Astra Zenica could end up proving that there are other ways to do business…

There is little doubt that Public Relations is not Astra Zenica’s strongest point. But is their undertaking (via Oxford University) to sell at cost while the pandemic lasts actually a substantial threat to other vaccine originators? Estimates would appear to suggest appear that Pfizer and Moderna are likely to make $16-17 billion out of their… Read more

Still world beating

This table from Bloomberg appears to show that unfortunately Johnson has still contrived to achieve UK Covid deaths that are, as he would doubtless put it, ‘world-beating’ (click to enlarge): The chart not only shows that the UK still holds the world record for deaths per head, but also has fewer hospital beds per head… Read more

Johnson and Patel’s Poll Tax moment?

When even a Police (or at least ex Police) Chief Constable are against the recent Police and Crime Bill, we have the government’s real attitude displayed. This is from ex Tory MP and lawyer: @Anna_Soubry who says, “Spot on Nick Robinson & no surprise Home Office Minister (Kit Malthouse) has no answer – maximum sentence… Read more

Government hung Police out to dry in Clapham

It is interesting that the most egregious strong arm tactics by a largely male police force on women conducting a vigil in Clapham are being defended by two other women, both of whom are their superiors and so presumably authorised the tactics in the first place. One was Assistant Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, Helen… Read more

‘Levelling with the public’ seems to mean deceiving them

In the widely publicised recent article in the FT “Sunak warns of bill to be paid to tackle UK’s ‘exposed’ finances”, there is much talk of him ‘levelling with people’ (this seems to be different from levelling up). He has since talked on much of Sunday’s television about being brutally honest with the public about… Read more