Woke, Statues, and History | My family and the slave trade

One of the daftest sayings I hear regularly is “you can’t rewrite history”. History is continually in the process of being re-written. Each generation writes its own history books and it looks afresh at the past. They find new perspectives, new sources, new ideas. As new events unfold we look differently at older ones, for… Read More Woke, Statues, and History | My family and the slave trade

Dominic Cummings and the NHS | Do we believe him? | Does it matter?

Dominic Cummings has been giving evidence to the Commons Science and Technology select committee. He remains unshakable in his belief in his own genius, even though it is obvious to everyone that the Government has performed loads better since he left. The Government won’t hold an inquiry into Covid until next year at the soonest,… Read More Dominic Cummings and the NHS | Do we believe him? | Does it matter?

Greensill P2 | Credit Crunch economics

The Greensill scandal isn’t going away with further revelations about lobbying and inquiries. There are still some big questions that stick in my mind; What was Greensill’s actual business? How did they plan to make money? Warning: Contains full frontal accountancy Greensill liked to describe themselves as a fin-tech company, but their business model was… Read More Greensill P2 | Credit Crunch economics

The real threat to the NHS | Greensill, Topwood and Matt Hancock

Yet another blog about hapless hospital botherer and haunted dishcloth Matt Hancock This week the Government announced an inquiry into the relationship between Greensill Capital, David Cameron and Boris Johnson’s Government. Most of the questions the press are asking are about the relationship between Cameron, Rishi Sunak and Greensill over Covid loans. But there is… Read More The real threat to the NHS | Greensill, Topwood and Matt Hancock