Monthly Archives: January 2020

The Invisible Growing Backlash

Today is Brexit day. It’s the end of the 3½ years of agony that followed from the 2016 EU Referendum. I won’t be celebrating. I’ll just be relieved that it’s over, just like hospital patients feel relieved when they recover … Continue reading

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Health Scare Overload

I flipped yesterday from being a bit alarmist about the coronavirus epidemic to being a sceptic or maybe even a denialist. I think the coronavirus epidemic is just another nasty ‘flu epidemic. Yes, it’ll probably kill a few million people. … Continue reading

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Brexit as Globalism in One Country

Brexit is supposed to happen on Friday. How will we know that it’s happened? Will church bells ring? Will there be fireworks? It’s been 3½ years since we voted for it, and I still don’t believe we’ll get it. Or … Continue reading

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One Crisis Triggers Another

We’ve been getting so many fake health scares for so long that I’m having real difficulty even beginning to think that the latest coronavirus scare isn’t just Yet Another Empty Scare alongside tobacco, alcohol, obesity, sugar, salt, global warming, etc, … Continue reading

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Mounting Chaos In China

This is the right spirit: Driver hits 111mph on M58 then pulls over on hard shoulder for a cigarette Give that man a medal.  He’s clearly made of the right stuff. I did much the same thing on my way … Continue reading

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How Long Before They Drag in Global Warming?

I was wondering how long it was going to take before the Coronavirus epidemic got linked to Global Warming and Brexit. Not very long at all. Today’s Observer editorial: From the spread of zoonotic viruses to the growing threat of … Continue reading

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Time Isn’t Running Out

Jo Nova: DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) – The world needs an open dialogue about climate change to heal the gap between sceptics and believers since time is running out to cut the emissions that drive global warming, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said … Continue reading

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