Cover Page, 4 November 2021, Issue 299 Welcome to our latest edition. This week we consider: some suggestions for COP 26; conspiracy theories in the USA: Mr Sunak and the risk of inflation; fission and fusion; Autumn and a dog’s life; a Corbynista’s week; and of course a crossword from Boffles and cartoons from AGGro.… Continue reading Issue 299: 2021 11 04: Cover page
4 November 2021 COP 26 The battery question. By Robert Kilconner So here we go at last. Cop 26 is upon us and no one really has any idea what will come out of it. There have been some unfavourable auguries to be sure. The Heads of State of China and Russia will not be… Continue reading Issue 299: 2021 11 04: COP 26
4 November 2021 JFK Senior and Junior And other conspiracies. By Neil Tidmarsh A small crowd gathered last Tuesday in Dealey Plaza, Dallas, where President John F Kennedy was shot in 1963. They were waiting for his son, John F Kennedy Jr, to appear and declare that he would be running as Donald Trump’s vice-presidential… Continue reading Issue 299: 2021 11 04: JFK Senior & Junior
4 November 2021 Inflation Mr Sunak’s risk. By John Watson Like the branches of a stream crossing a water meadow, the political channels of the two main parties often flow quite closely together and at the moment there is little real economic distance between them. Both believe in a Keynesian answer to the financial chaos… Continue reading Issue 299: 2021 11 04: Inflation
04 November 2021 Diary of a Corbynista Blah Blah Blah by Don Urquhart 28 October Ken Loach on Double Down News analyses the state of the Labour Party. It is worth a look if you are interested in why Sir Keir Starmer will not succeed. 29 October Message Board responses to Corbynista in Shaw Sheet… