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
A focus on the News
FacebookTwitterLinkedinGoogle+PinterestDiggemail17 May 2018 Lens on the Week UK BREXIT: The debate within the Cabinet over the best form of customs partnership to pursue rumbles on, the contenders being the system which combines the collection of tariffs at EU rates with a repayment of the excess over UK rates where goods are consumed here (a system
Jaw-Jaw in the Sun
FacebookTwitterLinkedinGoogle+PinterestDiggemail17 May 2018 Jaw-Jaw in the Sun Impasse in Catalonia by J.R. Thomas Jaw-Jaw is better than war-war, said Winston Churchill. And also better than trying to govern Catalonia, might add Mariano Rajoy, the current Spanish prime minister. Mr Rajoy has had that unenviable task since last October when his gamble of forcing new
The Past Is Never Dead
it isn't even the past
FacebookTwitterLinkedinGoogle+PinterestDiggemail17 May 2018 The Past Is Never Dead It isn’t even the past. By Neil Tidmarsh Let’s take a break from the Present this week, and escape into the Past with some current stories about heritage – Rome’s Colosseum, Marie Antoinette’s toy farm, Abraham Lincoln’s top hat – which can’t possibly have any bearing on
Who's to blame?
FacebookTwitterLinkedinGoogle+PinterestDiggemail17 May 2018 Dog Aggression Who’s to blame? By Lynda Goetz Last week, both The Times and The Telegraph carried a picture of an attractive young blonde woman cradling a pop-eyed Chihuahua with headlines to the effect that the poor creature had been attacked by an ‘out-of-control’ hound owned (would you believe!) by a Cruft’s
Grenfell Tower Inquiry
Politics and Panels?
FacebookTwitterLinkedinGoogle+PinterestDiggemail10 May 2018 Grenfell Tower Inquiry Politics and Panels? By John Watson “Yes, but who?” That is the question posed by Sir Martin Moore-Bick, Chairman of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry, when he heard that the Prime Minister is to appoint two panel members to assist with its second phase. Of course, he didn’t put it
Silver striver or skiver?
FacebookTwitterLinkedinGoogle+PinterestDiggemail17 May 2018 Silver striver or skiver? The danger and futility of taxing the elderly. By Frank O’Nomics The UK faces a huge economic problem as a result of its ageing population. Recent projections of the increased money needed for education, health and social security spending by 2040 amount to an additional £63bn – the
Diary of a Corbynista
Irish Eurovision Scandal
FacebookTwitterLinkedinGoogle+PinterestDiggemail17 May 2018 Diary of a Corbynista Irish Eurovision Scandal by Don Urquhart 10 May The “smoking gun” I referred to in last week’s Shawsheet was picked up by a senior Labour politician. Andy Burnham, the Mayor of Greater Manchester, seems to share my opinion of the Debbie Abrahams sacking. It feels to me like
A Visual Perspective
FacebookTwitterLinkedinGoogle+PinterestDiggemail17 May 2018 Cartoons by AGGro
FacebookTwitterLinkedinGoogle+PinterestDiggemail17 May 2018 Crossword by Boffles Current Affairs 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, Current Affairs.
What’s on in May 2018
What will be in the news
FacebookTwitterLinkedinGoogle+PinterestDiggemail26 April 2018 What’s On in May 2018… or what will be in the news? by AGGro Tues 1st * MAY DAY – International Workers Day * Football – Champions League semi-finals, second legs – until 02/06 * Rita Coolidge is 75 today * 259 years ago: Birth of Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington