Cover Page, 15 July 2021, Issue 288 Welcome to our latest edition. This week we consider: the possibility of a downturn in the public mood, and the political consequences; the mysterious coup attempt in Haiti; the latest Covid statistics; Sir Keir Starmer; fundamental change in UK government; where is ‘home’? (as in ‘it’s coming…’); happiness,… Continue reading Issue 288: 2021 07 15: Cover page
15 July 2021 The Downer And its political consequences. By John Watson Those who study quantum physics will tell you that matter has a dual nature. Sometimes it is a collection of particles and at other times a series of waves. This wave characterisation is counterintuitive and makes the subject difficult to understand, a difficulty… Continue reading Issue 288: 2021 07 15: The Downer
15 July 2021 Coup Confusion Haiti, Jordan, Venezuela. By Neil Tidmarsh Military precision? Hardly. Interim prime minister Claude Joseph called it “a highly co-ordinated attack by a highly trained and heavily armed group”, but there was little evidence of either training or co-ordination in the assassination’s aftermath (although whoever killed Jovenel Moïse must indeed have… Continue reading Issue 288: 2021 07 15: Coup Confusion
Analyses the factors that currently are affecting the likelihood of being infected with Covid-19 reveals which groups are most and least susceptible to infection.
15 July 2021 Playing the Game By J.R. Thomas Don’t worry, there is minimal reference to football in what follows… Politics, like so many matters in the affairs of women (and by this, as always, we include men and all persons of whatsoever sexual disposition and none) runs in fashions. Eighteenth century Europe saw an… Continue reading Issue 288: 2021 07 15: Playing the Game
15 July 2021 Fundamental Change Redesigning government. By Robert Kilconner Blink and you could miss it. Close your eyes for a second and it could pass you by. But, hardly heard against the noise of the public debate about Brexit, Covid, carbon levels and levelling up, there is another discussion going on which is perhaps… Continue reading Issue 288: 2021 07 15: Fundamental Change
15 July 2021 Diary of a Corbynista Johnson as Life Coach by Don Urquhart 8 July Message Board responses to Corbynista in Shaw Sheet 285: Walsall: I fully support the view from the current teaching profession and am very pleased for this teacher’s experience. Given that my view is based on education in the 60’s… Continue reading Issue 288: 2021 07 15: Diary of a Corbynista
We have much to be thankful for but not the clarity of the rules for exit from lockdown on July 19th. Searching for some sense in the rules is hard.
15 July 2021 It’s Coming Home By Paul Branch In our nationalistically soccer-obsessed island, everything seemed to come to a shuddering stop last Sunday with the eventual disappointment of England’s loss to Italy in the final of the European football championship. Hopes had been sky high for expunging 55 years of hurt since our one… Continue reading Issue 288: 2021 07 15: It’s Coming Home
15 July 2021 Crossword By Boffles Crossword No 288 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. 287 Share this using… Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email Whatsapp
15 July 2021 Cartoons By AGGro Share this using… Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email Whatsapp