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Danny Dorling

Writer and Academic, University of Sheffield

Writer and Academic, University of Sheffield

Some Good News - World Population Day

11 July is UN world population day. An easy way to remember the date is that in June this year the UN demographers upped their estimate of future global population to peak at around 11billion in about a century's time. By the dawn of the 22nd Century there will be 50% more of us, they think, give or take a few billion either way. The default reaction has been to predict doom.
08/07/2013 12:07 BST

Ed, English and Embarrassment

The precise words that Ed Miliband used in his immigration speech on 14 December will not matter. Whatever careful caveats inserted to try to counter any claims that he was blowing the rhetorical whistle of race will be ignored.
14/12/2012 11:45 GMT