The Soviet Republic of Great Britain

22nd April 2020 1

Old Soviet Joke “The difference between communism and capitalism is that under capitalism you are paid to work, under communism you are paid not to.“ Yesterday HMRC started to pay workers to stay at home, for how long ? Covid 19 has turned out to be Labour’s most effective electoral agent ever. Subscribe to the quarterly print magazine Subscribe to … [Read on]

The sound of money being created.

20th April 2020 11

The Covid shutdown, according to the Centre for Economics and Business Research, is costing  £2.5 billion a day in lost production. Today, we could have paid 100,000 extra nurses an annual salary of £25,000 a year.  Tomorrow, £2.5 billion would have mended every pot hole, on every road in Britain. On Wednesday,  we could have built six sparkling new hospitals. … [Read on]

Eddie Large RIP

3rd April 2020 2

Sad to hear of the passing of comedian Eddie Large, the fat funny one of comedy duo Little and Large, and pleasantly surprised to find two pieces on them in the Telegraph, both affectionate. They weren’t the world’s greatest comedians, but they entertained the ten to fifteen million viewers who tuned in to watch their shows on Saturday nights in … [Read on]

Religion: A virus far deadlier than Corona.

31st March 2020 40

During the apocalyptic days of the bubonic plague, the desperate masses flocked in droves – not to hospitals and medical experts, but to churches and religious leaders. Each chose superstition over science in a futile belief that ‘God’ was the ultimate vaccine. They wailed like banshees – their hands reaching out to the heavens behind clerical fossils donned in white … [Read on]

Covid 19 is not for the beautiful

28th March 2020 2

One of the more irritating developments of the current unpleasantness (as Churchill might have described it) is learning how the beautiful people who write columns in the mainstream media – the Telegraph is the worst – are coping at home and pulling together. I know I should not look at this sort of stuff, but being by nature somewhat perverse, … [Read on]

Journal of the Chinese Pestilence

24th March 2020 0

Day 9       Of the Oriental Visitation or the Ruin of the Abundance of People. Monday 23rd March 2020 All new jury trials have been abandoned and ‘emergency powers’ are going through Parliament; a hastily written document of 300 pages, which will clear the Commons in one day after a hasty debate, giving as David Davis MP put it, ‘Incredible reach.’ … [Read on]

Universities: Asylums for the weak minded ?

Christopher Lloyd, literature lecturer at University of Hertfordshire, doesn’t like feminists voicing their opinion. Kathleen Stock, professor of philosophy at University of Sussex, is due to present the annual Francis Bacon lecture but an open letter, garnering around 100 signatures, demands cancellation: ‘We have a duty of care to our students, to staff, and to others in the university and … [Read on]

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