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Apparently your freedom depends on whether there’s a hospital bed with your name on it

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This copper’s justification for this ridiculous bit of heavy-handed policing by Derbyshire Police is pure police state reasoning: By AndyRozza’s logic, any time the NHS gets full then we’re into police state mode, where no-one, except the police and essential workers, is allowed outside. We’re only free to leave the house if there are available […]

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The Italian job

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We’re constantly told that we’re going to be Italy in a few weeks (although that few weeks seems to be rather a moveable feast). But are Italy’s higher figures are in large part due to the way Italy records deaths? Prof Ricciardi added that Italy’s death rate may also appear high because of how doctors record […]

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The shutdown has just been blown out of the water

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HUGE NEWS: The very same man who brought about the shutdown with his extreme claims about massive death tolls has now massively backtracked: Up to two thirds of people who die from coronavirus in the next nine months are likely to have died this year from other causes, a government advisor has said.   Professor […]

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The media is not your friend

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This is the incredibly irresponsible headline in today’s Daily Mail (click to expand):   There are two appalling things about this headline. The first is the use of the word’ jump’, making it seem like things are getting worse. There was actually a drop in new infections yesterday, but you wouldn’t know that from the […]

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Apocalypse later

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The media hysterics who run our lives in action: I don’t just blame the media who are, for obvious, attention-seeking reasons, loving this. I also blame the University system for giving us a generation of uncritical scientists. And millions of Humanities graduates who are sceptical of all the wrong things. And social media. Everyone seems […]

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The Communists have found a better scam

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Frightening headline in the Daily Mail: Frightening, that is, because of how stupid it is. The spike being referred to consists of… 7 deaths. Just 7. Not 70 000. Not even 7000. Just 7. The death toll rose from 33 to 40. On average, about 1700 people die in the UK every day. And we’re […]

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Thanks God for the surplus

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Isn’t it great that recent British governments have built up a healthy surplus during the good times in order to deal with the bad times, like we’re in now? That showed foresight. It would have been terrible, if, you know, the government had just splurged money on all sorts of non-essential crap and we’d ended […]

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Our brighter future with China

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I don’t know about everyone else, but I can’t wait for this to be over so China can come and build our new communications infrastructure. And work on HS2 must continue. It’s important to have empty trains going from one locked-down part of the country to another locked-down part. Social media