Ten Reasons We Don't Have a Lockdown

Thoughts on lockdowns: 1) Our economy is so fragile that they daren’t do it. Previous over-reactions have cost trillions. 2) Omicron is happening so fast that it is probably already […]

Omicron Update #4

Things are really interesting just now as we start to get to grips with Omicron. And things are (possibly) looking far, far less bad than many had been thinking. So […]

Sajid Javid's Red Team

Military forces need to train as realistically as possible. In 1871 Helmuth von Moltke said  that no plan survives first contact with the enemy, so it is normal to fight […]

Why Boris Is On His Way Out

In the Chesham and Amersham by election the swing against the Conservatives was 25%. In North Shropshire it was 34%. No Conservative MP now has a safe seat. And all […]

Omicron Update #3

A really good analogy for an epidemic is a forest fire. It rages out of control until it runs out of fuel. Each tree catching fire spreading it on to […]

Omicron Update #2

A lot is being made of the fact that there have been no deaths thus far from the Omicron variant of Covid-19. This is brilliant news and could bring hope […]

Is Lewis Hamilton a Racist?

Wikipedia says: “Racism is the belief that groups of humans possess different behavioral traits corresponding to inherited attributes and can be divided based on the superiority of one race over another. It may also mean prejudice, discrimination, […]

Nimco Ali

Wiki says: Nimko Ali OBE (Somali: Nimco Cali), alternatively spelled Nimco (born c. 1983), is a British social activist of Somali heritage. She is the co-founder and CEO of The Five Foundation, the global partnership to end female genital mutilation (FGM). […]

Omicron Update #1

The above Tweet is by Professor Devi Lalita Sridhar FRSE who is both professor and chair of global public health at the University of Edinburgh. Not some random hoaxer or conspiracy theorist on the […]

The British Empire and Ceylon

The British Empire was based on trade, not plunder, unlike many other empires. We arrived at places that had not invented the wheel and we left them with universities, hospitals […]