest of the world. This is Nonsense. Diplomatic failures to resolve problems over many years have created real challenges: of low wages; economic decline; environmental damage and political … Continue reading

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The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon

The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon My rating: 3 of 5 stars The story picks up immediately after the first one finished. Paige Mahoney escaped her imprisonment in the Sheol prison camp, under cruel Rephaim leadership, only to return to … Continue reading

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