Informed By Policy

BY JAMES BEMBRIDGE One journalist has revealed what many have long suspected: that the advice given by SAGE is anything but sage. I refer to the scandal which now surrounds the government body’s endless modelling of questionably high death figures – not since Kate Moss’ party days has a modelling scandal involved so many illicit highs. Through a series of well-placed questions, the Spectator’s Fraser … Continue reading Informed By Policy

The Reign of Experts

BY FREDERICK EDWARD Are you an expert? They seem to be everywhere nowadays. You can’t turn on the telly or read the news without an ‘expert’ passing their judgement on something. ‘Humanity to be extinct by tea-time next Wednesday,’ will claim one, ‘unless garden hosepipe ban immediately introduced.’ Invariably, a COBRA meeting will follow this pronouncement, with Generalissimo Johnson appearing before the nation looking like … Continue reading The Reign of Experts