The Unmasking of Pandora

The revelations described as coming from the leaked Pandora’s Papers have been dominating The Guardian and the BBC recently. It is the usual stuff: endless news of billionaires paying less tax than little old ladies and buying up obscenely expensive bu…

A Nice Cup of Fluoride

The UK’s four chief medical officers (including the inevitable and, to me, increasingly scary Dr Whitty of England) want to see fluoride added to all drinking water in the UK.

They claim that this would cut tooth decay by between 17% and 28% (a pretty…

Challenge!

I don’t think Dr Hilary Jones would object to my saying that he is a keen supporter of the covid-19 jab and, indeed, the UK Government’s position on covid-19.

I certainly don’t mind my saying that I have vehemently opposed the Government line since Fe…

Finding Petrol!

Here in the village of Bilbury, on the rocky edge of the wild and windy North Devon coast, a neighbour told me that he had managed to buy some petrol.

This was good news, indeed, for petrol has become as scarce as mare’s nests, hen’s teeth and other t…

Passing Observations 62

This is a long standing series of small items which have caught my eye or mind and which seem relevant, startling, amusing or all three. Occasionally, items which appear here may return as a longer piece. Mostly they will not.

Bill Gates has boasted t…

Passing Observations 61

This is a long standing series of small items which have caught my eye or mind and which seem relevant, startling, amusing or all three. Occasionally, items which appear here may return as a longer piece. Mostly they will not.

More than 130 American s…