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Pre-dinner drinks

Paradox - a seemingly absurd or contradictory statement or proposition. The COP26 meeting of international leaders in Scotland, has brought in over 400 private jets from around the world. Some of them had to drop off their very important passengers and then fly elsewhere in order to find somewhere to park. Meanwhile, the arrival of this diverse selection of planes has prompted the arrival of a selection of plane spotters. A group of four of these even drove through the night from London to catch this 'once in a lifetime' opportunity to document the variety of aircraft on the runway at Prestwick. No reduction in emissions so far. I learned to my surprise today that Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury used to work as an executive in the oil industry before deciding to be ordained as a result of a calling from God. He was quoted in 2013 as saying that senior bankers often go out of their way not to be given certain information so that they can plead ignorance. He went on to