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WHO is Right: Lockdowns Should Be Short and Sharp. Here Are 4 Other Essential COVID-19 Strategies

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 19/10/2020 - 8:55pm in

As cases of COVID-19 spike yet again in the US and Europe, what public health measures have successfully stemmed the pandemic’s spread?

Eating More Chocolate: A Cure for Pandemic Fatigue?

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 19/10/2020 - 12:55am in

Europe and the USA succumb to pandemic fatigue. Vigilance is the only known counter to spread of the virus. Practice small pleasures.

Brexit: Standoff

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 16/10/2020 - 7:49pm in

Will Johnson pull the Brexit plug today, or decide to fight another day?

EU Wins WTO Ruling on Boeing Subsidies, Following WTO Ruling for the US on Airbus Subsidies. Tariff War On?

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 14/10/2020 - 9:25pm in

WTO rulings on tit-for-tat aircraft manufacturer disputes look likely to produce dueling tariffs at least in the near term.

Asking Keir Starmer about Brexit

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 12/10/2020 - 7:38pm in

I asked a question of Keir Starmer on LBC this morning. It was, near enough, this:

Thanks for taking my call.

What I know from my discussions with business people is that almost all of them want a delay to the Brexit process. They are already struggling with Covid. And they know that the extra stress from Brexit could kill their businesses.

So my question is will you now demand a delay in the Brexit transition process, come what may, to just let business, our economy and our food supply chains have a chance?

And if not, why not, because surely this is now as important as Covid in ensuring that our country keeps functioning?

I regret to say that Keir Starmer ducked the question. He said that Brexit was decided upon, he hoped for a deal, and there was nothing he could do about it now. What is more, he said that business just want a deal - which is emphatically not true, as I know.

I got a brief follow up to make clear that he had not addressed my issues. But I did not get the chance to make clear that he could demand action to help business at a PMQ session. And that was a shame.

Was I impressed by the answer? No, to be candid. It was exactly what a government minister might have given. And that is not what I expect of a Leader of the Opposition. No wonder Labour is struggling to get ahead in the polls.

Rana Foroohar and Mark Blyth: How Deep Will the Depression Get?

Rana Roroohar and Mark Blyth discuss the elections, tech, China, and Covid v. recovery with Paul Jay.

‘A Definite and Sustained Increase’: Europe Leads Record Single-Day Worldwide Covid-19 Infection Surge

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 10/10/2020 - 12:55am in

Europe reported nearly 100,000 new Covid-19 infections on Thursday—more than in the U.S., India, and Brazil, the world's Covid-19 case leaders

Brexit: Running the Clock Down

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 07/10/2020 - 9:09pm in

Why Brexit motion should not be confused with progress.

Brexit: Confrontation

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 02/10/2020 - 7:22pm in

The Brexit process is as ugly as ever.

Google/Fitbit Will Monetize Health Data and Harm Consumers

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 01/10/2020 - 7:15pm in

Top economists warn of the dangers of the propsed Google acquisition of Fitbit and look at possible remedies.