How likely are you to die of coronavirus?

1 Apr

The national conversation is dominated by coronavirus statistical models at the moment. The Imperial College model, the Oxford model, the other Imperial model.  I want to talk about the models, and what they tell us, because the outputs of these models drive the government’s response — and thousands of lives could turn on them. It’s […]

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What’s driving so many kids to ‘go country’?

18 Mar

In October 2017 my then 12-year-old son and I were idly flicking through our local Walthamstow newspaper when I spotted a missing person’s appeal for a north London schoolboy, aged 15. I sighed, “poor kid, wonder if he’s dead or alive”. But my son said: “I know where he is, look…” He showed me a […]

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