Issue 107: 2017 06 01: Contents

01 June 2017: Issue 107

The week’s news –

your chance to catch up:

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Comment

Policies On Terrorism by John Watson

Enjoy the message of Spring – by AGGro

A still, small voice of calm.

Adding It All Up by J R Thomas

What the opinion polls are telling us.

In Praise Of Theft by Richard Pooley

Why “cultural appropriation” is such a stupid and dangerous notion.

Breakfast On The Menu by Lynda Goetz

Is breakfast really the answer?

Is It Time To Stockpile Wine? by Frank O’Nomics

Brexit could make wine-drinking an expensive pursuit.

General Election 2017 – Scottish Version by Antoninus

A view from north of the border.

Features

A New Global Arms (And Hands) Race by Neil Tidmarsh

World leaders get a grip.

Ripples On The Surface Of The Pond by Chin Chin

Reading your own death notice.

Read All About It! by J R Thomas

Stody Lodge gardens and The Press.

Reviews

Giacometti

At Tate Modern

reviewed by William Morton.

Puzzles Cartoons and Calendar

Cartoons by AGGro.

Crossword by Boffles: “Election Special”.

Solution to the last crossword “Leisure Activities”.

What’s on in June 2017 by AGGro

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The week’s news-

your chance to catch up:

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Comment

The Templars And The Internet by John Watson

The ghost of Jacques de Molay.

Big Beasts by J R Thomas

What will happen to the Lib Dems?

Macron’s Discombobulation by Richard Pooley

Upset of the French political landscape.

Housing Stalemate by Frank O’Nomics

Property transactions are becoming rare events.

Current Affairs – A Natural History by Neil Tidmarsh

Politicians, policemen and other animals.

Features

Tree Planting, Topography, Timber And Toxins by Lynda Goetz

Do we need to plant more trees? How to get one planted.

FlowLight by Chin Chin

Clever, but will it work?

Reviews

The Sense Of An Ending

A film by Ritash Batra.

reviewed by J.R.Thomas

Puzzles and Cartoons

Cartoons by AGGro.

Crossword by Boffles: “Opera Festival”.

Solution to the last crossword “Plain Vanilla 20”.

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The week’s news – your chance to catch up

 Comment

Pledges And Promises by John Watson

The fun will shortly begin.

 On the Hill, Off the Rails by J R Thomas

The administration takes shape.

Sell In May And Go Away by Frank O’Nomics

Or should we just put some “Vix” in our investment chest?

Congratulations, new President M. Now stop World War III by Neil Tidmarsh

President Moon, that is, not President Macron.

Features

Badminton Horse Trials by Lynda Goetz

Not just for the ‘horsey’ crowd.

“D***, And B***” by Chin Chin

Swearing as an aid to performance.

Misty Distant Borders by J R Thomas

The books of Lord Dunsany.

Reviews

Adults In The Room (by Yanis Varoufakis)

Published by Bodley Head

reviewed by Peter Hanratty (Madagascar British Chamber of Commerce)

Puzzles and Cartoons

Cartoons by AGGro.

Crossword by Boffles: “Plain Vanilla 20”

Solution to the last crossword “Rhyme Time”

Quiz by Boffles.

Answers to Quiz.

Readers’ Letters

Letter from Paul Johnston.

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Invitation to readers

Albion Pub mashup of images from the interior, showing diners, garden tables and the front signAs the Shaw Sheet has now been running for almost two years, we are reviewing its content and form with a view to making improvements.  The editors will be meeting to discuss this with any readers who would like to join them at the Albion Pub, 10 Thornhill Rd, Islington, London N1 1HW on Thursday 4 May at 1pm.  Do come along.

The week’s news

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Comment

Et Après? by Richard Pooley

Is France ready for a messiah?

EU To Win In France? by John Watson

Nemesis in numbers.

All Quiet by J R Thomas

The silent campaign.

What To Do About The Triple Lock? by Frank O’Nomics

A fairer way to find additional spending.

Israel And The Syrian Civil War by Neil Tidmarsh

A delicate balancing act.

Features

Hidden Gems by Lynda Goetz

A short London walk with detours.

Death In Oxford by Chin Chin

A question of aggression.

Fading Icons: Modernism by J R Thomas

Architecture moves on.

Reviews

The Ferryman (by Jez Butterworth)

The Royal Court

reviewed by Adam McCormack

David Hockney – 60 Years Of Work

Tate Britain

reviewed by William Morton

Sex In The Sea (by Marah J Hardt)

published by St Martin Press

Reviewed by Neil Dunlop

Puzzles Calendar and Cartoons

Cartoons by AGGro.

Crossword by Boffles: “Rhyme Time”

Solution to the last crossword “Down To The Pub”

May calendar by AGGro

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Invitation to readers

Albion Pub mashup of images from the interior, showing diners, garden tables and the front signAs the Shaw Sheet has now been running for almost two years, we are reviewing its content and form with a view to making improvements.  The editors will be meeting to discuss this with any readers who would like to join them at the Albion Pub, 10 Thornhill Rd, Islington, London N1 1HW on Thursday 4 May at 1pm.  Do come along.

The week’s news

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Comment

It’s Not In The Bag, Emmanuel by Richard Pooley

Early Purple Orchid in Wildflower Meadow

What will the Mélenchon supporters do on May 07?

The Distortion Of The Political Process by John Watson

This election – just too simple.

Statistics And Other Fibs by J R Thomas

The election – just too complex.

Graduates Of The UK Unite! by Frank O’Nomics

Repay student loans by whatever means possible.

Features

Slaves Of The Machine (Part II) by Neil Tidmarsh

An epic and extraordinary journey through a hostile sci-fi universe.

