Pause for Laughter

Eagle Eyed

27 January 2022 Pause for Laughter  by J.R. Thomas Who said President Joe Biden could not handle a long press conference?  There he was, looking fit and cheery, with two hours allocated for a “meet the media” session to mark his first year in office.  His second solo press conference in a year!  The boy… Continue reading Pause for Laughter

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It’s a Gas

27 January 2022 It’s a Gas By Paul Branch Here in the Cotswolds they say that if you stand on the elevated green of the first hole at Chipping Norton golf course, on a clear day you could see all the way through a gap in the Urals to the Siberian Steppes …. if the… Continue reading It’s a Gas

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Ukraine

27 January 2022 Ukraine What is Moscow’s motivation? By Neil Tidmarsh A country faces imminent invasion. It makes desperate appeals to its western allies, who have helped to train and equip its army for the last decade or so, but it’s clear that they won’t send their own troops to fight in its defence. The… Continue reading Ukraine

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Being Safe

27 January 2022 Being Safe Parties and the precautionary principle. By Lynda Goetz One of those odd little items of news last week was that of the 91 year-old in Italy who died attempting to escape from his Italian care home. Allison Pearson uses this story as an opening to an article entitled ‘Killers have… Continue reading Being Safe

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Angry Cows

27 January 2022 Angry Cows The message from Uttar Pradesh. By Robert Kilconner Well, at least I’m no longer alone. Many years ago in a town in Rajasthan I was pursued down the street by a cow. It was a female cow (yes, I know, the word is being used loosely) and as far as… Continue reading Angry Cows

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Issue 308: 2022 01 20: “Sentence first…

20 January 2022 “Sentence First…  verdict afterwards”   by J.R.Thomas           …verdict afterwards”.  How readers laughed when the Queen of Hearts insisted that the Knave of Heart’s head should be removed before time was wasted on any further court hearings, in Alice in Wonderland.  Was Lewis Carroll being satirical when he wrote that; or was he… Continue reading Issue 308: 2022 01 20: “Sentence first…

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