10 May 2018 Diary of a Corbynista A Smoking Gun? by Don Urquhart 3 May The charity Homes 4 Heroes estimates that around 4,500 ex-servicemen are sleeping on the streets. Alexander Palmer served in an Army commando regiment but was discharged in November 2015 after his head was “crushed” in a violent attack. He suffered… Continue reading Issue 153: 2018 05 10: Diary of a Corbynista
10 May 2018 The Iran Deal Trump’s biggest gamble. By Neil Tidmarsh So President Trump has rolled the dice and we can see where they’ve fallen. Is anyone surprised? No, not really. He was a critic of Obama’s deal to freeze Iran’s nuclear enrichment programme even before he was a presidential candidate, and he’s been… Continue reading Issue 153: 2018 05 10: The Iran Deal
10 May 2018 Housey Housey More and more regulation by J.R.Thomas It is almost forty years since Mrs Thatcher won her surprise electoral victory in 1979 and modern memories of her great reforming ministry are, to say the least, mixed. Not all her reforms are recalled with affection and others have become so normalised that… Continue reading Issue 153: 2018 05 10: Housey Housey
03 May 2018 Bye, Bye, Amber Ruddy figures. By John Watson Readers who fish for trout will already have spotted the analogy. Put a big bushy dry fly at the end of your line and attach a much smaller fly to it by, say, 8 inches of lightweight nylon. Cast upstream so that the big… Continue reading Issue 152: 2018 05 03: Bye Bye, Amber
03 May 2018 Snakes and Ladders World leaders throw the dice. By Neil Tidmarsh Well, at least Chancellor Merkel got a handshake from President Trump, which is more than she managed a year ago when they last met. And if she only had barely three hours with Mr Trump, compared to President Macron’s three days,… Continue reading Issue 152: 2018 05 03: Snakes and Ladders
03 May 2018 Carney or Karno? The Bank may be due a custard pie. By Frank O’Nomics Theatre impresario and comedian Fred Karno is renowned for popularizing the custard-pie-in-the face gag over one hundred years ago. Recent comments from Bank of England Governor, Mark Carney, suggest that he may be setting himself up for the… Continue reading Issue 152: 2018 05 03: Carney or Karno?
26 April 2018 Lens on the Week UK CUSTOMS UNION DEFEAT: The House of Lord’s has amended the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, which governs the repeal of the European Communities Act 1992, by inserting a requirement for the Government to negotiate for continued membership of the Customs Union and to report to Parliament on the… Continue reading Issue 151: 2018 04 26: Lens on the Week
26 April 2018 A Joint May and Corbyn Strategy? Working together on the Customs Union? By John Watson Reading the newspapers, you would think that there was a division between neo-Remainers who wish to be part of the Customs Union and extreme Brexiteers to whom the idea is anathema. Actually it’s all nonsense. Everyone would… Continue reading Issue 151: 2018 04 26: May/Corbyn Strategy?
3 May 2018 A Bump in the Road Keep your eyes on the carriageway by J R Thomas These are not happy times to reach the top of the slippery pole of politics. We live in an era and with technology where the voice of the populace grows ever louder, and more immediate, and angry. … Continue reading Issue 152: 2018 05 03: A bump in the road
26 April 2018 Armageddon Off… or Armageddon On? By Neil Tidmarsh Still holding your breath? Good. But don’t breathe out – not just yet anyway. We’re not out of the trees, not by a long shot. Ok, so North Korea’s presence at the winter Olympics won gold medals in diplomacy for everyone involved; and Kim… Continue reading Issue 151: 2018 04 26: Armageddon Off…
3 May 2018 Diary of a Corbynista An inadvertently misleading week by Don Urquhart 26 April It’s a week until the local elections. What impact will the anti-Semitism issue have in London where there are many Jewish people? Will they be influenced by the attacks on Corbyn by The Board of Deputies of British Jews… Continue reading Issue 152: 2018 05 03: Diary of a Corbynista
26 April 2018 Diary of a Corbynista No escape for the bitter and twisted by Don Urquhart 19 April Not even the most hardened Corbynista can spend all of his time bitter and twisted. Yesterday we took off up the M40 to get away from it all for a few days. To keep ourselves entertained… Continue reading Issue 151: 2018 04 26: Diary of a Corbynista
26 April 2018 Rising Waters by J.R. Thomas A couple of weeks ago we wrote of the troubles that Ms Stormy Daniels was visiting on the Trumpian White House. For the sake of those readers of a nervous disposition we will not venture again into the astonishing life and work of Ms Daniels or her… Continue reading Issue 151: 2018 04 26: Rising Waters