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Brexit special

‘I see no ships…’

As Britain made contingency plans for a no deal Brexit, the hapless UK Transport Secretary, Chris Grayling, might have uttered these words. He awarded a £13.8 million contract for ferry services to Seabourne Freight – a company which possessed no ships. However the phrase originated with Horatio Nelson who, when ordered to flee during a sea battle, raised his telescope to his blind eye and claimed not to see the signal to retreat. The NELSON CT lung cancer screening study ( see page 247 ) had more vision than its namesake. In this month’s Thorax, the authors report that over half of new solid nodules resolve spontaneously and only 7% are new lung cancers. The best predictors of malignancy are volume doubling time and nodule volume. Nelson (the Admiral) blockaded French ports to prevent an attach on England. Let’s hope there is no similar disruption to sea farers on 29 March…

Research but not as we know it…

The European Research Group, claims to conduct research on the merits of the United Kingdom leaving the EU. …

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