‘Sheltering’ the Economy…

“Save lives, protect the NHS” and “shelter the economy” is, according to Laura Kuenssberg (and I’m sure Progressive Pulse readers will be well aware that I read no-one else) what Johnson now wants to do. It is ‘shelter the economy’ that I find more than usually fantastical. It is as though the economy were not… Read more

Victorian government Public Health

I have looked at at a BBC Factcheck on Covid -19 testing, which is certainly interesting, and seems to put Britain near the top in Europe – for testing. Fine, for Britain, which, as the cradle of Public Health, unsurprisingly it should be. The originator of the industrial revolution really should know all about it……. Read more

Certainly our government’s intelligence seems to be artificial

Daniel Susskind ‘s book ‘A World Without Work rightly asks how do we share our combined income when clearly we can certainly no longer rely on ‘the market’ to organise its allocation. If indeed we ever could. And we know that making an economic contribution through gainful employment is frequently and for a significant minority,… Read more

The Mental illness of current British politics

There is an impressive article in the ‘i’ from Ian Dunt on the everyday dissembling of Johnson and his – and actually our – government. What we’re seeing here is not standard-issue political cynicism. It is something qualitatively different: a conscious effort to eradicate the notion of objective truth as an operating principle in British… Read more

Convenience Foods

I’ll keep this short – but I would recommend this article in ‘The Grocer’ by food journalist, Joanna Blythman ‘Reformulation does not solve the problem of processed convenience foods.’ She is absolutely spot on – reducing a few select ingredients in what might be called ‘confected’ food, is useless. We need people to cook. And… Read more