21 January 2016: Issue 37 Week in Brief UK International Financial Comment The Road to Peace by Neil Tidmarsh The journey to a new Syria is due to start in Geneva next Monday. Charge! by J. R. Thomas Fading Icons: Free Admission. Anonymity Or Spotlight In Rape Cases? by Lynda Goetz Where is the justice
28 January 2016 The Blind leading the Blind What is the point of forward guidance? by Frank O’Nomics When should we expect UK interest rates to rise? For many years economist have examined the fan charts of inflation forecasts in the Bank of England Inflation Report for clues as to the likely timing of a
28 January 2015 Leaving It Alone by J.R.Thomas In two esoteric worlds last week there was fluttering and muttering as a philosophy of conservation, long the focus of academic contention, was debated yet again. Two very different worlds; one a country house of world architectural importance in Surrey; the other an obscure railway in central
28 January 2016 Crossword by Boffles Poets’ Corner Across 7 Although very tired, it winds somewhere safe to sea (Swinburne) (8,5) 8 Longed to be in England in April (8) 9 The Pobble lacked them (4) 10 Judy O’Grady and the Colonel’s lady are sisters under this (3,4) 12 A Cardinal
28 January 2016 Labour’s Lessons from Defeat What we expect from Mr Corbyn. By John Watson The closure of Kellingley colliery may represent the end of deep mining for coal in the UK but the reader certainly has to do a lot of digging to extract from Margaret Beckett’s report “Learning the Lessons from Defeat”
28 January 2016 Tories Nationalise Railways by J.R.Thomas Apologies to confused readers; you are right, it is not April Fool’s Day . The proverbial Martian, newly arrived on earth and standing on a garishly decorated railway platform in London, might assume it is though. The Conservative Party is in favour of private enterprise, of allowing
28 January 2016 Geneva A seating plan for peace. By Chin Chin If there is one thing which permeates the Christmas holiday it is seating plans. It may be a season for goodwill but if you put Great Aunt Margaret next to her sister-in-law at lunch you will discover that the only references to charity
28 January 2016 Week in Brief: International AFGHANISTAN: A suicide bomber killed seven employees of the TV channel TOLO and injured at least 25 other people. Last year the Taliban announced that they would be targeting the channel. President Obama has authorised US special forces to combat Isis-affiliated groups, which have infiltrated Afghanistan from Pakistan.