Quick Links 28th June 2016

Each week I’ll try and post quick links to things that I’ve seen, read, inspired me or just sparked my interest in the previous week, with a little background and my thoughts and other things that I’ve been up to in the previous week. Mostly gardening, cooking and environmental stuff but not always.

The Week In Wildlife – In Pictures

I’m a little bit lost for words over the brexit vote at the moment, although you’d be hard pushed to escape the news about it and the speculation about what happens next. It is clear to me however that this is a mistake for the UK, which might rapidly just become England and Wales if Scotland and Northern Ireland choose an alternative route, and that those in charge of the Leave campaign have probably been at the least economical with the truth. One thing is for certain however, we will now end up with a new MP voted for by 150,000 Conservative party members. Obviously in relation to work, I have concerns, as do others about key environmental aspects (UK’s out vote is a ‘red alert’ for the environment) (EU out vote puts UK commitment to Paris climate agreement in doubt) (How can we make Brexit work for the Environment).

I don’t want to harp on about this, but I am glad to see that there at least some who don’t intend to take this lying down.

This weeks news has pretty much all been referendum, and I didn’t want to end this quick links with the entry above, so here’s something about smart insects to end on rather than dumb UK voters.