Economic health – or not

There is an interesting post from Simon Wren Lewis from last month where he suggests that: in the UK Treasury cutting the deficit generally takes priority over the health of the economy He says: The UK Treasury bears some responsibility for the disaster of 2010 austerity, yet it has not accepted or understood the mistake… Read more

Public Health England is being used…

I’m in contact with someone who works for Public Health England and we seem to have discovered suspicious and dark reasons for failing to disclose the testing figures : Just look at this thread – basics are below: This is government corruption where the unelected Cummings remunerates his pals and where local government doesn’t get… Read more

Local government has been sold down the river..

In spite of the Conservatives ‘levelling up’ there seems very little desire to reinvigorate local control. Indeed this current government seems positively in fear of local control- as would appear to be indicated by their loose rhetoric to ‘do whatever it takes’ yet all local government finds it difficult to get their rightful allocation of… Read more

Do you want our PPE or not?

Wednesday’s open letter to Health Secretary, Matt Hancock deserves highlighting. Hancock is obsessed by buying everything ‘at scale’ but really needs to start thinking as though this was a life threatening emergency rather than a threat to Conservative narrow ideology – whether he obtains the bulk buying discount – or not. Doesn’t he and Johnson… 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

Knowing where money comes from is key to keeping healthy…

Unilever has always been a fairly progressive company – although there are certainly arguments about its products and advertising strategy so I was interested to see this piece in this week’s ‘Sunday Times’: Giving hand sanitiser to the NHS is all fine and dandy but I strongly suspect Jope has no idea that this does… Read more

COVID-19 in Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Introduction The overall HMG response to the Covid-19 pandemic has been flatfooted, slow and confusing. Mixed messages have been given as in Fig. 1. This video from Joe.uk shows total inconsistency from PM Johnson. This mixed messaging has the potential of being disastrous. According to Sonia Sodha: Media experts despair at Boris Johnson’s coronavirus campaign…. Read more