Monthly Archives: March 2019

It Never Ends

Seen here in passing: “The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.” – H. L. … Continue reading

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What Happens Next?

What happens next? As far as I can make out, we’re now in a two-week limbo period of delay until 12 April. Both the government and Parliament are in deepening disarray. As far as I can see, the state of … Continue reading

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Today Is Called Friday

Today is called Friday. Breitbart: The European Union has reportedly offered April Fools’ Day 2020 as a new Brexit date should Theresa May’s deal fail to succeed on a mooted third attempt to get it through Parliament, assuming Remain MPs … Continue reading

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Delusions Of Grandeur

I bought an expensive book last year called Principles of Planetary Climate, by Raymond Pierrehumbert. It’s full of equations of the sort I need in constructing my ice age simulation model. But it’s also full of Pierrehumbert’s Big Questions – … Continue reading

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Utopias and Dystopias

This what I think too: A poll by ComRes has revealed that a majority of voters believe Parliament is trying to stop the UK leaving the EU, the results coming after the Remain-dominated House of Commons succeeded in a power-grab … Continue reading

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They’re All Bastards In Tobacco Control.

I’m still thinking about that report I mentioned yesterday: The last cigarette smoked in England will be put out in 2050 – and Bristol’s final smoker will quit in just five years, scientists claim If nothing else, this claim captures … Continue reading

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Two Weird Reports

Weird report I saw yesterday: The last cigarette smoked in England will be put out in 2050 – and Bristol’s final smoker will quit in just five years, scientists claim Study commissioned by tobacco giant Philip Morris and conducted by … Continue reading

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