The Usual Propaganda – Thousands Die As Government Misses Salt Reduction Targets

A well rehearsed press release hits the newspapers today. Because the Coalition allowed industry to be voluntary in its salt reduction targets therefore thousands have died. We should instead have the thwack of firm government as bureaucrats get to...

NHS Alexa

From our correspondent in Swindon: From The BBC Worried about a lump? Got a nasty cough that won't budge? Many people Google queries about such symptoms daily - but now they can get NHS advice instantly by asking Amazon's Alexa. The voice-activated assistant...

Soho The Unhealthiest Place In Britain Scientists Say

Isn't this a surprise, the red light district is the unhealthiest place in the country? Soho is Britain’s unhealthiest place to live, study finds Except our definition here is very much more stupid than that. The central London area had the greatest...

To Explain Rising Mortality Rates By The Change In Population

We've another report insisting that austerity is murdering us all in our beds. This not necessarily being quite the truth. For the claim actually is that rising inequality is killing our kidz. Which is a difficult thing to prove: The...

Another Blow For The Feminist We’re All Entirely Equal Demand

The phrase "separate but equal" has unfortunate overtones in our language, given the manner in which it was used in both South Africa and the Democratic South to justify racial discrimination. And yet it's clearly a part of the...

Monstrous Strawman Argument Against Outsourcing In The NHS

One way to win an argument is to misstate your opponent's logic, show that your misstatement is silly to ludicrous, then dance in victory at the lamentations of their women. This is also known as strawmanning. A useful example...

NHS Waiting Times For Cancer Treatment Are What Did You Say?

It's a commonplace that the National Health service is a Wonder of the World. Such a phantastic creation that near no one other than Cuba has bothered to try to replicate the structure. It's also a commonplace that the...

So Here’s A Nice Lie About The National Health Service

We're used to lies about the NHS of course - Wonder of the World it is, so much so that no one copied the system. It's more efficient to have no competition when the NHS is actually worst among...

Homeoprophylaxis, Vaccine, One Of These Is Immunological Education That Works

The power of Woo! to excite the credulous is, of course, unbounded. There is no other possible explanation for the existence of the Democratic Party after all. Everything will be better if we just take stuff from those who...

Mevagissey’s GP Problem – There’s Just Not Enough Money In A Cornish Fishing Village

Given that this is all just a plot rerun of Doc Martin - perhaps without the unexpected pregnancy or the social incompetence - maybe we shouldn't worry too much about Mevagissey and its shortage of anyone who actually wants...

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NEF’s Error – A Universal Income Is On Top Of The...

The New Economics Foundation - usually known as not economics frankly - tells us that we should abolish the personal allowance for income tax...