Editor's Blog

Mar
26

Editorial Friday 26 March 2021: From The Sun King to a mere Prince of Wales - NHS 'England' comms boss Simon Enright is off

Simon's off. No, not that Simon: the other Simon. The demotion from being director of communications for The Sun King
1 min read
Mar
26

Editorial Thursday 25 March 2021: Weird Government: up-talking Matt and outsourcing accountability for TAT

My latest column for BMJ is here [https://blogs.bmj.com/bmj/2021/03/19/andy-cowper-an-aria-of-revenge-sung-by-dominic-cummings/] , and my latest for
3 min read
Mar
17

Editorial Wednesday 17 March 2021: Hancock's half-witted hopes to re-politicise top NHS appointments

There are only a limited number of new ideas in the world. There are also only a certain number of
2 min read
Mar
17

Editorial Tuesday 16 March 2021: The Government's Covid19 blame game - pattern recognition and kitchen sink surrealism

'Kitchen sink realism' [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kitchen_sink_realism] was the portmanteau term given to new British realist
4 min read
Mar
15

Editorial Tuesday 9 March 2021: The separation of Church and State (and Treasury)

My latest HSJ column is here [https://www.hsj.co.uk/policy-and-regulation/cowpers-cut-kick-the-can/7029636.article] , and latest bits for BMJ
4 min read
Mar
12

Editorial Wednesday 10 March 2021: Does Test And Trace work?

On 4 April 2020 the Department for Health But Social Care launched its plan to provide a major testing service
3 min read
Mar
12

Editorial Thursday 11 March 2021: Health Minister Nadine Dorries to nurses: their husbands' pay/furlough makes 1% pay offer OK

There is a demarcation issue with this Government. They are trying to put satirists out of business. Where's the Competition
1 min read
Feb
22

Editorial Monday 22 Feburary 2021: The Cummings defence

People's Partridge [https://www.hsj.co.uk/policy-and-regulation/cowpers-cut-the-peoples-chat-show-host/7027559.article] and Secretary Of State For The Time Being Matt
3 min read
Feb
18

Editorial Wednesday 17 Feburary 2021: The Hancock paradox

There is a not-good report out today from the self-identified think-tank 'Reform'. I'm not linking to it because it's pretty
3 min read
Feb
16

Editorial Monday 15 February 2021: The Cummings-Back Kid

"Guess who's back - back again?" [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_nOXbNetVQ] You can't keep a good man
2 min read