David Paton

The mysterious fall of the teenage pregnancy

12 August 2020 4:13 pm

Across the globe, teenage pregnancy rates have been falling for at least the last 10 years but social scientists still…

The dangers of comparing different countries' death rates

16 April 2020 10:17 pm

Using differences in coronavirus death rates between countries to draw out policy conclusions is becoming a very popular pastime. Unfortunately,…

How Boris can avoid May’s Brexit trap during EU trade talks

18 December 2019 8:13 pm

Much of the nation breathed a sigh of relief when the exit poll was released. Whatever one’s views of the…

The lure of Corbynomics

30 November 2019 6:00 pm

With the polls seemingly reluctant to move in their favour, Labour have set out their stall very clearly: they hope…

Boris’s nightmare is that the EU accepts his Brexit offer

24 August 2019 3:30 pm

As was to be expected, the EU’s reaction to Boris Johnson’s offer of revisiting the Withdrawal Agreement if the backstop…

A Halloween no-deal Brexit is no longer a scary prospect

7 July 2019 5:00 pm

Project Fear is back after a seasonal break. Far from resolving anything, Theresa May’s decision to delay Brexit back in…