Issue 123: 2017 10 05: Contents

05 October 2017: Issue 123

The week’s news –

your chance to catch up:

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Comment

The Referendum In Catalonia by John Watson

How does the upsurge in separatism affect the EU?

The Tale Of Mrs M by J R Thomas

 Muti – the next chapter.

All Right? by Neil Tidmarsh

Not quite.

Student Loan Groan – There Must Be A Better Way by Frank O’Nomics

Forthcoming changes highlight a flawed system.

Features

Top Facts by Chin Chin

Their use and the Zulu principle.

Are you very satisfied? by Lynda Goetz

Really we don’t want to know.

Reviews

Victoria And Abdul (dir. Stephen Frears)

reviewed by J R Thomas

Soul Of A Nation

Tate Modern, 12 July – 22 October

reviewed by William Morton

What Shadows (by Chris Hannan)

The Park Theatre

reviewed by Adam McCormack

Puzzles, Cartoons and Calendar

Cartoons by AGGro.

Crossword by Boffles: “Fashion Week”.

Solution to the last crossword “Up In The Air”.

What’s on in October 2017 by AGGro.

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Issue 119: 07 September 2017

Issue 120: 14 September 2017

Issue 121: 21 September 2017

Issue 122: 28 September 2017

Issue 121: 2017 09 21: Contents

21 September 2017: Issue 121

The week’s news –

your chance to catch up:

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Comment

The Accursed by John Watson

Child pornography addiction.

Crossing The Floor by J R Thomas

 A new Mr Trump?

Boris Like Marmite by Lynda Goetz

A shambles, a clever tactic, or an unacceptable, disloyal attempt at a power grab?

Terror And The Internet by Neil Tidmarsh

A political challenge, not a technological one.

Boris Rising by J R Thomas

Following what we said last week…

Money Is Not Wealth by Frank O’Nomics

Do asset managers pursue profit above social responsibility?

Features

Getting Fit From Your Armchair by Chin Chin

Science marches on.

I-Spy by J R Thomas

New work from Herron and le Carré.

Puzzles, Cartoons and Calendar

Cartoons by AGGro.

Crossword by Boffles: “Mellow Fruitfulness”.

Solution to the last crossword “Plain Vanilla 24”.

What’s on in September 2017 by AGGro.

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Issue 117: 10 August 2017

Issue 118: 17 August 2017

Issue 119: 07 September 2017

Issue 120: 14 September 2017

Issue 120: 2017 09 14: Contents

14 September 2017: Issue 120

The week’s news –

your chance to catch up:

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Comment

Money And Spires by John Watson

Are vice chancellors being paid too much?

High Office, And How To Hold It by J R Thomas

Boris’s wilderness years.

Giving Up by Lynda Goetz

Should we be worrying about the medical students or the qualified doctors?

Low Interest Rates – A Blip Or The New Normal? by Frank O’Nomics

When economic heavyweights disagree.

Germany Approaches General Elections by Neil Tidmarsh

On confident and fashionable feet.

The Collapse Of Bell Pottinger by R D Shackleton

Does the moral outrage ring true?

Features

Raccoons by Chin Chin

Shock immigration news.

It’s Behind You by J R Thomas

Surveillance – by Uber.

Reviews

Oslo (by J T Rogers)

at The National Theatre

reviewed by Adam McCormack.

Puzzles, Cartoons and Calendar

Cartoons by AGGro.

Crossword by Boffles: “Plain Vanilla 24”.

Solution to the last crossword “Military Matters”.

Quiz by Boffles

Answers to Quiz

What’s on in September 2017 by AGGro.

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Issue 119: 2017 09 07: Contents

07 September 2017: Issue 119

The week’s news –

your chance to catch up:

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Comment

A Celebration Of Statues by John Watson

Bobby Lee in Charlottesville?

Beware The Loon by J R Thomas

And a review of Trump’s progress.

No More Heroes? by Frank O’Nomics

Has doping in sport undermined all respect for athletes?

Kim Jong-un v President Xi by Neil Tidmarsh

Is Pyongyang shouting at Beijing rather than Washington?

Diary Of A Corbynista by Don Urquhart

Silly season/back to skool edition.

Features

Turning Left by Chin Chin

Choosing the way forward.

Lifelong Learning by Lynda Goetz

The fun of acquiring new skills.

Happy Birthday, Philip by J R Thomas

Philip Kerr and the 1937 National Trust Act.

Reviews

Follies (Stephen Sondheim)

at The National Theatre

reviewed by Adam McCormack.

Puzzles, Cartoons and Calendar

Cartoons by AGGro.

Crossword by Boffles: “Military Matters”.

Solution to the last crossword “Down On The Farm”.

What’s on in September 2017 by AGGro.

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Issue 115: 27 July 2017

Issue 116: 03 August 2017

Issue 117: 10 August 2017

Issue 118: 17 August 2017

Issue 117: 2017 08 10: Contents

10 August 2017: Issue 117

The week’s news –

your chance to catch up:

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Comment

Charlie Gard by John Watson

A reminder of the other issues.

The Virginia Strategy by J R Thomas

Yes, the Democrats are still there.

Consorting With Power by Neil Tidmarsh

Prince Philip and others.

That Shrinking Feeling by Frank O’Nomics

The subterfuge around trying to increase profits.

Universities In The News by Lynda Goetz

Economics and education.

The Silly Season Diary Of A Corbynista by Don Urquhart

Ruminations from the allotment.

Features

The Holiday Competition by Chin Chin

A change in conversation.

A Better Plas by J R Thomas

The legacy of Clough Williams-Ellis.

