Winter of Discontent

15 December 2022 Winter of Discontent General election? By Robert Kilconner ‘Good will’ be damned; it is the season for striking and one feature of the current disputes which seems to recur is a demand by the unions that they be allowed to speak directly to the politicians. Mike Lynch has asked to speak direct… Continue reading Winter of Discontent

No Business like Politics

Eagle Eyed

15 December 2022 There’s No Business Like Politics by J.R. Thomas We promised a look at the ever-fascinating manoeuvres of The Donald, and here we are.  The good news for Trump haters is that there are increasing signs that the Trump era may be drawing to a close, and what a short era it has… Continue reading No Business like Politics

Goodbye & Good Riddance

15 December 2022 Goodbye and good riddance … maybe by Paul Branch It’s long been thought that the world would be a far better place without one of life’s great useless extravagances: men.  The male of the human species has much to answer for – wars, gender discrimination, football hooliganism, bad jokes, bad taste etc… Continue reading Goodbye & Good Riddance


15 December 2022 Anonymity The Times takes a stand. By John Watson The malicious comment, that staple of the aggressive social media user, finds itself under threat for once as The Times announces that in future all comments posted on its site will have to be signed with the real name of the person posting… Continue reading Anonymity

New Definitions

15 December 2022 New Definitions ‘How did we end up here?’ By Lynda Goetz ‘How did we end up here?’ asks Harry at one point in his and Meghan’s ‘whingefest’ Netflix series. Well, in his case it would appear to be the result of sibling resentment, an overly ambitious, narcissistic American wife who understands nothing… Continue reading New Definitions

And the Aim is?

15 December 2022 And the Aim is? Planning Strategy by Lynda Goetz There are two ways of looking at last week’s government backtracking on two major planning issues. One is that it is listening (or perhaps rather being forced to listen) to its backbenchers and the other is that it appears to have no real… Continue reading And the Aim is?

Putsch Back to 1871

8 December 2022 Putsch Back to 1871 Germany and the Reich movement. By Neil Tidmarsh This week, Germany’s chancellor Scholz was widely criticized for declaring that he’d be willing to reset his and Germany’s relationship with Putin and Russia back to the good old days of 2019 once the Ukraine crisis is over. If Putin’s… Continue reading Putsch Back to 1871


8 December 2022 Delegation Labour’s solution. By John Watson Well, at long last they have done some thinking. The Labour Party’s Commission on the UK’s future, chaired by Gordon Brown, has published its report: “Renewing our Democracy and Rebuilding our Economy”. Perhaps the most newsworthy proposal is the replacement of the House of Lords by… Continue reading Delegation

Pulpit Thoughts

7 December 2022 Pulpit Thoughts by J.R. Thomas For those of our readers who were present for morning service last Sunday (not many, probably, going by the recently published 2021 census statistics on religion in the UK), the First Reading might have caused a moment’s reflection.  This time of year is of course Advent and… Continue reading Pulpit Thoughts

Moderators and Review Bodies

8 December 2022 Moderators and Review Bodies Fig leaves? by Don Urquhart Nadhim Zahawi is one of those people you put on TV to defend the indefensible.  On Sunday’s political programmes (Ridge and Kuenssberg) Mr Zahawi had two sets of responses.  When asked about the deplorable financial performance and prospects he fell back on the… Continue reading Moderators and Review Bodies

Under the Bus

8 December 2022 Under the Bus Lady Susan Hussey By Robert Kilconner Lady Susan Hussey was guilty of a number of things at the Sistah Space reception. Bad manners for one thing. It is never all right to touch people without their permission or to press them about their racial origins without good reason. Insensitivity,… Continue reading Under the Bus


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The See-Saw

1 December 2022 The See-Saw And the need for new institutions. By John Watson The accession of Rishi Sunak to the office of Prime Minister has one benefit which members of all parties can enjoy. Nowadays if you switch on your television, the news is no longer dominated by the doings of Westminster and you… Continue reading The See-Saw

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