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Downtime

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I thought that once school term ended then I’d have more time to run the blog, being freed from the unpaid school teaching that I’d been forced to do, but instead I had to deal with the large number of jobs of various sorts that had piled up over the months while I had been […]

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Another jaw-dropping graph

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From Rick Hayward. Remember Rick did this great post last week? It featured an astonishing  graph of winter-to-spring mortality for all years in England and Wales from 1993-94 to 2019-2020, with numbers from the ONS, which showed that 2019-20 was only slightly bigger than all the other years (click to enlarge):   I wondered whether […]

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Stephen Jackson: Time for action in the battle for hearts and minds

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This is an article by Stephen Jackson, solicitor principal at Jackson Osborne Employment Lawyers, here writing in his capacity as Editor for the lockdown website laworfiction.com, arguing that health and safety risk assessments present the best opportunity to resist social distancing. Fiction: Health and safety obligations require social distancing measures to be imposed in the […]

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Sam Case: Hit them with a COSHH

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This is an article by Sam Case, a former police officer now working in sport and health. I carried the old-style truncheon. It was pretty useless. Smashed the odd window with it. It resided mostly in my locker, furloughed, much like the population of late. The risk with weapon deployment is that sometimes, if you […]

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Tim James: A Perspective on the Ethics of Lockdowns

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This is an article by Tim James. Tim manages legal liabilities arising from industrial disease cases.  All opinions expressed are strictly his own. In the ongoing debate over the merits of the United Kingdom’s various lockdown measures the focus has understandably been upon comparing the number of lives the lockdown has allegedly saved with the […]

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Population increases graph

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Turns out the utterly useless ONS have no population data for England and Wales before 1971, not even estimates. Unbelievable. The enormous of rubbish they have on their site, yet not even the most basic population data. I will have to find some alternative sources of information, and make some careful estimates. Update: This is […]

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Twexit

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Big day on social media today (ie. Saturday), which partly explains why I’ve got a bit behind here. Virtually overnight there was a massive grassroots push for all conservatives and libertarians and non-leftists to leave Twitter and move to a new free speech platform called Parler. The result was hundreds of prominent personalities who decided […]