Cover Page, 15 October 2020, Issue 251 Welcome to our latest edition. We hope you enjoy its articles and features. We’d like to introduce new writers, so if you’d be interested in contributing to the Shaw Sheet on either an occasional or regular basis, please contact the editors at johnW@shawsheet.com for the writers’ guidelines. … Continue reading Issue 251: 2020 10 15: Cover page
15 October 2020 Stormzy’s Approach Not just BAME. By John Watson Just occasionally a perfectly good name or acronym gets so overused that it begins to obscure rather than throw light on the circumstances to which it is applied. The term “racism” is a good example, much thrown about but meaning different things to different… Continue reading Issue 251: 2020 10 15: Stormzy’s Approach
15 October 2020 Breaking the Rules by J.R. Thomas This column has in a covidish grumbly way already launched one attack on the “New Normal”, that irritating fashionable phrase that is deployed too often, without hesitation, and mostly without thought. Last time we boldly suggested that “working from home” would last just as long as… Continue reading Issue 251: 2020 10 15: Breaking the Rules
15 October 2020 Are you talking to me? You should be. By Richard Pooley In the bookshelf above my head is a paperback entitled You Talkin’ to Me? It’s by the journalist Sam Leith and was published in 2012. As you probably know, the title are the words of Travis Bickle, spoken by Robert de… Continue reading Issue 251: 2020 10 15: Are You Talking To Me?
15 October 2020 Diary of a Corbynista Building Back Bullshit by Don Urquhart 7 October The Unite union has decided to reduce its funding for the Labour Party by 10%. A key contributor to that decision was Sir Keir Starmer’s decision to pay off the Panorama “whistleblowers” rather than fight them in court as advised… Continue reading Issue 251: 2020 10 15: Diary of a Corbynista
15 October 2020 Turkey & Nagorno-Karabakh Yet another proxy war. By Neil Tidmarsh Claims by Armenia that one of its warplanes has been shot down by Turkish fighter jets; stories of Turkish-backed Syrian rebels being re-deployed to Azerbaijan to fight as mercenaries against Nagorno-Karabakh; accounts of Turkish Bayraktar military drones inflicting crushing casualties on soldiers… Continue reading Issue 251: 2020 10 15: Turkey & Nagorno-Karabakh
15 October 2020 Lies, Damned Lies and Coronavirus The University Effect by David Chilvers This week we look at the impact on COVID-19 infection rates of the return of students to schools and universities*. All of the data evaluated relates to England, where schools re-opened in the first week of September and universities towards the… Continue reading Issue 251: 2020 10 15: The University Effect
15 October 2020 View from the Cotswolds Who do They think I am?: Indignant of Chipping Norton By Paul Branch Boris Johnson and Priti Patel must think they know me pretty well. They have referred to me in recent interviews and pronouncements, not by name but by association, in a manner I find highly objectionable… Continue reading Issue 251: 2020 10 15: Me? Really?
15 October 2020 “Oxford or Cambridge Which is best?” by Philip Throp Oxford tourist guides tell me that if and when they ask for questions from their tour participators, the most common question is “Which is best, Oxford or Cambridge?” I suspect the level of interest in the question from the questioner is more often… Continue reading Issue 251: 2020 10 15: Oxford or Cambridge?
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