I’m frightened of dying of Covid-19

24 Mar

I’ve been aware since I was diagnosed five years ago that my leukaemia could kill me. My version is chronic rather than acute, so I’ve never had that sudden blind panic of imminent death that a cancer diagnosis can lead to. More of an extended — five year long, so far — musing on when […]

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Is this what a Green world looks like?

13 Mar

It’s chilling enough hearing the medical forecasts for the impact of coronavirus. But the economic forecasts are almost as worrying. Many businesses have already sent most of their staff home. At some point it seems likely that almost everyone bar essential workers such as healthcare providers will be ordered to work from home. The impact […]

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Every Home Secretary must fight the Home Office

25 Feb

Here’s a trick question: which Home Secretary has been subject to hostile briefings from within the department that they are too Right-wing, too populist, too lazy, too stupid and a bully? It’s a trick because the answer is: almost all of them. You can pretty much take your choice from any of those who have […]

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