No More Saviours

...will be exceptions) become automatons? Why do the majority want lockdown, and some even want more lockdown? Dr No is not a theologian, and certainly not a Christian one, but...

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Prudence and Precaution

...be another 6 months. How much more lockdown can we take? Another year? What are the other costs there? Do they literally not matter to the lockdown proponents? 5) Even...

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As A Precaution

The higher one lies in national life, the more one suffers from the indignities of precautions. When Prince Philip drives his Range Rover over a cliff top at ninety miles...

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Safetyism

Happenstance, coincidence and enemy action, the doctrine of three developed by Dr No’s colleague Goldfinger, is as good a guard as any against the risk of over-reacting to chance events....

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A Sense of Fear

Putting aside the leery banality of the Nick Robinson interview, the next greatest threat to public service reporting is the sense–of paradigm. Pioneered by the Welsh Windbag known for the...

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You, the State and Your Fate

...to heart. The behavioural nudge experts got it wrong. Far from people getting lockdown fatigue, quite the opposite has happened. A majority of us have instead internalised the lockdown, as...

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The Ghosts of Advisors Past

Professor Lockdown, Legover, Pantsdown, call him what you will, may have stepped down as a government adviser (Professor Stepdown), or even been fired (Professor Crackdown) and ordered to keep a...

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