Author Archives: thespeedofdark

About thespeedofdark

David Winship has written an unauthorised autobiography and several critically disdained literary tomes. His work is frequently compared with Steinbeck, Orwell and Hemingway, but unfortunately Mike Steinbeck, Daisy Orwell and Howard Hemingway were all terrible writers. He has been totally overlooked for the most prestigious literary awards worldwide, which is a shame as most of the words are spelled correctly. In fact, his books contain material that ranks with the finest literary works in history: all the right letters are there, just not necessarily in the right order. Dave's blog (The Speed Of Dark Blog) is part of his crusade for truth and justice and universal entitlement to free real ale. It may well be that his whole purpose in life is to serve as a warning to others. Amazon Author Page

Leadership and the Tipping Point

Presented with the example of high-profile leaders (such as Donald Trump for example), how do we define good leadership qualities? What we see with Trump is conviction, perseverance and decisiveness. And, on the face of it, these are all admirable … Continue reading

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Coronaverse

When I get bored in lockdown, And feel my patience ebb, I gossip with a spider I discovered on the web. I try to do some yoga (But cannot cross my legs), Make castles out of loo rolls, Draw faces … Continue reading

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No U-turns!

How much credibility can a government retain when it makes so many U-turns, careering from one crisis to another, lurching from one populist headline to the next, equipped with nothing but the flimsiest of straplines and slogans for brakes?

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Pandemic? Don’t panic! (Lies, damned lies and statistics)

With a second wave of fearmongering now being orchestrated by the mainstream media, a bizarre fraud of staggering proportions is starting to come to light. A prominent feature of the daily Downing Street press conferences during the lockdown was the … Continue reading

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MMR Vaccine and Link with Autism

In 1998, a study was published in the Lancet medical journal, purporting to show a link between the MMR vaccine and autism. When the truth eventually emerged, the paper was retracted. The lead author, Andrew Wakefield, was disgraced and lost … Continue reading

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“The important thing is to have a target.”

Deadlines make headlines. Whether the Health Secretary’s target gets met or not, all the attention on the target will serve as a smokescreen, distracting the public from the truth that far too few tests were carried out during the first … Continue reading

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Lockdown Blues

I’ve been buying only essentials And obeying the government rules. I’ve been doing the clapping for carers And plenty of video calls. I’ve run out of pasta and loo rolls And queued at the chemist for meds. I’ve done quizzes … Continue reading

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I’m Under House Arrest?! For how long?

I never thought I’d echo a thought expressed by Donald Trump, of all people, but if we’re effectively under house arrest, maybe we should be worrying about the cure for coronavirus being worse than the disease? Draconian restrictions of liberty … Continue reading

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Animal Astronauts

Several tales of animal astronauts such as Laika, Ham and Felicette are well-known within popular culture and have lasting memorials, but very few people are aware of the ordeals they were forced to endure to facilitate human exploration of space. … Continue reading

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Wishing Shelf Book Awards

The Moon Pigeon has been shortlisted as one of the 2019 FINALISTS in The Wishing Shelf Book Awards. The children’s books were read and judged by children in 8 UK primary and secondary schools, the adult books by 2 Reading … Continue reading

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