Cover Page, 10 June 2021, Issue 283 Welcome to our latest edition. This week we consider Stonewall and the possibility of peak woke; the latest coronavirus data; preparing for change in the workplace; following the science; and children’s literature. Plus, of course, a Corbynista’s week, a crossword from Boffles and cartoons from AGGro.
10 June 2021 Stonewall Left by the tide. By Robert Kilconner The news that the Ministry of Justice is preparing to leave the diversity scheme designed by Stonewall has a curious smell of nemesis about it. Back in the day, and Stonewall was formed in the 1970s as a charity campaigning for LGBT rights, there
10 June 2021 Stonewall Crumbles Peak woke? By Lynda Goetz The other week in The Daily Telegraph there was an article by Simon Heffer entitled ‘Have we finally passed peak woke?’ He, in conclusion, was hopeful we might have done. What with the revolt of members of the National Trust and the subsequent resignation of
10 June 2021 Lies, Damned Lies and Coronavirus It’s all Greek to me by David Chilvers This week we have seen the Indian Variant, now known as the Delta variant, become the dominant strain of Coronavirus in the UK. It still, however, seems to be concentrated in a relatively small number of areas in the
10 June 2021 Are They Recyclable? Preparing for change. By John Watson Are they recyclable? That is what one has to ask. Can they be repurposed in a way which will benefit the country in the future? Or do they have to be thrown upon some sort of scrap heap and buried out of sight
10 June 2021 Follow the Science But which way? By Neil Tidmarsh Some years ago I did jury service in a murder trial at the Old Bailey. It was a complex case. For various reasons, three separate autopsies were performed on the unfortunate victim’s corpse by three separate pathologists in the week after his death.
10 June 2021 Diary of a Corbynista A Tale of Two Unions by Don Urquhart 3 June Howard Beckett is a candidate to succeed Len McCLuskey as General Secretary of the Unite trade union. He has made no secret of his high regard for Jeremy Corbyn so it was not surprising to see the BBC
10 June 2021 Dreaming by the River Poop-Poop by J.R. Thomas Occasionally we like to review a good book in this column. This week our attention has been drawn to a work by a first time author soon appearing in a bookshop* near you. The writer lives in California and has written a book for