Linkedin: How UK Conservatives can win by leading the shift to clean energy and transportation

In 1911 Winston Churchill, the new First Lord of the Admiralty began to switch the Navy’s most powerful battleships from coal to oil power. He did so in the face of withering scepticism from the naval establishment. Just a few years before, Lord Selborne, one of his predecessors, had thundered that “the substitution of oil […]

Blogging Davos 2012

For five frantic days at the end of January the jeweled ski resort of Davos transforms itself into a fantasy concption of the centre of world influence. A five-year Davos veteran, this year I transformed myself into Davos Man, or rather Davos Blogger. I have tried to give some idea of what it’s actually like to attend: the rigid pecking order, the circles within circles, the transport chaos, the missing constituencies, the Occupy WEF movement, the Ukrainian presidential bodyguard who tried to manhandle me out of the toilets. Only problem is, it took so damn long to write each night that I didn’t go to a single party. So not that realistic after all…