Cover Page, 30 July 2020, Issue 244 Welcome to our latest edition. We hope you enjoy its articles, features and puzzles. The Shaw Sheet is now taking its usual summer break. Our next edition will appear on Thursday 3rd September. In the meantime we wish all our readers happy holidays, whatever restrictions and complications the… Continue reading Issue 244: 2020 07 30: Cover page
30 July 2020 The Covid Inquiry What it means. By John Watson Admitting to an important error in politics is like leaving a blood trace in a shark-infested pool. The pack will never let go of it until they have exhausted its potential to weaken and destroy. Just remember what happened to Gordon Brown when… Continue reading Issue 244: 2020 07 30: The Covid Inquiry
29 July 2020 YOU….LIBERAL, YOU! by J.R.Thomas You…Tory, you” thrown out with a snarl, is a recognised insult in certain circles, as it has been for three hundred years. “Tory” generally became a word of political abuse during the American War of Independence, but its origins go back to Cromwellian Ireland, when the Tories… Continue reading Issue 244: 2020 07 30: You…Liberal, You!
30 July 2020 Not Gold! Choose genuine inflation protection. by Frank O’Nomics Here we go again. Uncertain and volatile markets have prompted a chorus of advocates of gold as the ultimate “safe” investment. The price has surged to almost $2,000 an ounce and analysts are talking of much further upside potential. The desire to seek… Continue reading Issue 244: 2020 07 30: Not Gold!
30 July 2020 Diary of a Corbynista Marcus Rides Again by Don Urquhart 23 July There are some parallels with our friends over the pond. Trump and Johnson are regarded by many in their own countries as beyond the pale. The crusading opposition Bernie Sanders and Jeremy Corbyn have been pushed aside by Biden and… Continue reading Issue 244: 2020 07 30: Diary of a Corbynista
30 July 2020 Goodies or Baddies? Hard to tell these days. By Neil Tidmarsh The forces of law and order sealed off a crime scene in Piacenza, Italy, last Friday. The site had allegedly been a centre for drug-dealing, prostitution and torture. The authorities closed down a suspected criminal organisation and made eight arrests, including… Continue reading Issue 244: 2020 07 30: Goodies or Baddies?
30 July 2020 The Queen and the Khatoun Lady Hester Stanhope and Gertrude Bell. By Jehad Al-Omari To the French, the 14th July marks “Bastille Day”, a turning point in the French Revolution and a day of celebration across the country. For the Iraqis, it is the day when Brigadier Qassim overthrew the Hashemite Monarchy… Continue reading Issue 244: 2020 07 30: The Queen & the Khatoun
30 July 2020 Re-Starting the Economy Change is inevitable, stop resisting it and embrace the entrepreneurs and independent workers by Mike Hampson While we still seem to be in the midst of the pandemic, with no clarity of when it will end or if it will return again in the autumn, much of the political… Continue reading Issue 244: 2020 07 30: Time of Change
30 July 2020 Lies, Damned Lies and Coronavirus Test and Trace by David Chilvers This week*, we look at the issue of statistics relating to test and trace. This system is meant: to follow up individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 to identify those with whom they have recently been in contact to contact… Continue reading Issue 244: 2020 07 30: Test and Trace
30 July 2020 View from the Cotswolds A busman’s holiday: one step to heaven By Paul Branch It’s that time of year again. Blue skies in Europe, warm sunshine, good food, good wine. But this time with a twist, and not a lemon one in your gin. Unless you’re brave enough to try the expensively… Continue reading Issue 244: 2020 07 30: A Busman’s Holiday
30 July 2020 Don’t Sow the Seeds! A warning. By Lynda Goetz As a gardening enthusiast, I noted with interest the news item about people in the US and the UK receiving unsolicited packets of seeds in the post. Believed to be part of a scam, the seeds have been sent from China and Uzbekistan. … Continue reading Issue 244: 2020 07 30: Don’t Sow the Seeds!
30 July 2020 Crossword By Boffles Crossword No 244 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. 243 Share this using… Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email Whatsapp
30 July 2020 Cartoons by AGGro … Continue reading Issue 244: 2020 07 30: Cartoons