Has probably just signed its death knell. I have always believed the BBC to be, a sometimes slightly tainted, but generally fine advocate of free journalism and impartiality. This view was eroded by the frequent appearance of people like Farage on QT. But I still believed.


We now move on to the interesting bit! The woman has been found guilty, the main protagonist found dead in a police cell. We know the police will not prosecute the men involved, the Met Police have refused to even investigate – but then a racist, misogynist and elitist organisation would not compromise those in power.


Prince Andrew said he does not sweat – I wonder how it is going now? His latest court claim is that Virginia Giuffre lives in Australia. That seems to be desperation to use obscure technicalities to get him off the hook. Meanwhile with Ghislaine Maxwell facing the rest of her life in jail how long before she spills the beans? I am sure she will receive enough ‘donations’ to ensure numerous appeals, or will she mysteriously commit suicide in gaol?


Numbers soaring but it is ok says Johnson and the band of killers. he got it wrong last year and thousands died; let us all hope he has not got it wrong yet again. As ever I am confused by the stats. Deaths of people who had covid in the last 28 days is a figure often quoted as misleading. Does that include a person who died in a car crash 3 weeks ago? If this last statement is true then surely the death rate should be spiralling to record highs as perhaps as high as 1 in 10 people in London alone will have tested positive for Covid in the last 28 days?

The map of cases is showing the rest of the country following London – Bristol is unto 1424/100000 and North Somerset up to 863. Essex on 1605.

And the gutter press – which is most of it is championing Johnson – even Mel Gibson has made some trite and uneducated comment reflecting his past glory in Braveheart – jerk.


By definition, epidemiology is the study (scientific, systematic, and data-driven) of the distribution (frequency, pattern) and determinants (causes, risk factors) of health-related states and events (not just diseases) in specified populations (neighborhood, school, city, state, country, global).


Oh so warm – but temperatures will drop into the new year to the average for the time of year. Some possibility of frost in the last third of the month. A New Years wish is for better weather for our wildlife, especially butterflies and insects; and favourable winds for migrating birds like the swifts and swallows and martins which seem to need a bumper breeding season.

FOOTBALL -Predictions

Despite games in hand for Spurs and ManU the top 4 look to have it sewn up this season. manC look the strongest with Liverpool second and then Chelsea. Will Arsenal keep their top 4 position? At the bottom it looks grim for Norwich and Newcastle (although maybe a half billion might change things?). Burnley re gritty, Watford have moments of inspiration, Leeds seem dogged by bad luck and injuries. Everton and Southampton are probably the fatal’ too good to go down’ whilst I suspect Brentford will take the plunge at the end of the season.