Procrastination that Failed a Nation

Posted on January 26, 2021

When I am working, I have had to get myself into the habit of dealing with boring matters as they come into my email box before they become an escalating problem. I have this terrible habit of ignoring the uninteresting, yet vital things, until it is almost too late. I’m a bit like the kid at the breakfast table frantically doing his homework on its due date a full three weeks after it has been set. Proactive Satisfaction The funny ...

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Can Science Stamp out the Covid Fires?

Posted on January 18, 2021

Ever since I became an amateur epidemiologist last March, I have been following the Coronavirus epidemic with morbid fascination. The amount I have learnt is negligible, but I can say with confidence, I know more than I did a year ago, when I didn’t even know what a virus was. If, like me, you have (*rapidly taps wooden desk*) avoided these things over the years, it is understandable not to know anything about them. The reason I took an ...

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Tories: Pandemic Parasites

Posted on January 13, 2021

What some people (who would defend Boris Johnson if he pushed his turds through their letterbox) fail to see, is that this latest public sector pandemic scandal is more than just starving kids. If the country were bankrupt and could only afford to hand out five quid food packages, most people would accept it. It would be awful but if all our resources had gone directly into public services (not public services contractors) and the country ...

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Can the UK Learn From Trump’s Chaotic End?

Posted on January 8, 2021

Donald Trump’s conciliatory back down is not his doing. Someone, somewhere, has forced him to do this with a threat of something draconian put in front of him. Prison possibly, and anyone who isn’t as mad as he is, would agree that is where he should be. Trump has overseen four years of utter chaos, creating hate, division, and a cult following, in what was already a dangerous world. His plan was that in defeat, he would go out in a blaze ...

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Footballers and Covid-19

Posted on January 6, 2021

If the ageing process, Brexit and Covid have taught me one thing, it’s that making impulsive assumptions can result in public shaming and not learning about the devil in the detail. It also allows people like Toby Young, Julia Hartley Brewer and Laurence Fox to make money for being the voices of lunatic reason. So, with that in mind, I decided to not pay much attention to the outrage directed at footballers who had broken Covid-19 ...

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