Issue 248: 2020 09 24: Managing Covid

24 September 2020 Managing Covid An impossible task. By John Watson As you would expect from a distinguished sportsman, Marcus Rashford’s reaction to Johnson’s decision to extend free school meals through the summer break was gentlemanly and courteous.  “Johnson didn’t have to change his mind” he said to the Financial Times, adding that it takes… Continue reading Issue 248: 2020 09 24: Managing Covid

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Issue 248: 2020 09 24: Diary of a Corbynista

24  September 2020 Diary of a Corbynista Time for Cassandrafreude by Don Urquhart 16 September On Newsnight Natasha Devon was introduced as a former Children’s Mental Health Tsar(itsa?).   Any government-appointed advisor normally has me reaching for the off switch, but before I could locate the remote, Ms Devon introduced the concept of Cassandrafreude, pleasure in… Continue reading Issue 248: 2020 09 24: Diary of a Corbynista

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Issue 248: 2020 09 24: Make-Believe

24 September 2020 Make-Believe and Reality Spot the difference. By Neil Tidmarsh Last week we had reality intruding into the movies, with reports that parts of Hollywood’s latest would-be blockbuster – the live-action remake of Mulan – were filmed in Xinjiang province in sight of the Uighur ‘re-education’ camps.  Some commentators have suggested that this… Continue reading Issue 248: 2020 09 24: Make-Believe

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Issue 248: 2020 09 24: The Irish Conundrum

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24 September 2020 View from the Cotswolds The Irish Conundrum:  Problem or Solution?  By Paul Branch Ireland looms large yet again on the Brexit stage:  the oven-ready deal that we thought we had agreed before the general election, and before everyone’s attention lurched over to Covid-19, seems to be not quite as well-prepared as we… Continue reading Issue 248: 2020 09 24: The Irish Conundrum

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