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Bread and Circuses

There is a meaningful risk emerging that the quiescence of the public so far in response to lockdown is going to erupt into civil unrest over the summer as the bread and circuses employed so far are no longer enough Read more…


From Dad’s Army to Blackadder goes forth

When governments first started responding to the Covid 19 pandemic by locking down economies and using War metaphors, we suggested that it all had the air of the British Comedy series Dad’s Army; with the Media acting as Corporal Jones, Read more…


High Viz land

In a post early in the Covid saga, we drew attention to the potential parallels with the Stamford Prison experiment, a true story of a psychological experiment that went badly wrong. Every day the parallels get stronger as the equivalent Read more…


Warden Hodges is running the narrative

In a previous post back in May, we highlighted how the UK response to Covid resembled nothing so much as an episode of Dads Army: with the scientists at Imperial College playing the role of Private Frazer (“We’re all doomed”), Read more…