Alex Hickman

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Friday, 31 January 2020

“Do you not see?” – the invisible magic of Nigel Smith

Nigel Smith, devoted family man, industrialist, sailor and hill walker, referendum wonk, devolutionist and electoral reformer was the most influential …

By Alex Hickman

Thursday, 21 November 2019

The consolations of community tree planting

Everyone is suddenly talking about tree planting. To make the UK carbon neutral by 2050 the Conservatives want to plant …

By Alex Hickman

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Voters want to know how Brexit will improve their communities

Voters expect the UK’s departure from the UK to bring about national renewal. The narrow but decisive victory for leave, …

By Alex Hickman

Thursday, 30 August 2018

The future of Africa lies in its cities

Today, 60% of Africans are under 25. The UN predicts the continent’s population to reach 2.4bn by 2050, when one …

By Alex Hickman

Friday, 18 May 2018

Britain should start paying the Indian Ocean Rim more attention

Almost two years after the UK voted to leave the European Union, there is little clarity about what how Brexit …

By Alex Hickman

Friday, 23 March 2018

What would a "Green Brexit" actually look like?

Leaving the EU means leaving the Common Agriculture and Fisheries Policies, which gives the UK a once-in-a-generation opportunity to re-design …

By Alex Hickman

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Let’s use Brexit for national renewal

Does the EU represent a summit of human achievement, or just another step down the long road of European history? …

By Alex Hickman

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Calm down, Brexit is going to be okay

Although I took a sabbatical to work for Vote Leave during last year’s referendum campaign I was never an enthusiastic leaver; it …

By Alex Hickman