> UK schools told not to use anti-capitalist material in teaching - DfE categorises idea as ‘extreme political stance’ equating to endorsing illegal activity

theguardian.com/education/2020

> Solar’s Future is Insanely Cheap - Solar has plunged in price faster than anyone – including me – predicted. And modeling of that price decline leads me to forecast that solar will continue to drop in price faster than I’ve previously expected, and will ultimately reach prices lower than virtually anyone expects. Prices that are, by any stretch of the measure, insanely, world-changingly cheap.

by Ramez Naam

rameznaam.com/2020/05/14/solar

> Facebook critics launch rival oversight board - The launch comes a day after Facebook’s officially-mandated Oversight Board said it would start work in mid-late October, nearly a year behind schedule.

reuters.com/article/us-faceboo

> Stop peddling fear of climate migrants - Beating the anti-immigrant drum does nothing to help climate action

by Sarah Nash & Caroline Zickgraf

opendemocracy.net/en/stop-pedd

> Revealed: Electoral Commission’s private concerns about Russian Tory donors - UK elections watchdog alerted staff to 'interesting donations' from Lubov Chernukhin – and queried other Tory Russian donations. Opposition MPs call for action.

by Peter Geoghegan

opendemocracy.net/en/dark-mone

> Labour lost because of a fudge in which we all participated - Two years on from the crucial moment for Labour’s Brexit policy - here’s what we got wrong

by Michael Chessum

opendemocracy.net/en/labour-lo

I suspect many people who, in the Dec 2019 UK General Election, voted for a 3rd party or who didn't vote and let in will be suffering this kind of humiliation down the line...

youtube.com/watch?v=cWMmRmEpUm

Good to hear an adult, Fiona Hill, talking about Russian interference and election safety in the US.

youtube.com/watch?v=BxC0PcCqmN

A 6,600-word internal memo from a fired Facebook data scientist details how the social network knew leaders of countries around the world were using their site to manipulate voters — and failed to act.

buzzfeednews.com/article/craig

> Even by his own low standards, Boris Johnson’s Telegraph article plumbs new depths of shoddiness and dishonesty

threadreaderapp.com/thread/130

For me the most shocking thing in all this was that Michael Fabricant doesn't know the words of Rule Britannia by heart and has to have them printed out.

politicshome.com/news/article/

Karánsebesism - the act of attacking yourself, creating confusion and ultimately defeating your own side for no better reason than that you are drunk on self-importance.

bylinetimes.com/2020/09/08/tor

Tories plan to scrap Electoral Commission in another Trumpian move to avoid scrutiny of their long list of Russian donors.

theguardian.com/politics/2020/

The UK is the only country in the world apart from Iran that reserves places in its legislature for clerics, with 26 Church of England bishops sitting by right in the House of Lords.

theguardian.com/books/2020/aug

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