Sunday, 2 August 2020

Panic over rising Covid-19 case numbers is as irrational as it is dangerous says Ross Clark

The Telegraph's Ross Clark explains why testing for coronavirus is a waste of time (citing Donald Trump, that well-known expert) and why it's hospital deaths that matter (he seems to recognise no other, which might surprise relatives of 25,000 care home dead).

Ross's piece might have worked better if he'd just surrendered to his inner demons and said, "They are weak, let them perish."

Sunday, 26 July 2020

If the EU wants a deal the solution is simple: fire Michel Barnier: Matthew Lynn

More reality-defying nonsense from the Telegraph, in which Matthew Lynn explains that it's all the fault of that pesky Frenchman who smells of garlic (I paraphrase). Matthew is the chap whose greatest hits include "It is time to get tough with the anti-business arts elite" and "Wales and Scotland will fall further behind England if they insist on lifting lockdown later."

Here we go with his exceptionalist tripe:

Wednesday, 15 July 2020

Jan 13th 2018: Patrick Minford In Fine Form

Patrick Minford is the Telegraph's favourite economist for there are no figures he cannot find in his endless quest to demonstrate British economic exceptionalism. Here he is in Jan 2018 - let's see how his sums have stood the test of time.