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

Is Britain really increasing it’s nuclear arsenal? | Does it matter?

No. We are not increasing our nuclear arsenal, despite what you might have read. The UK has announced plans to raise the cap on it’s nuclear stockpile by 40%. This has been announced as an increase in our nuclear arsenal, but it isn’t. We have increased the maximum size of our nuclear capacity, not the… Read More Is Britain really increasing it’s nuclear arsenal? | Does it matter?

What happened to Brexit food shortages? | Why did Dutch customs confiscate a sandwich? | Why Boris’s deal is great for the EU and bad for the UK

At the start of this year I and many others wrote that Boris’s deal would results in empty shelves in super markets: The story of empty shelves only partly came true. Some supermarkets have had empty shelves at different times, while specialist on line retailers have much bigger problems – one I use has roughly… Read More What happened to Brexit food shortages? | Why did Dutch customs confiscate a sandwich? | Why Boris’s deal is great for the EU and bad for the UK

Is the UK doing better than the EU at managing Covid | Does history repeat itself?

This is the current position with death rates between the EU and the UK. As we can see we are currently doing incredibly well reducing the numbers of deaths, numbers are falling much faster here than in the EU. This is mainly due to the strict lockdown rather than the vaccine, although we can expect… Read More Is the UK doing better than the EU at managing Covid | Does history repeat itself?