Patel’s points-based illusion

Mr Johnson’s conservatives have had a busy couple of weeks, which ended in an immigration related crescendo. The Home Secretary, Priti Patel, introduced the government’s plans to enact a points-based immigration system following the end of the Brexit transition period. The system proposes that a potential immigrant must first obtain 70 points before being able … Continue reading Patel’s points-based illusion

Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman: review

Neverwhere follows an awkward, shy and, during the beginning of the novel, infuriatingly agreeable Richard Mayhew: A Scot turned superficial Londoner. The reader walks into the story with Richard living, essentially, a mundane life. He has Fiancée, Jessica, as well as an office job and a few laddish friends. He feigns contentment with his predicament … Continue reading Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman: review

An open investment. . .

Differences in musical ability are often associated with formal training, deliberate practise and a healthy dose of ‘natural talent’. Research, however, is beginning to contest this theory, opting for a more nuanced approach. Children all the way through to adulthood are presented with a wide variety of entertainment, recreation and stimulation, culminating into a host … Continue reading An open investment. . .

The pollsters attempt to shift methods

The initiation of a nation-wide election is like the sunrise to statisticians and pollsters. Instead of the quintessential morning coffee, this most peculiar of creatures brews tea and, as a morning exercise, attempts to predict the ways in which the tea leaves will move. Pollsters attempt to use statistics in an effort to model voting … Continue reading The pollsters attempt to shift methods