Reviews

The Tobacconist by Robert Seethaler (published by Pan Macmillan)

reviewed by Adam McCormack 

Letters

Re – Normal Culture For Norfolk (Shaw Sheet issue 116) from Peter Wilson

Puzzles, Cartoons and Calendar

Cartoons by AGGro.

Crossword by Boffles: “Au Bord De La Mer”.

Solution to the last crossword “Plain Vanilla 23”.

What’s on in August 2017 by AGGro.

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Issue 116: 03 August 2017

 

Issue 116: 2017 08 03: Contents

03 August 2017: Issue 116

The week’s news –

your chance to catch up:

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Comment

Flexible Government by John Watson

The need to bring other parties on board.

Dancing On Hot Coals by J R Thomas

Turmoil in the White House.

Venezuela’s Dinosaur by Neil Tidmarsh

Extinction threatens.

Normal Culture For Norfolk by Frank O’Nomics

Have arguments for staying in London been undermined?

Features

Nunc Est Bibendum by Chin Chin

But try to time it right.

A Very British Event by Lynda Goetz

Open-air theatre and problematic weather.

When In A Hole – Keep Digging by J R Thomas

HS2 will revive British tunnelling.

Puzzles and Cartoons

Cartoons by AGGro.

Crossword by Boffles: “Plain Vanilla 23”.

Solution to the last crossword “The Brexit Bog”.

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Issue 115: 27 July 2017

Issue 115: 2017 07 27: Contents

27 July 2017: Issue 115

The week’s news –

your chance to catch up:

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Comment

Pay At The BBC by John Watson

Apples and pears

Education by Lynda Goetz

More cash, more rights or more discipline?

Live Long And Prosper by Frank O’Nomics

Countering the Catch-22 of the state pension.

Digging Deep by J R Thomas

What will HS2 achieve?

Poland In Court by Neil Tidmarsh

The Law and Justice Party attacks law and justice.

End-Of-Term Diary Of A Corbynista by Don Urquhart

Now off to the marginals.

Features

Made In France? by Chin Chin

The Cornish flood.

Wanderlust by Amelia Power

Just how sustaining is travel?

Reviews

The Beguiled

a film by Sofia Coppola

reviewed by J R Thomas.

Puzzles, Cartoons and Calendar

Cartoons by AGGro.

Crossword by Boffles: “The Brexit Bog”.

Solution to the last crossword “Sicily”.

What’s on in July 2017 by AGGro

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Issue 114: 20 July 2017

Issue 114: 2017 07 20: Contents

20 July 2017: Issue 114

The week’s news –

your chance to catch up:

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Comment

The Price Of Politics by John Watson

What do we get?

A Cashless Society by Lynda Goetz

Is this really what we want?

The Royal Mail Marshmallow by Frank O’Nomics

The outcome of the Royal Mail’s pension dispute may set a key precedent.

The Electric Sheep Fold by J R Thomas

Do we need an electronic archive?

A Double-Edged Sword by Neil Tidmarsh

En garde with anti-corruption laws.

Tick Tock by Robert Kilconner

Mr Barnier’s clock moves on.

Features

Sew So by Chin Chin

Competing with the little old ladies.

Reviews

Mosquitoes (by Lucy Kirkwood)

at the National Theatre

reviewed by Adam McCormack.

Watts 200: Celebrating England’s Michelangelo

The Watts Gallery, Guildford, Surrey

reviewed by William Morton.

Thank You For Your Patience

The Hackney Showroom

reviewed by Adam McCormack

Puzzles, Cartoons and Calendar

Cartoons by AGGro.

Crossword by Boffles: “Sicily”.

Solution to the last crossword “Sporting Times”.

What’s on in July 2017 by AGGro

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Issue 109: 15 June 2017

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Issue 111: 29 June 2017

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Issue 113: 13 July

Issue 113: 2017 07 13: Contents

13 July 2017: Issue 113

 

The week’s news –

your chance to catch up:

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Comment

Who Owns The Enquiry? by John Watson

Chairing the enquiry into Grenfell Tower.

Campaign Diary Of A Corbynista by Don Urquhart

Maybot in flames.

Zombie Nation by Frank O’Nomics

Does low UK productivity matter?

Going Steady by J R Thomas

US foreign policy on the hoof.

Eruption In Hamburg by Neil Tidmarsh

Political violence in Europe.

Features

Flushing The Mind by Chin Chin

Those with total recall belong in the funny farm.

Lost In Eden by J R Thomas

Is Sir Anthony a fair comparison?

Puzzles, Cartoons and Calendar

Cartoons by AGGro.

Crossword by Boffles: “Sporting Times”.

Solution to the last crossword “Plain Vanilla 22”.

What’s on in July 2017 by AGGro

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Issue 108: 08 June 2017

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Issue 112: 06 July

Issue 112: 2017 07 06: Contents

06 July 2017: Issue 112

The week’s news –

your chance to catch up:

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Comment

Entryist Politics by John Watson

The knives of McDonnell.

Phone-Hacking, The Future Of The Media by R D Shackleton

And why Hacked Off should back off.

Saving Too Little, Spending Too Much by Frank O’Nomics

The stark facts regarding household finances.

Milking The Money Tree by J R Thomas

Will Labour split?

Fun For Some by Neil Tidmarsh

Good people setting a bad example.

Features

Elvis Is Dead by Chin Chin

And a victory for Thames Rowing Club.

Hanging On In by J R Thomas

Clive James lives on.

Hampton Court Flower Show 2017 by Lynda Goetz

Flowers or tennis?

Puzzles, Cartoons and Calendar

Cartoons by AGGro.

Crossword by Boffles: “Plain Vanilla 22”.

Solution to the last crossword “China”.

Quiz by Boffles

Answers to Quiz

What’s on in July 2017 by AGGro

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