Cover Page, 20 June 2019, Issue 207 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 207: 2019 06 20: Cover page
20 June 2019 Lens on the Week UK REMAINING GREEN BOTTLES: At publication, the remaining bottles were as follows: Boris Johnson, Michael Gove, Jeremy Hunt and Sajid Javid. The two names for submission to the party membership will be available by the end of the week. LABOUR REFERENDUM: On the other side of the political… Continue reading Issue 207: 2019 06 20: Lens on the Week
20 June 2016 Boris After All? A political kedgeree. By John Watson In the case of St Paul it was a vision on the road to Damascus. In my case it was a particularly well prepared kedgeree. Still, the result was the same, a change of view, a new perspective. From sitting down to lunch… Continue reading Issue 207: 2019 06 20: Boris After All?
20 June 2019 Leadership ‘Debate’ And the winner was? By Lynda Goetz Whose idea was it to perch the ‘contestants’ on bar stools so that they were forced to sit rather like naughty schoolboys, with their feet tucked uncomfortably on the cross bar, whilst being supervised (not too effectively) by Emily Maitlis, elevated above them… Continue reading Issue 207: 2019 06 20: Leadership ‘Debate’
20 June 2019 Runners and Riders Jostle Across the pond. By J R Thomas Laughing at the number of eager hopefuls wanting to succeed Theresa May? That’s nothing. Move six hours west. The number of Democrat aspirants for the Presidential nomination is now 23; way beyond a minicab or even a mini-bus. Almost enough to… Continue reading Issue 207: 2019 06 20: Runners and Riders
20 June 2019 Men of Mystery Travel writers – and politicians. By Neil Tidmarsh I read a lot of travel-writing thirty years ago. For a short while in the early 1980’s I worked in the travel department of Foyles, just as the genre was taking off into the golden age of popularity, critical acclaim and… Continue reading Issue 207: 2019 06 20: Men of Mystery
20 June 2019 Diary of a Corbynista Prime Ministerial Talent Lacking by Don Urquhart 13 June It’s not often that Question Time has a panellist as wonderful as Francesca Martinez. She has cerebral palsy and you get the impression that speech is difficult. But by a distance she was the most articulate of the panellists… Continue reading Issue 207: 2019 06 20: Diary of a Corbynista
20 June 2019 UK Rate Rise? Weak growth will stay the hand of the Bank by Frank O’Nomics Moderate growth, relatively benign inflation and Brexit uncertainty has helped keep UK interest rates unchanged since August 2018. However, signs of wage growth have put the wind up a number of Bank of England Governors, who warn… Continue reading Issue 207: 2019 06 20: UK Rate Rise?
20 June 2019 Country Matters Moving swans. By Lynda Goetz Down here in the Devon countryside, far from Westminster, we have had our own little drama this week. For the last couple of months our neighbours have had a young swan on their pond. His parents made their home on another pond nearby, which was… Continue reading Issue 207: 2019 06 20: Country Matters
20 June 2019 A Midsummer Night’s Dream Bridge Theatre. Reviewed by Neil Tidmarsh We laugh, rightly, at the eighteenth century’s convention of reworking Shakespeare to give his tragedies a happy ending. I wonder if future generations will similarly laugh at our age’s reworking of Shakespeare to make his drama conform to the conventions of current… Continue reading Issue 207: 2019 06 20: Midsummer Night’s Dream
20 June 2019 Natalia Goncharova Tate Modern (6 June – 8 September 2019). Reviewed by William Morton Natalia Goncharova (1881-1962) was born into an aristocratic Russian family which owned a textile business. She was brought up first at their country estate, which she continued to visit after the family moved to Moscow when she was… Continue reading Issue 207: 2019 06 20: Natalia Goncharova