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12 December 2019 Lens on the Week UK FINAL FURLONG: At the start of election day the Tories are ahead in the polls but no one knows whether or not they will achieve a majority. The pledges for the three main parties include: Conservatives: To get Brexit done, to lift the national insurance threshold, and
12 December 2019 A Few Straws Election day. By John Watson “No, don’t do it, please don’t do it. Not that one. I know it is a big juicy button but really you should step away and not press it. Just put your hands down by your side and step backwards. Honestly, it would be
12 December 2019 Dangerous Winds A night to read. By J R Thomas So, the day has arrived. And the evening, to be followed, as these things are, by the night, and finally, dawn. What you will know by dawn is anybody’s guess. You may roll away to bed, despondent or exultant, though if the
12 December 2019 Qualities of a Leader Responsibilities and duties. By Lynda Goetz Last night I watched the news on BBC1. I remembered why I don’t often do this. “What about the four-year-old boy lying on the floor of Leeds hospital?” insisted the reporter for the second or third time, shoving a large microphone under
12 December 2019 War and Peace Russia’s week. By Neil Tidmarsh Crimea, 2014: Who are these mysterious armed men, speaking Russian and wearing military battledress without any insignia – not a pip nor button nor cap-badge – to tell us what regiment or division or even army they belong to? What are they doing here?
12 December 2019 Diary of a Corbynista Democracy at the Brink by Don Urquhart 5 December As one might have predicted the black propaganda from the Tories has increased dramatically. I include in this the redacted submission of the Jewish Labour Movement to the Equalities and Human Rights Commission which has been dignified joyfully as
12 December 2019 The Duchess of Malfi a play by John Webster The Almeida Theatre reviewed by Adam McCormack Star Rating: **** There will be blood. The Duchess of Malfi is renown as a play with a high body count and director Rebecca Frecknall’s new interpretation at the Almeida is for the Sam Peckinpah generation;