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
Lens on the Week
Focus on the news
FacebookTwitterLinkedinGoogle+PinterestDiggemail22 March 2018 Lens on the Week UK LABOUR DIVIDED: The election of Jenny Formby, a member of the trade union Unite, by whose general secretary she has had a child, as the new Secretary General of the Labour party seems destined to exacerbate the rift between moderates and the hard left. John Woodcock, the
FacebookTwitterLinkedinGoogle+PinterestDiggemail22 March 2018 Undercover Sex Instructions revealed. By John Watson Sometimes life is just too exhausting, and the report in The Times of evidence at the enquiry into undercover policing about the instruction given on romantic entanglements with those they were watching, makes one lose the will to live. Of course undercover officers need instruction on
Leadership and Succession
China, Russia and the EU
FacebookTwitterLinkedinGoogle+PinterestDiggemail22 March 2018 Leadership and Succession China, Russia and the EU. By Neil Tidmarsh China, Russia and the EU have all been preoccupied with questions of leadership and succession in recent weeks. Shortly after Mao Zedong’s demise, the Chinese Communist Party, anxious to avoid another dictatorship, introduced a limit of two five-year terms on future
Diary of a Corbynista
Rest the sabres
FacebookTwitterLinkedinGoogle+PinterestDiggemail22 March 2018 Diary of a Corbynista Sabre-rattlers need to give it a rest at least until Arsenal have dispatched CSKA Moscow by Don Urquhart 15 March The sabre-rattling will achieve nothing but sending home 23 people who are probably Russian spies and therefore potential murderers can only be a good thing. So also is
Rate rise soon
FacebookTwitterLinkedinGoogle+PinterestDiggemail22 March 2018 Great ready for a rate rise. Reasons for delay are fast disappearing. By Frank O’Nomics “This tape will self destruct in 5 seconds”. No, this is not the economics of Mission Impossible but an early acknowledgement of the dangers of putting out a rate view on the morning of an MPC meeting.
The Revolving Door
FacebookTwitterLinkedinGoogle+PinterestDiggemail22 March 2018 Rolling On The Revolving Door by J.R. Thomas If there were ever a case for rolling news, the Trump Administration is making it. Another day, another sacking; a secretary of state goes, another arrives. It is almost impossible to keep up with who is who and who is doing what. Does The
Is It Art?
The £25 a bottle rule.
FacebookTwitterLinkedinGoogle+PinterestDiggemail22 March 2018 Is It Art? The £25 a bottle rule. By Chin Chin As far as the arts are concerned I am a £25 a bottle man. That doesn’t mean that I need a stiff one before going to the Tate Modern or that I slope off to the bar between the intervals at
Charmed Lives In Greece
Ghika, Craxton & Leigh Fermor
FacebookTwitterLinkedinGoogle+PinterestDiggemail22 March 2018 Charmed Lives In Greece Ghika, Craxton and Leigh Fermor The British Museum, 8 March – 15 July. Reviewed by William Morton This compact exhibition celebrates the friendship of the painters, Niko Ghika (1906-1994) and John Craxton (1922-2009), and the writer, Patrick Leigh Fermor (1915-2011). Ghika was Greek and the other two lived
The York Realist
The Donmar Warehouse
FacebookTwitterLinkedinGoogle+PinterestDiggemail22 March 2018 The York Realist (a play by Peter Gill) Tne Donmar Warehouse reviewed by Adam McCormack Star rating **** Gentle and tender, this is a tale of two young men falling in love. Take a humble farm labourer living in a tied cottage with his mother in Yorkshire and introduce a well-educated assistant
Use of Novichok
Why or why not?
FacebookTwitterLinkedinGoogle+PinterestDiggemail22 March 2018 Letter to the Editors Use of Novichok from Mr Anthony Silver Dear Sirs After Chilcot, it is prudent to be cautious over basing a material course of action on the accuracy and veracity of government pronouncements regarding the use WMD (of which Novichok is one). In the Lens of The Week, you
News and Newspapers
FacebookTwitterLinkedinGoogle+PinterestDiggemail22 March 2018 Crossword by Boffles News and Newspapers Click for this Week’s interactive online crossword Click for a printable version of this Week’s crossword Click for the solution to last week’s crossword, We’ll to the River.
FacebookTwitterLinkedinGoogle+PinterestDiggemail15 March 2018 Cartoons by AGGro
What’s on in March
Preview of the news
FacebookTwitterLinkedinGoogle+PinterestDiggemail22 February 2018 What’s on in March 2018 or what will be in the news? THURS 1st *SAINT DAVID’S DAY. Patron saint of Wales – wear a leek or a daffodil * New car registration GK18 NEW * Last official date for using the old paper £10 note – after this date, they will no