Cover Page, 24 October 2019, Issue 220 Welcome to this week’s issue of Shaw Sheet. We hope you enjoy our comments, features, reviews, crossword and cartoons. 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… Continue reading Issue 220: 2019 10 24: Cover page
Issue: 220: Who Will Decide?
Issue 220: 2019 10 24: Lens on the Week
24 October 2019 Lens on the Week UK A MATTER OF TIMING: The Withdrawal Agreement Bill passes its second reading by a majority of 30 but the Commons throw out the Government’s three-day timetable. The result is that the Prime Minister calls for a general election. At first sight this might look like an overreaction… Continue reading Issue 220: 2019 10 24: Lens on the Week
Issue 220: 2019 10 24: Really, Sir Oliver?
24 October 2019 Really, Sir Oliver? Surely not! By John Watson When Horace wrote “Parturient montes, nascetur ridiculus mus” (mountains are in labour, a ridiculous mouse will be born) he was borrowing from Aesop to illustrate a general point about works which promise much but deliver little in the end. He could have been specifically… Continue reading Issue 220: 2019 10 24: Really, Sir Oliver?
Issue 220: 2019 10 24: Homage to Catalonia
24 October 2019 Homage to Catalonia Defying the People. By J R Thomas Crazy name, crazy guy. Let-Win, or Letwin, or Oliver Letwin, to get to the nub of it. Perhaps, Let-Them-Not-Win. The cleverest idiot in the House of Commons, some call him; or, the most stupid genius. Neither seem particularly fitting; he does not… Continue reading Issue 220: 2019 10 24: Homage to Catalonia
Issue 220: 2019 10 24: December 2021
24 October 2019 December 2021 Artificial skin. By Lynda Goetz He lay on the bed in the half light, reluctant to leave the warmth of the duvet and face the day. “Alexa, turn on the radio,” he commanded. “Siri, what time am I due at work this morning?” “Not until 9 o’clock, John,” a sensuous… Continue reading Issue 220: 2019 10 24: December 2021
Issue 220: 2019 10 24: Sex and Authority
24 October 2019 Sex and Authority Morocco, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia. By Neil Tidmarsh The most interesting of all the Shakespeare folios held by the Folger Library in Washington DC (and it has the world’s largest collection of them) must be the copy of the second folio, published in 1632, which originally came from the library… Continue reading Issue 220: 2019 10 24: Sex and Authority
Issue 220: 2019 10 24: Producing Skills
23 October 2019 Solving the Skills Shortage… And ending recidivism. By Frank O’Nomics According to a recent Open University Report, 63% of UK organisations are experiencing a skills shortage, and the situation is getting worse. The estimated cost of this shortage is an eye-watering £4.4bn and, while this figure is lower than last year due… Continue reading Issue 220: 2019 10 24: Producing Skills
Issue 220: 2019 10 24: Diary of a Corbynista
24 October 2019 Diary of a Corbynista EU still stuck with Farage by Don Urquhart 17 October Cummings and Johnson seem to have covered the angles. Johnson has agreed a deal with the EU. Although very few people have seen the detail, the Commons is due to vote on it in 2 days’ time. If… Continue reading Issue 220: 2019 10 24: Diary of a Corbynista
Issue 220: 2019 10 24: Hansard
24 October 2019 Hansard: a play by Simon Woods The National Theatre. Reviewed by Adam McCormack Star Rating **** Robin and Diana are a couple under great strain. It is 1988 and Robin is a minister in Mrs Thatcher’s government, spending his time travelling the country having to defend the Local Government Finance Act and,… Continue reading Issue 220: 2019 10 24: Hansard
Issue 220: 2019 10 24: Crossword
24 October 2019 Crossword By Boffles Crossword No 220 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 217 Share this using… Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email Whatsapp
Issue 220: 2019 10 24: Cartoons
24 October 2019 Cartoons by AGGro Share this using… Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email Whatsapp