Cover Page, 09 May 2019, Issue 201 Welcome to this week’s issue of Shaw Sheet. We hope you enjoy it. If you’ve missed any previous editions, they’re all available via the Back Issues option on the main menu above. Please do register for the weekly email if you haven’t already done so, and please recommend… Continue reading Issue 201: 2019 05 09: Cover page
09 May 2019 Lens on the Week UK EURO ELECTIONS: The European elections will go ahead on 23 May after all. With no prospect of anything constructive emerging from the cross party talks it seems likely that the electorate will be given the opportunity to express themselves by voting. The pundits seem to think that… Continue reading Issue 201: 2019 05 09: Lens on the Week
09 May 2019 Behead Both Parties? What will it change? By John Watson “It’s been nicked from The Lord of the Rings,” I said. “What?” she asked. “The idea that if you get rid of the top villain all his armies will collapse too. Night King or Dark Lord, there may not be an actual… Continue reading Issue 201: 2019 05 09: Behead Both Parties?
09 May 2019 The Nigel Also Rises The Brexit Party. By J R Thomas Of all the unlikely conjunctions in modern life, one of the more improbable tipped up last week when the joint efforts of Mrs May and Mr Corbyn – no, not wrought agreement on the terms of leaving the EU, but boosted… Continue reading Issue 201: 2019 05 09: Nigel Also Rises
9 May 2019 Diary of a Corbynista Establishment B.S. and worse by Don Urquhart 2 May In today’s Times Educational Supplement (TES) Judy Shaw the new president of the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) highlighted the grim reality of Tory austerity: We need recognition, we need understanding, we need compassion and we need immediate support. Schools… Continue reading Issue 201: 2019 05 09: Diary of a Corbynista
09 May 2019 Culture Clash (Part II) Global cooling. By Neil Tidmarsh Good news for Planet Earth (bad news for homo sapiens?) – aliens from outer space are among us, after all! Barely two months after French scientist Jean-Pierre Rospars declared that intelligent life-forms from other solar systems are deliberately avoiding us (because they don’t… Continue reading Issue 201: 2019 05 09: Culture Clash II
09 May 2019 Just (not) giving Hiding behind issues of trust by Frank O’Nomics £10 billion is undoubtedly a lot of money to give to charity. However, when spread over 165,000 organisations (there really are that many) the money does not go as far as one might hope, and when you look at the trends… Continue reading Issue 201: 2019 05 09: Just (not) giving
09 May 2019 Pre-Programmed? Neuroscience and us. By Lynda Goetz I have just ordered a new book on the strength of an article in the Features section of The Telegraph, ‘Is our fate decided the moment we’re born? The broadcaster Chris Evans, who notoriously once claimed he had only ever read one book (Black Beauty)… Continue reading Issue 201: 2019 05 09: Pre-Programmed?
9 May 2019 Why is smoking bad, but drinking okay? by Simon Baseley In 1967 there were at least 5 big tobacco companies. One them alone, Imperial, had 57 brands of cigarette and over 180 varieties of tobacco. Although TV advertising of tobacco products was banned in 1965, it would be almost 40 years before… Continue reading Issue 201: 2019 05 09: Drinking OK?
9 May 2019 Letter to the Editors The Civil Sevice from Anthony Silver Dear Sir, Maybe it is a generational thing, maybe it is the propaganda from “Yes Minister”, but I have always believed the British Civil Service to be sort of World Class, and that while their political masters might be flapping about from… Continue reading Issue 201: 2019 05 09: Letter to the Editors