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13 April 2017: Issue 100

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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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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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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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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Ms Sturgeon’s Demands by John Watson

Why the SNP should be seen off.

Basic (Income) Instincts by Frank O’Nomics

An end to poverty or the end of work?

Vote Early by J R Thomas

Elections in the City.

It’s The Bogeyman, Stupid! by Richard Pooley

Playing the blame-game in France.

Erdogan’s Anger by Neil Tidmarsh

Europe stumbles in Cologne, Hamburg and Rotterdam.

Features

Antipodean Flights by Chin Chin

Choosing your book.

The WWF Living Planet Report 2016 by Lynda Goetz

Naively optimistic or realistic vision?

Flowering Nicely by J R Thomas

The National Gardens Scheme.

Review

Limehouse by Steve Waters at The Donmar

Reviewed by Adam McCormack

Puzzles and Cartoons

Crossword, by Boffles: “Spring”.

Solution to the last crossword “Plain Vanilla 18”.

Cartoons by AGGro.

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Delivering The Truth by John Watson

A focus on the arteries.

Budget 2017 by Frank O’Nomics

Biting the hands that feed you.

The Good Don by J R Thomas

The real President Trump?

Is He French Toast? by Richard Pooley

Why Fillon may yet win.

Taking Responsibility For Ourselves by Lynda Goetz

Deciding you weren’t ‘into it’ does not mean you have been raped.

Fake News by Neil Tidmarsh

Or is it?

Features

Is the party about to start in Europe? by Frank O’Nomics

We might be leaving at just the wrong time.

Oxford – An Education For The Simple-Minded? by Chin Chin

Safe spaces scores should sort the sheep from the goats.

Review

Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare, at the National Theatre

Reviewed by Adam McCormack

Puzzles and Cartoons

Crossword, by Boffles: “Plain Vanilla 18”.

Solution to the last crossword “Motoring number”.

Quiz by Boffles

Quiz – Answers by Boffles

Cartoons by AGGro.

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Political Teflon by John Watson

The contribution Mr Blair ought to make.

The Occasional Shaw Sheet Cock-up Awards by Neil Tidmarsh

And the winner of this week’s international Ossca is…

Copeland

Old Iron And Pots by J R Thomas

Analysis of the by-election results.

Football – The New Shakespearian Tragedy by Frank O’Nomics

It’s all about money, nothing more.

Features

En Primeur by Chin Chin

Wines for the future.

The VAPID Award Chaos by Lynda Goetz

Local produce show mix-up causes red faces.

All Aboard by J R Thomas

Trains carry a punch.

Review

Madame Butterfly at the King’s Head

Reviewed by Adam McCormack

Puzzles and Cartoons

Crossword, by Boffles: “Motoring number”.

Solution to the last crossword “Islands – not necessarily in the sun”.

Cartoons by AGGro.

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Walking On The Seabed by John Watson

The withdrawal of the Kraft bid is a stroke of luck for the government.

Uig on Skye – a supply station for Scottish west coast fish farms

The Future Of Civil Partnerships by Lynda Goetz

To be extended or abolished?

Dangerous Leanings by J R Thomas

38 degrees and Trump; too similar for comfort?

House Prices Can Also Go Down by Frank O’Nomics

There are forces at work to correct the value of your house.

Good Cop, Bad Cop by Neil Tidmarsh

Populism and the police.

Features

Beards by Chin Chin


Chin Chin

Shaping the whiskers.

Catch Me If You Can by J R Thomas

So where are all the fish?

Puzzles and Cartoons

Crossword, by Boffles: “Islands – not necessarily in the sun”.

Solution to the last crossword “Playful”.

Cartoons by AGGro.

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Twitter In Adolescence by John Watson

Is Trump releasing its political potential?

Sans Lui, Le Deluge? by Richard Pooley

Who will stop le Pen?

Get Real, Ladies! by Lynda Goetz

Divorce nearly always for poorer.

Legally Binding by J R Thomas

Mr Trump and the law.

Universities Challenged by Frank O’Nomics

Degree applications have hit a tipping point.

Poisonous Headlines by Neil Tidmarsh

“We have a lot of killers.”

Features

Excusing The Soliloquy by Chin Chin

How to explain talking to yourself.

Dropping The Pilot by J R Thomas

Farewell to Richard Chartres.

Puzzles and Cartoons

Crossword, by Boffles: “Playful”.

Solution to the last crossword “Plain Vanilla 17”.

Cartoons by Aggro.

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The Post-Work World by John Watson

A laboratory experiment in France.

A Small Cultural Revolution by Richard Pooley

Can Macron revive France?

Half A Pension by Frank O’Nomics

A 50% solution for 50% of the people is no solution.

Chin Chin at the Opera

The Ancients Exiled by Neil Tidmarsh

The West’s heart proposes to cut off its own blood supply.

Features

Clothes Pegs by Chin Chin

A nasal approach.

Everything Must Go by J R Thomas

What should we keep?

Reviews

Lion a film by Garth Davies

reviewed by J R Thomas.

Puzzles and Cartoons

Crossword, by Boffles: “Plain Vanilla 17“.

Solution to the last crossword “The Land of Bratwurst and Biedermeier”.

Quiz by Boffles.

Solution to Quiz.

Cartoons by Aggro.

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