Earth Nearly Flattened by Chin Chin

Lady’s Smock

Military response needed.

Country Walks, Exercise And Wild Flowers by Lynda Goetz

Good for us but the flowers are not doing so well.

Keeping The Sky The Limit by J R Thomas

Ely and Seville.

Reviews

The Treatment (by Martin Crimp)

Almeida Theatre

reviewed by John Watson

Chinglish (by David Henry Hwang)

Park Theatre

reviewed by Adam McCormack

Queer British Art 1861-1967

Tate Britain

Reviewed by William Morton

Puzzles Calendar and Cartoons

May Calendar by AGGro

Cartoons by AGGro.

Crossword by Boffles: “…coming soon”

Solution to the last crossword “Down To The Pub…coming soon”

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The week’s news

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Comment

Pigeon perched on the head of the statue of St Peter in the Iglesia de San Pedro, Arcos de la Frontera, Andalusia

A pigeon contemplates St Peter, Inglesia de San Pedro, Arcos de la Frontera, Andalusia

Le Dilemme Des Citoyens Et Citoyennes by Richard Pooley

Game theory and the French elections.

Draining The Swamp by John Watson

Mrs May’s appeal to the people.

Mental Health by Lynda Goetz

An important issue but over-reacting will not be helpful.

Erdogan’s Uneasy Triumph by Neil Tidmarsh

Yet another crisis for Turkey.

Cracking Eggs With Donald by J.R.Thomas

What'll get students reading? - a cartoonPresident Trump’s Easter message.

Libor-ed Into Lowballing by Frank O’Nomics

Time for the Bank of England to celebrate its role in saving our financial system?

Features

England Expects by J R Thomas

A visit to Cape Trafalgar.

Images From The Past by Chin Chin

And feet.

Review

Love In Idleness (Terence Rattigan)

Menier Theatre

reviewed by Adam McCormack

Puzzles and Cartoons

Crossword by Boffles: “Down To The Pub.”

Solution to the last crossword “Tarts”

Cartoons by AGGro.

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Editor in booklined room at desk looking away from us - at 100 issues

The week’s news

      

 

Centenary Issue

100 up! by John Watson

A message to our readers

Comment

The French election by Richard PooleyV

What can the literature teach us about the candidates and their policies?

Bojo misses the party by John Watson

He is right not to go to Moscow

The Luck Of Mrs May by Robert Kilconner

Italy

A fairy tale

Revolution by J.R.Thomas

The Mayor, Aldermen, and Common Councilmen of the City of London

When Gove and Corbyn agree: VAT on school fees by Frank O’Nomics

Have proponents really considered the consequences?

Features

A Moveable Feast by Neil Tidmarsh

The milk chocolate Easter algorithm

Silence in Court? by Chin Chin

Better to keep the phone quiet

The Ski Club of Great Britain by Lynda Goetz

Over 100 years old and going strong

Review

America after the fall

Royal Academy

reviewed by Lynda Goetz

Revolution – Russian Art 1917-1932

Royal Academy

reviewed by Lynda Goetz

Puzzles and Cartoons

Crossword, by Boffles: “Tarts.”

Solution to the last crossword “Plain Vanilla 19”

Cartoons by AGGro.

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Week in Brief

UK

International

Financial

Comment

Bid Candy And Worse by John Watson

The details revealed.

Throwing The Sword Into The Lake by J R Thomas

Moving on from Camelot.

It’s The Debates Which Will Win It by Richard Pooley

But for whom?

Arsenal And The Second Curve by Frank O’Nomics

Management science suggests Arsene Wenger should keep his job – for now.

The Attack On Khan Sheikhoun by Neil Tidmarsh

Assad, sarin gas and the Syrian opposition.

Features

Bustgate by Chin Chin

Such things as dreams are made of.

“Absolutely ridiculous… frankly” by Lynda Goetz

What exactly is the relationship between Jesus and chocolate Easter eggs?

Lack Of Energy by J R Thomas

Enough to be getting on with.

Puzzles and Cartoons

Crossword, by Boffles: “Plain Vanilla 19.”

Solution to the last crossword “Great Captains”

Quiz by Boffles.

Answers to Quiz.

Cartoons by AGGro.

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Week in Brief

UK

International

Financial

Comment

The Brexit Negotiations by John Watson

A matter of timing

Payback time: Lifetime ISAs for millennials by Frank O’Nomics

Buy the new savings product for your children

Enlightenment City by Neil Tidmarsh

Washington DC, March 2017

Family Matters by J.R. Thomas

An old fashioned virtue

Could You Be A Soldier? by Lynda Goetz

Marine A and the National Army Museum

Features

Going With The Flow by Chin Chin

Dealing with rivers

Full Circle by Robert Kilconner

Should the EU go for a fighting retreat?

Review

Hamlet reviewed by Adam McCormack

Almeida Theatre

 

Puzzles and Cartoons

Crossword, by Boffles: “Great Captains

Solution to the last crossword “Varied Entertainment

Cartoons by AGGro.

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Week in Brief

UK

International

Financial

Comment

Silence is golden by Robert Kilconner

Hardball negotiations

 Moving the interest rate goalposts by Frank O’Nomics

The Bank of England has forgotten its mandate

March down South              -photo Janis Higgie

The politics of envy by John Watson

Mr Osborne’s portfolio

Justice or Injustice? by Lynda Goetz

New Rape Evidence Rules Not Good News

Features

 Poo Bags by Chin Chin

An image for the 21st century

Slaves of the Machine by Neil Tidmarsh

Robots don’t take our work – they just ensure we don’t get paid for it.

Puzzles and Cartoons

Crossword, by Boffles: “Varied Entertainment”

Solution to the last crossword “Spring”

Cartoons by AGGro.

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