‘Bring out your Dead!’

23rd March 2020 15

Anger is growing at the number of people openly flouting government advice to socially distance, travel only when necessary, and stay at home if possible. Parks, beaches and streets are packed with people out enjoying the sunshine, as if it were a normal bank holiday weekend. Crowds of youngsters were having a great time at my local skateboard park. Until … [Read on]

Washing our hands of the old

15th March 2020 8

Professor Chris Whitty, the government’s chief medical advisor, has just assured us that the latest deaths from the coronavirus are all among over-60s with underlying medical conditions. But how many over-60s, over-70s, and over-80s do not have some underlying medical condition? Whitty is really reassuring us that the casualties are old. And for our cost-benefit accounting policy makers, the old … [Read on]

Third Heathrow Runway: Concreting over the countryside.

28th February 2020 12

The Telegraph is getting worked up about the vetoing of Heathrow expansion by the Court of Appeal. Why, they wonder, should a small number of climate activists get in the way of our national economic needs – in other words, the needs of globetrotting business executives and tourists? But it’s not only climate activists, along with anyone who attributes global … [Read on]

Kicking the Immigration Habit

21st February 2020 7

At last we are to have an immigration system which will force employers to train-up the indigenous population, instead of allowing them to employ imported cheap labour, which the state must then subsidise with in-work benefits. This is clearly an improvement. Yet even among the most ardent proponents of a ‘points-based’ immigration system, we hear the same hoary old platitudes: … [Read on]

Huawei. Boris takes his orders from Whitehall and bottles it

29th January 2020 17

We have been at ‘cyber war’ for years with China, the world’s foremost mass-surveillance state, world-leader in industrial espionage equipped with armies of hackers mounting cyber-attacks on Western corporate and governmental infrastructure systems – and now we plan to hand over them control of our digital communications systems, and further enhance their technological lead. So much for ‘taking back control’. … [Read on]

Boris the Betrayer?

12th November 2019 12

So, Farage has stood down his candidates in seats the Tories are most likely to win. Fear of Corbyn and fear of splitting the Leave vote has done the trick. Farage’s financial backers are putting the pressure on, with Aaron Banks now demanding the Brexit party only stands in forty seats. Apparently, we have no choice but to put our … [Read on]

Boris’s dirty Brexit ?

5th November 2019 11

With the long-awaited election called, we can only admire how the Conservative party and its supporters in the mainstream media have closed ranks behind Boris Johnson and his deal. Not a single member of the ERG – the band of ‘hard’ Brexiteers who until only the other week were arguing we should leave on 31 October, deal or no deal, … [Read on]

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