Entries by James Allan

Principleless, Panicked and Power-Hungry

Estimated Reading Time: 6 minutes

Pandemic Panic was a fascinating book to read, especially for a lawyer like me. It very quickly had my blood pressure way up as it reminded me of the nearly three years of governmental thuggery, heavy-handedness, imposition of idiotic and often irrational rules, and resort to lockdown lunacy. If that last sentence sounds as though I […]

Collapse of the Covid Regime?

Estimated Reading Time: 5 minutes

“Those are my principles, and if you don’t like them . . . well, I have others.” Attributed to Groucho Marx The Chief epidemiologist of Sweden, Anders Tegnell, likes to say that his country’s approach to Covid was shaped by the October 2019 World Health Organization’s and Britain’s then pandemic playbooks, which in turn had […]

Australian Covid-Zero Idiocy: Covid Tyranny def. Djokovic

Estimated Reading Time: 5 minutes

Australia’s response to the Covid pandemic has been incredibly heavy-handed. I know. For my sins, I live there. Alone amongst the democratic nations of the world, Australia locked its own citizens inside the country. Only those who received special bureaucratic permission to leave the country were allowed to do so, and there were very few […]