George Yarrow

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Tuesday, 12 January 2021

Judging vaccination success requires numbers, not guesswork

There is no doubt that hospitals are currently under severe pressure, particularly in those regions of the UK where the …

By George Yarrow

Tuesday, 15 December 2020

Difficult trade-offs: the ins and outs of the level playing field

The level playing field (LPF) negotiations between the UK and the EU seem to have been bedevilled by a lack …

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Monday, 21 September 2020

Covid-19 panic and the perils of exponential growth curve bias

Exponential growth bias (EGB) is one of a long list of cognitive biases identified by psychologists and perceptions of it …

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Monday, 3 August 2020

From herd immunity to herd mentality: risk-obsessed politicians are dupes of their own sophistry

In 2006 the Better Regulation Commission published a rather good document titled “Risk, Responsibility and Regulation: whose risk is it …

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Wednesday, 19 February 2020

Eureka! David Frost hit the nail on the head on Brexit

David Frost’s ULB lecture of the 17 February exhibits a strategic coherence unmatched in previous statements by UK officials or …

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Wednesday, 5 December 2018

How to solve Brexit - stick with the EEA and evolve

Simplify, simplify, simplify! (Thoreau) In the face of very complex sets of challenges, good policy strategy generally seeks simplification, based …

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