Cover Page, 04 July 2019, Issue 209 Welcome to this week’s issue of Shaw Sheet. We hope you enjoy our comments, features and reviews. 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… Continue reading Issue 209: 2019 07 04: Cover page
4 July 2019 Lens on the Week UK BORDER TALK: The two Conservative leadership candidates seem to be taking similar positions on Brexit. The backstop arrangements under which the UK could be trapped in the Customs Union indefinitely pending agreement on how to deal with the Irish border has to go and be replaced by… Continue reading Issue 209: 2019 07 04: Lens on the Week
04 July 2019 Which Way? Johnson or Hunt? By John Watson It is mishmash time down at the farm and as the pigs run around their enclosure mud gets mixed with feed, feed gets mixed with straw, and straw gets mixed with excrement. What a mess, but it is no greater a mess than the… Continue reading Issue 209: 2019 07 04: Which Way?
4 July 2019 Children; Please! Dignity in Politics by J.R. Thomas Readers blessed with small children will know the difficulties in damping down the near-fratricide that from time to time breaks out, usually ending in pushing and shoving and tears before bedtime. Those readers who also follow UK politics may feel (unless their experience with… Continue reading Issue 209: 2019 07 04: Children; Please!
04 July 2019 The Boriad – Book 1 Not, in fact, By Homer Like great Achilles, Boris Johnson from his tent full armoured sprang. No more skulking in the shadows, now’s the time to upward man. His Patroclus, the Raab Extremis, in his borrowed armour strove; but died before the Hunter’s fury… Continue reading Issue 209: 2019 07 04: The Boriad
04 July 2019 Who’s the Guv’nor? The best choice for the Bank of England. By Frank O’Nomics The preoccupation with who will become the next Prime Minister may be missing the point. The management of taxation and spending will have a great bearing on our economic well-being, but monetary policy and financial regulation may ultimately… Continue reading Issue 209: 2019 07 04: Who’s the Guv’nor?
04 July 2019 Protests in Parliament. Hong Kong and Strasbourg. By Neil Tidmarsh Two parliament buildings, two protests – protests which must have made even the protesters’ supporters feel rather uneasy and perhaps even shocked. It’s easy to understand and sympathise with the anger and frustration of the demonstrators in Hong Kong. In recent years,… Continue reading Issue 209: 2019 07 04: Protests in Parliament
04 July 2019 “I’d Rather Not Say” Canvassing in Brecon and Radnorshire. By Richard Pooley I got an email from my MP, Wera Hobhouse, last week: … there’s a by-election happening in Brecon and Radnorshire, and the Liberal Democrats are aiming to take the seat from the Conservatives, and beat the Brexit Party in the… Continue reading Issue 209: 2019 07 04: “I’d Rather Not Say”
4 July 2019 Diary of a Corbynista Tory General Election Panic by Don Urquhart 27 June Watching last night’s Peston and Newsnight and today’s Politics Live was to observe two dialogues of the deaf. There were people who wanted a no deal Brexit butting up to those insisting on a deal or remaining. There were… Continue reading Issue 209: 2019 07 04: Diary of a Corbynista
4 July 2019 A refresher from Corbynista Episode 1 by Don Urquhart The Diary started in April 2017 when Johnson was Foreign Secretary and Hunt Minister for Health. 6 May 2017 The awful Piers Morgan ripped Hunt asunder on Good Morning Britain. I am astonished that he is being allowed on to television. 31 July… Continue reading Issue 209: 2019 07 04: Blast from the Past
04 July 2019 Hampton Court Palace 2019 Garden Festival. By Lynda Goetz My father always maintained that a photograph which needed explaining was not a good photograph. I felt he had a point, although on occasions a title might be useful; but does this apply to all artistic endeavours? Not all of us understand music… Continue reading Issue 209: 2019 07 04: Hampton Court
04 July 2019 The Hunt The Almeida Theatre reviewed by Adam McCormack Star rating **** Lucas is the archetypal adored small town primary school teacher. He is witty, lively and considerate, loved by pupils, parents and fellow teachers alike. That he has turned to teaching following a split from his wife makes him still more… Continue reading Issue 209: 2019 07 04: The Hunt
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