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The true costs to the UK economy as a result of Brexit

February 22, 2019


The Centre for European Reform on 27 January 2019 produced one of their Insights dedicated to the costs of Brexit to the UK economy to September 2018 [link]. These analyses indicated that the UK economy is 2.3% smaller than it should have been, which equates to £17 billion per annum or, in ‘side-of-the-bus’ terminology £320 […]

Thinking about time-series……and mobile phones

December 13, 2018


I recently published a paper with the exciting title ‘Analyses of temporal and spatial patterns of glioblastoma multiforme and other brain cancer subtypes in relation to mobile phones using synthetic counterfactuals’ in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Research. At the time of writing this is still available as open access here [link], but because this research did not […]

Review of “The Naked Ape”

December 21, 2016


50 years post-publication, I finally read (and reviewed) Desmond Morris’ “The Naked Ape”: 

New blog post “Epidemiology: a canine intervention”

December 13, 2016


Sometimes, in science, and specifically in epidemiology, all that is needed is a dog’s perspective… …especially when it is about them… Read more my site ‘The FunPolice’ <link> Or direct to article: <link>  

Book Review of “Intellectuals and Society”

October 20, 2016


So I read and reviewed “Intellectuals and Society” by the American economist, social theorist, political philosopher and author Thomas Sowell. What a waste of time…. More on the Fun Police Website (Link to The Fun Police)

New blog post “Slinging mud at El Diablo”

October 4, 2016


“Is there Evidence of Adverse Health Effects Near US Nuclear Installations? Infant Mortality in Coastal Communities near The Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Station in California, 1989-2012”. ? …Is there…? Read the full story at The Fun Police: link Or directly to the article: link

New Fun Police blog post: “How not to die when watching television”

August 5, 2016


Sometime last week the British, and probably international, newspapers were full of stories about new scientific data proving that binge watching (i.e. watching more than one episode of a series at a time, suppose) is detrimental to your health. Just a selection of the headings: “Binge watching TV programmes could kill you, according to Japanese scientists” (BBC)  […]