Articles tagged COronavirus:

A Reader Writes... My Struggle to Return to the UK From Thailand

  • 29 Mar 2020

I've been getting a lot of emails from people telling me of their difficulties during this Coronavirus crisis. A lot of them are from British nationals struggling to get back to this country. On Wednesday on my show I talked to Peter in Peru who was having great difficulties. ...

Coronavirus: The Co-Parenting Challenges Facing Divorced Parents

  • 27 Mar 2020

When the Prime Minister made his address to the nation on Monday evening he stated in clear terms that households should not now visit relatives with whom they do not live. Many divorced parents must have wondered how that would affect contact with their children. The follo...

Ten Books To Get You Through Coronavirus

  • 25 Mar 2020

The Fog by James Herbert This book taught me more about sex than any other. It's a horror story about a fog which causes people to do, well, some "interesting" things. I'll never forget the gym scene! Power Trip by Damian McBride In the top 5 of the 600 books ...

We All Need to Take the Strain Off the NHS

  • 22 Mar 2020

It's quite clear that the NHS is soon going to come under intolerable pressure. The least we can all do is to try to not burden it with unnecessary visits. I got an email from a listener, Sam, a few minutes ago. We all need to think like Sam... Love the show I have been a...

Book Update: Publication Date of WHY CAN'T WE ALL JUST GET ALONG Delayed Until August

  • 20 Mar 2020

As many of you will know, I have a book coming out this year, all about the decline in public discourse. I learned yesterday that the publishers, HarperCollins, have decided to postpone publication from 28 May to 6 August. I wholly understand (and support) the decision. Eve...

Ten Ways to Help You Survive Twelve Weeks of Self-Isolation

  • 20 Mar 2020

  Watch 120 episodes of MADAM SECRETARY on Amazon Prime. It's like West Wing and with a Secretary of State who saves the world in every episode. Great feelgood telly Download every song ever made by MANGO GROOVE and play them on a loop Watch all five series of OUTLAN...

Something Must be Done to Help Individuals and Business. But What?

  • 18 Mar 2020

In every crisis there's always a cry from the media and the general public for 'action this day'. The 'Something Must Be Done' crowd are in full cry. And when something is 'done', it's rarely ever considered to be enough.  Yesterday the government announced a raft of measur...

Why I'm in 'Spendid Isolation' and Broadcasting from Home

  • 17 Mar 2020

Given the government’s advice yesterday, I am now in what I am calling Splendid Isolation. Why? Because I am a type 2 diabetic and therefore in a high risk group. The government advice is that anyone in a high risk group – ie the elderly those with diabetes or a respiratory...

Coronavirus: Why Schools Should Stay Open & The Country Shouldn't Be Put in Lockdown - Yet

  • 14 Mar 2020

You will have seen Professor John Ashton on your TV screens over the last few days, or heard him on your radio. He certainly talks a good game, and on the surface makes some good points when he criticises the government's entire policy over Coronavirus. The trouble was, his ma...

Coronavirus: Nudge, Action This Day & the Need to Minimise Risk

  • 14 Mar 2020

One of the big debates that we should be having is the conflict between the power of the state and the responsibility of the individual. Throughout the Coronavirus crisis there have been constant calls for the government to take action - usually quite drastic action. There's n...