Covid-19

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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Week 24 graphs from Christopher Bowyer

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More graphs from Christopher Bowyer, for week 24 (last week). ONS data here. NHS England data here. All graphs can be clicked to enlarge.   England deaths with Covid-19 by absence (yellow) or presence (green) of a pre-existing condition. Data from NHS England.   Percentage of deaths with Covid-19 by pre-existing condition. (95.23% have one […]

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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 […]

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Sam Case: Sticks and Stones…

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This is an article by Sam Case, a former police officer now working in sport and health. Affray, riot, arson, vandalism, looting. Words that conjure up images of street brawls, burning cars, smashed windows and police officers in NATO helmets. Large scale public disorder is an interesting phenomena, behaving a bit like pathogens. Nothing for […]

Government

Jeremy Harris: The Main Problem With Modern Policing Isn’t Racial, It’s Constitutional

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This is an article by Jeremy Harris. Jeremy is a businessman and investor in New Zealand. Why is America burning itself down in reaction to the murder of George Floyd and why are people in other countries with no discernible problem with police brutality – especially proportionally greater brutality towards minorities – marching about this […]

Black Lives Matter

David Moore: What Would James Do?

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This is an article by David Moore. David has recently returned to Northern Ireland after 20 years in the Middle East, where he was involved in multiple startups and lectured in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. It’s not difficult – if not altogether pleasant – to imagine James O’Brien’s routine just before he goes to bed at […]

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Dave Hampson: The Tyranny of Process

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This is an article by Dave Hampson. Dave Hampson is currently attempting to make it in the 70s rock music scene. Check out his music on Spotify or get a free track download here. The COVID lockdown, upon first inspection, appeared to stem from the government listening to the advice of a single academic. This […]