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Wackford Reeves

Loopy loopholes

1 June 2023 Wackford Reeves Loopy loopholes. By Robert Kilconner Biff, Bang, Wallop, Thrash. Dickens’s anti-hero Wackford Squeers certainly had his theories of education. Rachel Reeves follows the same model but in her case the biffing, banging, walloping and thrashing is of the private educational sector rather than of the pupils. Still, there is a… Continue reading Wackford Reeves

American Bald Eagle in front of flag looking fierce The Nephew Also Rises 

Choosing a Democrat

1 June 2023 The Nephew Also Rises by J.R. Thomas In the latest episode of “Succession – White House” a shock manoeuvre against President Joe sees his son Hunter stand against his father for the Presidential nomination. Can he win? Joe rings Kamala to ask her views – but Kamala has gone out. Maybe back… Continue reading The Nephew Also Rises 

Keeping Sane

The advance of AI

1 June 2023 Keeping Sane The advance of AI. By John Watson Competition leads to extremes and the fiercer the competition the harder it is to restrain the tendency. Take phone hacking as an example. At a time of dwindling newspaper readership, intrusive reporting boosts circulation so, guess what, each round of hacking and spying… Continue reading Keeping Sane


More than a feminist issue

1 June 2023 Fat is more than a feminist issue. By Lynda Goetz The other day I was sent a two-frame cartoon which made me laugh. The issue it raised, like many things which make us laugh, is serious. The first frame showed a male figure, clearly intended to be a father, (I do hope… Continue reading Fat

The Wolf and the Goat

A Russian folk tale

1 June 2023 The Wolf and the Goat A Russian folk tale. By Neil Tidmarsh Just to show that the Shaw Sheet (ever striving to be fair-minded) isn’t no-platforming Russian culture, here’s a Russian folk tale: Once upon a time a nanny goat and her kids lived in a little hut in the middle of… Continue reading The Wolf and the Goat

A FiFA football made up of hexagons and black pentagons How the Mighty are Risen

Leagues Apart

1 June 2023 How the Mighty are Risen by Paul Branch Every dog has its day, and in many cases that day can be a long time coming.  Some days can go on seemingly without end; for others it is but a flickering candle, burning brightly for a second or two and then a puff… Continue reading How the Mighty are Risen

Klint and Mondrian- Forms of Life

Tate Modern

1 June 2023 Hilma af Klint & Piet Mondrian -   Forms of Life Tate Modern 20 April – 3 September 2023 Review by William Morton Composition with Yellow, Blue and Red 1937-42 Piet Mondrian 1872-1944 Purchased 1964 There are a number of reasons why the Tate has chosen to hold an exhibition covering the… Continue reading Klint and Mondrian- Forms of Life

Thumbnail crossword Boffles Sweats it out Crossword

No. 356

1 June 2023 Crossword Number 356 By Boffles Click for this month's interactive online crossword [TO FOLLOW] Click for a printable version of this month's crossword Click for solution to crossword 355 Boffles 2 now available from Amazon at £6.99.Just the thing for spring afternoons.


A Visual Perspective

1 June 2023 Cartoons By AGGro


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