Author Archives: Stuart Smith

About Stuart Smith

Live on the East Coast of Scotland with views of the Isle of May and Bass Rock out my window. Retired and giving up political activity gradually as no-one locally is interested.

Change and Transition

It’s time to move beyond economic growth when assessing economic progress. It has outlived its usefulness. We need to re-balance social, ecological and economic values. We need to promote broad welfare and inclusion instead. We are in a deep recession … Continue reading

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Build, Build Build but, more houses?

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s current mantra is to “build, build build and is attacking the planning laws in England for holding up more house building. His manifesto promised 300,000 in England but latest comments suggest only 180,000. It ignores the … Continue reading

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Vaccinate – why do it?

Every year millions of lives are saved thanks to immunisation. It is one of the most successful and cost-effective health interventions. But, nearly 20 million children world wide still go unvaccinated or under-vaccinated while in the developed world there is … Continue reading

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A wee walk around North Berwick

Thought I’d do a wee post using some photos from a walk around the town yesterday. Evening during this pandemic I’ve still gone out for my morning walk after breakfast and reading the newspaper. Yesterday I took one of my … Continue reading

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Struggling with Weight

For the last year I have been putting weight back on. It is a constant struggle. It’s not been helped by “comfort eating” after visiting my parents. More so since my mother was admitted into a care home.  It’s been … Continue reading

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