13 May 2021 Food Fight Casus belly. By Neil Tidmarsh Last month, Sainsbury’s in Truro, Cornwall, exhibited a photo advertising that typical West Country treat – the cream tea. There it was, in all its glory – fruit scone, topped with clotted cream, topped with jam. Instant outrage. A fruit scone? Cream first? Then jam?
13 May 2021 Don’t Worry, Sir Keir Hartlepool Reappraised by J.R. Thomas Before Jeremy Thorpe became principally famous for his antipathy to large dogs, he was the subject of a Westminster joke, sworn, of course, to be true. Thorpe, riding high as the newish Liberal leader, the voice of middle way politics, was crossing Whitehall,
13 May 2021 Planning Nothing New by Lynda Goetz My son’s hopes of exchanging on his first property this week were dashed on Monday when his solicitor reported that the vendors have a problem with their purchase – it appears that the garage of the house they are attempting to buy had been built without
13 May 2021 Diary of a Corbynista Hartlepool Aftermath by Don Urquhart 6 May Message Board responses to Corbynista in Shaw Sheet 277: Scientist: Have you noticed that the Conservatives, on their rare appearances on the radio or TV, have started to adopt the republican approach to talking to the media? They are now wearing little
13 May 2021 Internal Strife A World of Conflict By Paul Branch The past week or so has seen vicious internal conflicts and some nasty upsets across this sad old planet of ours: from Jerusalem to Kabul, and on to Belfast and even Jersey. Religion and politics lie at the heart of it, two bedfellows