Cover Page, 04 October 2018, Issue 172 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 172: 2018 10 04: Cover page
4 October 2018 Lens on the Week UK BREXIT: It is no surprise that the Conservative party conference began with a row over Brexit, ex foreign secretary Boris Johnson calling on the Prime Minister to “Chuck Chequers” on the basis that the Chequers Agreement under which we would have to collect tariffs on behalf of… Continue reading Issue 172: 2018 10 04: Lens on the Week
04 October 2018 Inclusive Ownership Plan What it says about Labour. By John Watson The thirteenth stroke of the clock may not tell you much about the time but it says a good deal about the timepiece. Similarly John McDonnell’s Inclusive Ownership Plan says a great deal about the Labour Party and the way in… Continue reading Issue 172: 2018 10 04: Inclusive Ownership Plan
04 October 2018 What Are Universities For? Crèches or places of learning? By Lynda Goetz To howls of derision from some quarters and quiet approval from others, Manchester University’s Student Union this week banned clapping in favour of ‘jazz hands’; a silent waving of hands in the air, used by British Sign Language instead of… Continue reading Issue 172: 2018 10 04: What are universities for?
4 October 2018 PPE: People, Policies and Economics Voting patterns are now a function of age rather than class. by Frank O’Nomics Conference season has long been nothing more than an irritant for most of us. As a child it forced decent TV onto the sidelines (well would you rather watch Blue Peter or Ted… Continue reading Issue 172: 2018 10 04: People, Policies, Economics
4 October 2018 What’s In A Name? The Republic Of Macedonia, aka… By Neil Tidmarsh Nick Conrad, a BBC Radio Norfolk presenter, must have been very puzzled as well as alarmed when he received death threats via Twitter. No, it wasn’t anything to do with Alan Partridge (isn’t he a Radio Norfolk presenter too?) –… Continue reading Issue 172: 2018 10 04: What’s in a Name?
4 October 2018 Diary of a Corbynista Lobbyist Organises Brexit by Don Urquhart 27 September In Washington the Senate Judiciary Committee is seeking to establish whether Brett Kavanaugh’s behaviour should disqualify him from becoming a member of the Supreme Court. They fear that his nomination could bring the judiciary into disrepute. In The UK it… Continue reading Issue 172: 2018 10 04: Diary of a Corbynista
4 October 2018 All the President’s Voters The midterm numbers. by J R Thomas It is a measure of the way in which President Trump has changed American politics that, at least outside the United States, the forthcoming mid-term elections are receiving little attention. Indeed, they are not receiving as much attention as normal even… Continue reading Issue 172: 2018 10 04: All the President’s Voters
04 October 2018 The Dark Side of Paltrow’s World The real global danger of medical pseudoscience. By Jack Wippell As the storm of headlines generated by the conference season and Kavanaugh continues, you could be forgiven for missing the opening of a pop-up shop, Goop, in Notting Hill on Tuesday. Gwyneth Paltrow’s wellness brand has… Continue reading Issue 172: 2018 10 04: Pseudoscience
4 October 2018 Dance Nation (a play by Clare Barron) The Almeida reviewed by Dell Watson Star rating ** Having read Dance Nation describe itself as “a ferocious exploration of youth, ambition and self-discovery”, I was rather looking forward to watching something truly awful and so far up itself that you would only be able… Continue reading Issue 172: 2018 10 04: Dance Nation
04 October 2018 Crossword By Boffles Crossword No 172 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 171 Share this using…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemail
20 September 2018 Writing for the Shaw Sheet An invitation from the Editors The Shaw Sheet is looking to expand its (unpaid) writing team and the purpose of this article is to seek out any aspiring contributors among our readers. The articles we are looking for are about 800-1000 words long and analytical in style. … Continue reading Writing for Shaw Sheet