Fatstock for slaughter

I have already drawn attention to the diabetes and metabolism problems that appear to leave some people more than usually susceptible to COVID-19. Even more persuasive evidence has arrived in the ‘European Scientist’: Public Health England have said now is the best time to quit smoking, citing research from China concluding that smokers were 14… Read more


This is a coined word to suggest the state we’re in. (Dys + [U]topia + Tory). So, as a start, ‘efficiency’ was and is king – even when it doesn’t work for what is needed. As an example, the complete incompetence in the management of a Coronavirus test centre in Surrey, which was run by… Read more

A duty of care perhaps…

The recent ‘clarification’ letter to the Foreign Affairs Select Committee from the FCO Permanent Under-Secretary is deliciously obtuse and obfuscatory: As David Allen Green suggests the prose is strangulated and he has obviously been ‘directed’ by Raab to issue the ‘clarification’, which manages actually to be nothing of the sort! However, my purpose here is… Read more

Personal Protection Equipment – continued

This is from Friday evening 17 April. This short television interview is damning, showing yet again that suppliers have offered to source further quantities but that government has completely failed to take up their offer : Meanwhile in Scotland and Wales: So Scotland and Wales with their devolved governments can manage equipment supplies but England… Read more