Cover Page, 13 May 2021, Issue 279 Welcome to our latest edition. Elections and the Queen’s Speech. What a week. Read your Shaw Sheet over a cream tea and be sure to get the cream and jam in the right order! Share this using… Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email Whatsapp
Stop the whining from Scotland by offering a referendum very soon with all the costs of leaving made abundantly clear.
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? … Continue reading Issue 279: 2021 05 13: Food Fight
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,… Continue reading Issue 279: 2021 05 13: Don’t Worry, Sir Keir
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… Continue reading Issue 279: 2021 05 13: Planning
The number of false positive Covid-19 tests is examined agains the backdrop of low infection rates and large numbers of tests and the need for the huge cost is questioned.
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… Continue reading Issue 279: 2021 05 13: Diary of a Corbynista
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… Continue reading Issue 279: 2021 05 13: Internal Strife
13 May 2021 Crossword By Boffles Crossword No 279 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. 278 Share this using… Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email Whatsapp
13 May 2021 Cartoons By AGGro … Continue reading Issue 279: 2021 05 13: Cartoons