Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Mark Ellse

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Mark Ellse is a physicist and author. He is a former headmaster, independent school inspector and A level chief examiner.

The real risk from Covid

IN TCW yesterday I pointed out that the death rate for 2020 was very little different from other recent years.  Today I ask: When will...

The not-so exceptional year of Covid

NOW that 2020 has ended, we are in a position to see what a whole year with Covid has been like. Here are whole-year...

Mark Ellse: Britain says farewell to austerity and pays the world an APR of 90 per cent

Mark Ellse: Britain says farewell to austerity and pays the world an APR of 90 per cent There's a horrible business in many high streets...

Mark Ellse: The modern world seems to need laws on everything

Yesterday’s Telegraph, just one single day's news, shows how many laws we need to create a really fair society. (Or does it show that we...

Mark Ellse: Lesson of Marine A is that soldiers are programmed to kill not split hairs

'You've been very unfortunate,' said the surgeon as the extent of the cancer was revealed. 'Oh no,' was my father's response. 'Many of my friends...

Mark Ellse: I’d rather be protected by Matt Damon than Uma Thurman

The opera Carmen depicts the turbulent relationship between a woman only too aware of her sexual allure and Don José, an innocent soldier she...

Mark Ellse: Language is key to healing our society

In 1881 Eliezer Ben-Yehuda immigrated into Palestine. As a linguist, particularly as a Hebrew scholar, thinking of the Jews scattered around the world, he...

Mark Ellse: You cannot brainwash a girl to love science

I can speak about her openly now. Now that she's married and no longer bears my name. I did my best but failed completely....

Mark Ellse: The louder Bercow squeaks about equality, the faster we count our spoons

How on earth did Speaker Bercow, the best paid politician in the land, arrive at 'All are equal' as the motto on his taxpayer-funded...

Mark Ellse: Oxfam needs a lesson in market economics

No-one denies the many things wrong in the world. There is indeed something disturbing about the way that chief executives of FTSE 100 companies...

Mark Ellse: Brexit is Theresa’s get out of jail card

Sajid Javid: 'It's no use, Prime Minister, I've done my best to cajole the local authorities, but I can't do a thing about it....

Mark Ellse: Mistaken Merkel turns a blind eye to distressed Christians

'Get up,' the angel said to Joseph, 'take the child Jesus and his mother and escape to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you,...

Mark Ellse: Our asylum system is all about feeling good about ourselves

'Get up,' the angel said to Joseph, 'take the child Jesus and his mother and escape to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you,...

Mark Ellse: We should be wary of granting asylum to political agitators

'Get up,' the angel said to Joseph, 'take the child Jesus and his mother and escape to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you,...

Mark Ellse: We should work out who our friends are – and stick by them

'Get up,' the angel said to Joseph, 'take the child Jesus and his mother and escape to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you,...

Mark Ellse: The care crisis will drive us deeper into ruinous debt

Far too often, looking at the Westminster Government, one thinks it is like a man who has undone his belt, discarded his braces and...

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