Back Issues: the Article Archive
The sidebars show Cover pages for this and previous Issues. This Issue’s Articles are shown in a list below. Click on any Issue’s cover page to list its Articles. Issue 133, the first with a Cover Page, inaugurated the current look of the magazine and a move to Articles. Earlier Issues looked different and were placed in Posts; their Contents pages (Issue 132, 7th December 2017, and earlier) can be found by clicking here and working back through the Posts using the links. All issues can be found by clicking on the last Cover pages which summarise Issues by year.
To make more specific selections of Articles and Posts use the tools provided in the sidebars. The Search lists all Articles, Pages or Posts containing the text entered. Posts by Month lists all Posts published in the chosen month (but, since Issue 133, only Crosswords appear in Posts). Article Categories list only those Articles published since Issue 133; clicking on the Category in each Article’s description also shows this list.
List of This Week’s Articles
Lens on the Week
Focus on the News
19 July 2018 Lens on the Week UK BREXIT: With the help of four Labour Brexiteers, the Government maintained a six vote majority to defeat an amendment to the Trade Bill which would have forced it to negotiate for the UK to remain in the Customs Union if they do not have a plan for
Heard in Helsinki
What did Trump say?
19 July 2018 Heard In Helsinki What did Trump say? By Neil Tidmarsh There they are, the two luckiest men in the world, sitting together, watching the Russia 2018 final. President Macron – le veinard! – the last man standing in every contest he enters. He steps up for the leadership of France – and
19 July 2018 Brexit Chaos Where now? By John Watson If the Devil is in the detail he is certainly welcome to it. The 104 pages of government white paper on the Brexit negotiations become steadily more confusing as one gets away from broad principles into how the solutions proposed are to be implemented. The
Claymores at Chequers
Après Theresa, qui?
19 July 2018 Claymores at Chequers Après Theresa, qui? by J R Thomas Analysis of politics in these pages often tries to put things into an historical context, if only to show that there is nothing new under the sun. Scottish history has not figured much in these comparative musings but maybe the time has
Not now NATO…
19 July 2018 Not now NATO… 2% of GDP for defence spending is meaningless by Frank O’Nomics The UK may regard itself as one of the good pupils in the school of President Trump, being one of the few members of NATO that conforms to the (supposed) 2014 joint commitment to spend 2% of national
Dairy of a Corbynista
Reading the White Paper
19 July 2018 Diary of a Corbynista Not even playing for third place by Don Urquhart 12 July The Chequers White Paper is to be published today. I shall go through it in great detail, highlighting things that are not properly thought through. Some Labour MP’s (Tom Watson has been mentioned) think it’s time to
A visual perspective
19 July 2018 Cartoons By Aggro
19 July 2018 Crossword Boffles is on assignment in Mexico but has sent us last week’s solutions. He will (dv) be back next month. https://shawsheet.com/2018/07/06/issue-163-crossword-no-162-solution/
What’s on in July 2018
What will be in the news
28 June 2018 What’s on in July 2018 by AGGro Sun 1st * Formula 1 – Austrian Grand Prix, Spielberg * Cricket – Women’s T20 tri-series final, Chelmsford Debbie Harry (Blondie) is 73 today Mon 2nd * TENNIS – WIMBLEDON – until 15th July * Cricket – England v India T20s * Cricket –