Britain economics correspondent, @TheEconomist. Economics, history, other stuff. Book on British economic history due 2021.
Joined on 2 September, 2009
Spent some enjoyable time in the 1909 Hansard records this week while writing on the minimum wage. It's amazing how similar the debate over pros and cons remains, more than a century later. (Even though we have loads of empirical evidence now they didn't have then).
Curious for views from UK based office workers.
By this Autumn how often do you expect to be in the office? (Assuming most restrictions lifted/much lighter).
Obvs not a representative poll and all that. But just about the exact inverse of what I expected.
January 11th, 2020:
The first death from "novel coronavirus" is reported in the media, having occurred on January 9th.
Public Health England publishes new guidelines for hospitals, including a section on safely handling the corpses of infected patients
An account tweeting the UK covid story one year on.
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