Chinese Year of the Black Dog?

2020. The year of Covid-19, of lockdowns, of ignoring lockdowns to travel half the length of the country to stay in one of your homes, of loosening lockdowns even though more than 300 people are still dying EVERY DAY. Every day… Read moreChinese Year of the Black Dog?

Dominic Cummings – the self-entitlement and arrogance is breathtaking

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The Dominic Cummings ‘scandal’ which is leading the news agenda right now is beyond parody. I’ve never met the man, nor do I have any desire to, but he comes across as an arrogant sleazebag for whom rules do not… Read moreDominic Cummings – the self-entitlement and arrogance is breathtaking

The absolute state of the Union

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The State of the Union is generally taken to be the annual reflection on the political, economic and social landscape in the USA, delivered every January to Congress by the incumbent president. But I am going to commandeer the term… Read moreThe absolute state of the Union

Syria, Russia & The West – an unhealthy melting pot

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  In so many ways, we are immune to the (daily) news of fresh atrocities in the civil war in Syria, many of which are claimed to have been perpetrated by the widely-reviled president, Bashar al-Assad. Assad has been in… Read moreSyria, Russia & The West – an unhealthy melting pot

Autism research breakthrough – could a blood test be the key to early diagnosis?

Researcher Scientists at the University of Warwick claim to have developed a blood and urine test that can detect autism in children. The test is thought to be the first of its kind and could lead to earlier diagnosis of… Read moreAutism research breakthrough – could a blood test be the key to early diagnosis?