Cover Page, 24 May 2018, Issue 155 Welcome to our new issue. The New Europe-wide GDPR regulations requirements come into force on the 25th of May. If you have opted in to receive an email upon publication of each issue, the Shaw Sheet only stores enough information to authenticate your email address. This is the only personal… Continue reading Issue 155: 2018 05 24: Cover page
24 May 2018 Lens on the Week UK ROYAL WEDDING: Since the Shaw Sheet believes that the wedding between Prince Harry of Wales and Meghan Markle has already had adequate coverage in the press, we do not propose to add to it, save to wish the couple a happy future. SPEAKERS CORNER: Doesn’t anyone ever… Continue reading Issue 155: 2018 05 24: Lens on the Week
24 May 2018 Seizing the High Ground The Great Game and Iran. By J R Thomas The ex-President may be staking his claim in virtual reality, but it is the current President who has hands on the levers (on the button even) and he claims the right solutions are not always the obvious and easy… Continue reading Issue 155: 2018 05 24: Seizing the High Ground
24 May 2018 The Beautiful Island Taiwan and Beijing. By Neil Tidmarsh Two weeks ago, I saw the Cloud Gate Dance Theatre perform their new production, Formosa, at Sadlers Wells. At least, I think I did. I’m not so sure now. Cloud Gate is a contemporary dance company from Taiwan. Taiwan is, of course, an… Continue reading Issue 155: 2018 05 24: The Beautiful Island
24 May 2018 How Good Is Whitehall? Are the mandarins competent? By John Watson Just how good are they, really? No, not the politicians who make the policy decisions but the civil servants who implement them. It is of course usual to be fulsome about their intelligence. “Oxbridge’s finest”, “They even fart firsts”, that sort… Continue reading Issue 155: 2018 05 24: How Good Is Whitehall?
24 May 2018 Have I Missed Something? General Data Protection Regulation 2018 By Lynda Goetz As our cartoonist has highlighted in today’s issue, the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force very, very soon, i.e. tomorrow 25th May. Like the rest of the population I am tearing my hair out trying to deal… Continue reading Issue 155: 2018 05 24: Have I Missed Something?
24 May 2018 The Source of the Apprentice The Apprenticeship Levy is counterproductive. By Frank O’Nomics At the heart our low productivity conundrum lies a simple problem – the UK economy is hamstrung by a skills shortage. This is something that is only going to get worse as a result of Brexit, and already we… Continue reading Issue 155: 2018 05 24: The Source
24 May 2018 Diary of a Corbynista Snap Election Rumblings by Don Urquhart 17 May Sports Minister Tracey Crouch announced that the maximum stake on fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) will be reduced from £100 to £2. Philip Bowcock, CEO of William Hill, said that a £2 FOBT limit would have a devastating impact on the… Continue reading Issue 155: 2018 05 24: Diary of a Corbynista
25 May 2018 Livingstone’s departure Inevitable not excellent. by Pat Edlin I’m no fan of Ken’s and have not been one for 25 years. His ego is his biggest weakness and it has come to obscure his positive impact on politics, mostly in London. For years he was a brave and good advocate for Socialism.… Continue reading Issue 155: 2018 05 24: Livingstone
24 May 2018 Monet & Architecture The National Gallery (9th April – 29th July) By William Morton The title of this exhibition is a bit misleading. It leads one to think that it will only be studies of great buildings such as Rouen Cathedral. A more accurate title, if somewhat prosaic, would be ‘Monet’s paintings… Continue reading Issue 155: 2018 05 24: Monet & Architecture
26 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… Continue reading What’s on in May 2018