To Mask or Not to Mask

I remain pretty confused about this business of wearing face masks.  I first expressed reservations about the efficacy of face coverings in a post on Friday 24 April and came to the tentative conclusion then that they may have little effect. 

Protests must be peaceful

I am seriously worried by the fact that so many (meant to be peaceful) demonstrations end up by being anything but.  The motives of organisers may be sincere, right and proper but it appears that too often now the demonstrations are unfortunately used as a catalyst by some in the crowds.

Food Standards and Chlorinated Chicken

I am receiving an increasing number of e mails from people worried by a campaign which suggests we are about to abandon food standards and indeed receive ‘chlorinated chicken’ form the United States.

Black Lives Matter

Who isn’t horrified about what happened to an African American man called George Floyd in Minnesota when a policeman knelt on his neck until no air could get through to his lungs and he suffocated? I abhor what happened to George Floyd.

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Yesterday I was briefed by the Leader and Chief Executive of Bromley Council on the local situation in what has now become a weekly ritual.

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For most of my life I have relied and treasured the BBC as a national institution.  As a boy, living with my parents in the Middle East (Jordan, Aden and Cyprus), I remember always hearing the signature tune, Lilliburlero after the gripping words ‘This is London’ before news bulletins on the Worl

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It seems to me that traffic and people outside walking around are very much back to normal despite the fact that we are still meant to be in lockdown.

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Today I want to have a look at the system we are trying to introduce which is called Contact Tracing.

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Apparently, the R rate in London is down to 0.4 which is the lowest in the country.  The explanation for this is that London was infected first and most, and is thus (for reasons I know not) the first place where the infection rate was likely to go down.  Most certainly we here in South East Lond

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On the face of it London seems to be coming out of the Coronavirus tunnel. We should not get too excited but the NHS itself suggested on 20 May that in the previous 24 hours nobody had died in hospital in London or at least in any of the six major NHS Trust Hospital groups in the capital.