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

Criminal Neglect

A recent article in the London ‘Evening Standard’ starts: Long before lockdown, lawyers warned the criminal justice system had reached breaking point. Investigations were under-resourced, courthouses had been sold off as hotels, courtrooms sat idle and by the end of 2019 the queue for crown court justice was over 37,000 cases long. Complainants, witnesses and… Read more

A decade of over centralisation

This is a very instructive chart demonstrating how allegedly small government is really suppression of local control by Westminster knows best. Westminster hogs all the resources and employs more people. Local government gets starved of resources by cutting centrally provided money. If evidence were needed that central government creates money and local government merely uses… Read more

Common law looks as tho’ it is no longer sufficient for domocracy

The principle of subsidiarity is a European idea – and not just in Catholic Europe, but also in the local parish council. It is basically the idea that decisions should be made as locally as possible. Now, for Catholocism, I think the idea has long been honoured more in the breach than the observance, (though… Read more

Sovereignty and development

There is an interesting video on the Modern Monetary Developing World as it were, from Fadel Kaboub, Associate Professor at Denison University (Ohio). He straightforwardly points out that there are degrees of Monetary Sovereignty and hence the full panoply of government powers may not be available to every single country. He indicates that, if a… Read more