Welcome to my view on the world

Hello, this is a re-vamped version of my site. The wordpress blog that used to be elsewhere has been backed up elsewhere.

As you can see on the right I have a profile on GoodReads. I also have one's on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter but I have stopped using them on a regular basis so, no links.

I have a linked photo gallery site where I may upload some of my photo's now and again.

I use a couple of news websites: The Guardian and The Independent; I also use Al Jazeera; IRIN News; and Oximity to get different perspectives on what's going on in the world.

A couple of other sites to take a look at are: Full Fact (the UK’s independent, non-partisan, factchecking charity) and The Conversation. Another site well worth a look is DeSmogUK which is aimed at uncovering the undue influence of climate science denial and the fossil fuel industry on energy and climate policy.

About Me

My name is Stuart Smith, I was born in Leith, brought up in Muirhouse, moved back to Leith then down the coast to where I currently live in North Berwick, East Lothian overlooking Milsey Bay, the Bass Rock and Isle of May.

I support FairTrade and fairer trade, slight but important differences between them.

I'd like an economy to based on sustainability not economic growth as measured by GDP. You may wish to view New Economics for more on this.

I want all elections at any level to be conducted fairly, with voter choice not political party and prefer the STV PR system. View the Electoral Reform and Unlock Democracy sites for more information.

I no longer work as was made redundant by Scottish Gas/British Gas/Centrica in the summer of 2007 and offered the company pension at the same time. Needless to say I took it.