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Dealing With Russia

The need to draw back

27 January 2022 Dealing with Russia The need to draw back. By John Watson It is normally annoying when Amazon pushed a book at you. However, there are exceptions and Ben McIntyre’s history of the MI6 double agent Oleg Gordievsky (The Spy and the Traitor) is certainly one of them. It isn’t just that the… Continue reading Dealing With Russia

American Bald Eagle in front of flag looking fierce Pause for Laughter

Joe's Answers

27 January 2022 Pause for Laughter  by J.R. Thomas Who said President Joe Biden could not handle a long press conference?  There he was, looking fit and cheery, with two hours allocated for a “meet the media” session to mark his first year in office.  His second solo press conference in a year!  The boy… Continue reading Pause for Laughter

Lies, Damned Lies and Coronavirus

Covid possibilities

27 January 2022 Lies, Damned Lies and Coronavirus Peak or pique? by David Chilvers Today marks the end of most mandatory COVID-19 restrictions in England.  It is no longer legally necessary to: Wear a facemask on public transport or in indoor spaces (although it is still recommended in tightly packed indoor environments and some organisations,… Continue reading Lies, Damned Lies and Coronavirus

It’s a Gas

Politics of energy

27 January 2022 It’s a Gas By Paul Branch Here in the Cotswolds they say that if you stand on the elevated green of the first hole at Chipping Norton golf course, on a clear day you could see all the way through a gap in the Urals to the Siberian Steppes …. if the… Continue reading It’s a Gas


Moscow's motive

27 January 2022 Ukraine What is Moscow’s motivation? By Neil Tidmarsh A country faces imminent invasion. It makes desperate appeals to its western allies, who have helped to train and equip its army for the last decade or so, but it’s clear that they won’t send their own troops to fight in its defence. The… Continue reading Ukraine

Being Safe

The precautionary principle

27 January 2022 Being Safe Parties and the precautionary principle. By Lynda Goetz One of those odd little items of news last week was that of the 91 year-old in Italy who died attempting to escape from his Italian care home. Allison Pearson uses this story as an opening to an article entitled ‘Killers have… Continue reading Being Safe

Thumbnail Don Urquhart Red Sky Lenin Cast of Play Red Dawn Big Dog’s Big Calls

Not quite as stated

27 January 2022 Diary of a Corbynista Big Dog’s Big Calls by Don Urquhart In the USA the fashionable big lie is that Trump won the election but was robbed by the Satanist child molesters of the political establishment.  It’s a tough one to beat. Here it is put about that the Downing Street lockdown… Continue reading Big Dog’s Big Calls

Angry Cows

Message from Uttar Pradesh

27 January 2022 Angry Cows The message from Uttar Pradesh. By Robert Kilconner Well, at least I’m no longer alone. Many years ago in a town in Rajasthan I was pursued down the street by a cow. It was a female cow (yes, I know, the word is being used loosely) and as far as… Continue reading Angry Cows

Thumbnail crossword Boffles Sweats it out Crossword

Number 309

27 January 2022 Crossword Number 309 By Boffles Click for this Week's interactive online crossword Click for a printable version of this Week's crossword Click for solution to crossword 308 Available from Amazon at £6.55.Just the thing for winter.


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