'Dangerously reasonable' analysis on politics, science, and particularly the bit where they bump into each other. I aim to give an independent, fact-focused, non-ideological take on the issues that matter.
Europe goes all compulsory on vaccines
Germany locks down the unvaccinated and signals a vote on mandatory vaccination. The Womens Tennis Association cancels all events in China over missing Peng Shuai. And the US Supreme Court starts the process of the overthrow of Roe v Wade.
Variant of concern
In this week’s news roundup, a new Covid-19 variant in Africa is causing enough concern that the UK is banning flights from affected countries. Germany forms a new coalition government and it’s remarkably woke, but can it last? And UK prime minister Boris Johnson has problems of his own as internal dissatisfaction with his leadership spills into the open.
Europe turns on the unvaxxed
Europe joins Biden’s America in using the power of the law against the unvaccinated. The world of women’s tennis refuses to bend to China’s will in defence of missing tennis champion Peng Shuai. And the Biden relationship with Kamala Harris becomes the source of intense speculation.
Did COP26 fix climate change?
COP26 is almost finished – what did it actually achieve? The UK and the US have declining covid cases but are contemplating vaccine mandates anyway. And Chinese premier Xi Jinping takes another step towards becoming ruler for life.
Our leaders are all idiots
The Boris Johnson government grapples with the consequences of its apparent incompetence in the fall-out over sleaze. The Biden administration grapples with the consequences of Democrats political radicalism in the wake of this week’s elections. And the COP26 conference actually surprises all of us by achieving more – on paper at least – than we expected.
COP26 has failed before it even begins?
The COP26 climate summit is here but has it already failed to achieve it’s goal? The UK accidentally runs a large-scale real-life experiment on the pandemic spread and European fights continue, with France versus the UK and the EU versus Poland.
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