Graphs from Indie Sage that are clearer than those at Johnson’s press conference

The first eighteen minutes of this Independent Sage presentation (below) show exactly why we need lockdown now and how ‘Real’ Sage were spot on when they recommended a ‘circuit-breaker’ in September. That, combined with the coincidence of school half-term, could in all likelihood have avoided the current month long or more lockdown. The statistics are… Read more

A government which is obviously out of its depth

The overdue imposition of a lockdown announced yesterday evening by Johnson’s government seems only to prove that idea that some people see the writing on the wall only when they have their backs to it… The government has, within just two months, gone all the way from spending (and forgoing revenue) of half a billion… Read more

Britain looks like a failed state

Where to start with Manchester? The Tories seem to think their election result based on the approval of about 43 % of the voters gives them absolute power. And that they can ride roughshod over the democratic and even clearly logical wishes of Britain’s third big city. It is instructive to read a tweet from… Read more

Police in England now to have details of those self-isolating

The Health Service Journal has reported that details of those instructed to self isolate will be available to the police. Boris Johnson thinks we are a freedom loving people. His government apparently doesn’t. The people imparting this information will be Data Breach Dido Harding’s test and trace outfit that costs billions but has never ever… Read more

Now no money left

At last, are we getting to the realisation that money is created by government will – or as currently, whim? I admire Andy Burnham’s stand. As he says ‘please remember: GM-based businesses have been under these restrictions for 10 weeks with no support.’ So he admits his realisation has come rather late. It looks as… Read more