I think that we can all breathe out now and accept that Joe Biden will be the next President, and hopefully a bit of normality will take hold again. Biden won with a record number of votes, but Democrats down the ticket did worse than opinion polls suggested. From Brexit in 2016 to Trump vs… Read More Loneliness | Opinion Polls, Trump and Brexit
Updated For my last blog before the US elections I had hoped to persuade some Trump supporters to share why they were so keen to see him re-elected. Sadly I was only able to find two Trump supporters to share their views, one from the US, one from the UK. Not sure whether this is… Read More Trump voters | Why?
I joined some pro-Trump and QAnon/Save the Children groups to research a blog on the coming American Election/Coup D’etat. Frankly what I found was too strange to get my head round, a combination of authoritarianism, conspiracy theories, and new age weirdness. I expected to find fanaticism but all I found was heart breaking loneliness and… Read More Nightmare Trump Art
Hegel remarks…. that all great world-historic facts and personages appear, so to speak, twice. He forgot to add: the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce. Karl Marx 18th Brumaire. I get reminded of this quote on a daily basis when people make comparisons between our current age and the 1930s, in particular… Read More The politics of loneliness: Are the 1930s really repeating themselves?
Killings by Police Officers in Great Britain There have been 109 recorded killings by the Police in Great Britain since records began, which means mostly over the last 150 years. This doesn’t include events such as the death of Liddle Towers were police culpability was never established, and doesn’t include deaths by security services in… Read More Deaths by Police Officers US vs UK
A few months ago I wrote about the impossible task that Trump had set himself getting rid of Obamacare: Trump’s basic problem is that the US has been drifting closer and closer to a socialised healthcare system for decades as Federal and State spending on healthcare has over-taken insurers and private individuals. All Obama did… Read More Aneurin Biden | How the US gets it’s own NHS
Most people will have seen this graph, or a variant of it over the last few days showing the spread of Covid-10 Coronavirus: It’s clear from this graph and lots of others in the media that some countries are doing much better than others at controlling the spread of the disease. Some of these numbers… Read More Why are some health systems doing better than others?