Alex Starling

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Tuesday, 23 February 2021

Making pupils wear masks is pointless and cruel

“Not in the classrooms because that is clearly nonsensical – you can’t teach with face coverings; you can’t expect people …

By Alex Starling



Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Mad travel policy is the latest misguided response to Covid

There is probably no need to relay the fine detail of the latest madness announced by our government.  A population …

By Alex Starling



Monday, 4 January 2021

Why are we not thinking rationally?

Writing in these pages in mid-December, I asked various questions that have yet to be answered.  Correlation does not imply causation, …

By Alex Starling



Wednesday, 16 December 2020

Show me the evidence: Christmas is innocent

It is still not clear to me how a seasonal epidemic earlier this year has escalated into a full-blown multi-dimensional …

By Alex Starling



Tuesday, 8 December 2020

Vaccinating the old first will get everyone out of restrictions sooner

Allan Massie writes in yesterday’s edition of Reaction that the youth of today should be prioritised in the UK Government’s …

By Alex Starling



Monday, 30 November 2020

Western political leadership has been captured by uncritical thinking and collective delusion

It does not take a genius schooled in the art of historical analysis to recognise that establishing a completely objective …

By Alex Starling



Thursday, 5 November 2020

England in 2020 – lockdown zealotry is criminalising compassion for elderly relatives

We have been living a social contradiction since the middle of March. The social contract between the public and the …

By Alex Starling



Monday, 19 October 2020

To lockdown or not to lockdown: how about we actually follow the science for a change?

With a few notable exceptions, the level of scientific discourse within the political and journalistic classes is abysmal. And for …

By Alex Starling



Wednesday, 14 October 2020

Not so SAGE: Boris must not give in to misguided calls for a circuit-breaker lockdown

The UK is on the verge of a collective – and utterly avoidable – nervous breakdown. But for some reason …

By Alex Starling