Cover Page, 31 May 2018, Issue 156 Welcome to our new issue. We hope you enjoy our articles and the other features. If you do, we ask that you please forward them to, and recommend us to, any contacts of yours who would be interested. If you can persuade them to register for our weekly
31 May 2018 Lens on the Week UK BREXIT: As the row within the Cabinet about Britain’s relationship with the customs union rages on, the manufacturers association EEF has said that max fac, one of the two possible approaches, is not credible. The chief executive of EEF Stephen Phipson has said in a letter to
31 May 2018 Exclusion From Galileo An unwise stick. By John Watson If the work of Galileo threw light into dark places, the row over the satellite system which is named after him promises to do the same. Galileo is the EU’s answer to the American Global Positioning System, and once up and running it
31 May 2018 Italy 88 days and counting. By Neil Tidmarsh What has happened in Italy? What is happening in Italy? Nothing. Nothing? But the newspapers have been full of it this week: all the comings and goings at the president’s palace on the Quirinal Hill in Rome; dramatic falls in Italian markets; cries of
31 May 2018 Stop That! Stop It Right Now! Interfering loses elections. By J R Thomas W E Gladstone was very clear what caused the dramatic and unexpected loss of office by the Liberal Party in the 1874 election. Said he: “We have been borne down in a torrent of gin and beer…” That, perhaps
31 May 2018 Diary of a Corbynista A Third Way on Brexit by Don Urquhart 24 May A report from the Institute for Fiscal Studies and the Health Foundation said the NHS would need an extra 4% a year – or £2,000 per UK household – for the next 15 years. We have to deal
30 May 2018 Turbo-giving Three steps to greater charity. By Frank O’Nomics What if I told you that you could, at no extra cost to yourself, increase your charitable giving by 125%? Wouldn’t the satisfaction of charity be so much greater if you could get the tax man and corporate UK to supplement your generosity?
31 May 2018 The French Village What is its future? By Richard Pooley I was back in England at the end of April, most of the time with my in-laws. They live in a sprawling village of 818 people between Stroud and Cirencester. It has a primary school, a pub and a village shop/sub-post office.
31 May 2018 Quiz By Boffles Do you know? What detached human body parts have been discovered on a number of occasions on the coasts of British Columbia and Washington State? What is a bonobo? Who is the captain of the England limited overs cricket team and where was he born?