Cover Page, 23 August 2018, Issue 166 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… Continue reading Issue 166: 2018 08 23: Cover page
23 August 2018 Lens on the Week UK BREXIT: Here we all are again, streaming back from our holidays refreshed and relaxed to face the very problems which looked insoluble in August. And yet there are new twists. The Irish problem seems to have morphed from concerns about the border to concerns about electricity, with… Continue reading Issue 166: 2018 08 23: Lens on the Week
23 August 2018 Why Not Fuck Off? A political message. By John Watson Just as I would rather not meet Mike Tyson in the ring, so I would be reluctant to disagree with Rowan Atkinson on matters of humour. All the same I didn’t laugh out loud on reading Boris’s article in which he compare… Continue reading Issue 166: 2018 08 23: Why Not Fuck Off?
23 August 2018 Tapping Up a Revolution Changing Course – a key Tory skill. By J R Thomas Before the summer break we were musing on how and if the Conservative party might survive the turmoil which now besets it. But last week occurred an event that might put that in context. The death was… Continue reading Issue 166: 2018 08 23: Revolution?
23 August 2018 Square Pegs in Round Holes Should GPs (or anyone) love work? By Lynda Goetz “GPs working three-and-a-half day week”; “Part-time GPs ‘pose a terrifying risk to patients’” screamed front page headlines last week. Helpful and unhelpful suggestions and comments from all quarters made points such as that being a doctor should be… Continue reading Issue 166: 2018 08 23: Square Pegs In Round Holes
23 August 2018 Robot Chores We are not ready for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. by Frank O’Nomics The potential impact of artificial intelligence on traditional employment is not a new subject. However, when the Chief Economist of the Bank of England, Andy Haldane, warns of “large swathes” of technologically unemployed, in the same week that… Continue reading Issue 166: 2018 08 23: Robot Chores
23 August 2018 Fallacy In Trumperland More nonsense (with apologies to Lewis Carroll). By Neil Tidmarsh “My people … said they think it’s Russia. I have President Putin; he just said it’s not Russia. I will say this: I don’t see any reason why it would be.” – President Trump, 16 July 2018. “The sentence… Continue reading Issue 166: 2018 08 23: Fallacy in Trumperland
23 August 2018 Diary of a Corbynista Palestinian Holiday by Don Urquhart 3 August When people ask what all the fuss is about in Palestine, they could start to inform themselves by reading Oliver Holmes’ article in today’s Guardian: Activists who attempted to sail a fishing boat carrying aid to Gaza but were intercepted by… Continue reading Issue 166: 2018 08 23: Diary of a Corbynista
23 August 2018 Crossword By Boffles Crossword No 166 Click for this Week’s interactive online crossword Click for a printable version of this Week’s crossword Click for the solution to crossword, No 165 Share this using…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemail
23 August 2018 Les continentals expulsées A mercy errand. By Nihc, Nihc Shh, c’est moi. Et pourquoi est-ce que j’écrise en Français? Aha, je suis déguisé. Sorry about that, but I had to fool the moronic editors of the Shaw Sheet (who said that they would never again publish anything I had written) that they… Continue reading Issue 166: 2018 08 23: Les Continentals Expulsees
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2 August 2018 What’s on in August 2018 by AGGro 1. WED * LAMMAS (Quarter day) – celebration of the Grain Harvest * Athletics: European Championships – Glasgow and Berlin. Inaugural event featuring rowing(2-5), cycling (2-12), gymnastics (2-12), aquatics (3-12), athletics (7-12), golf (7-12) and triathlon (9-11) * Cricket – England v India, first… Continue reading What’s on in August 2018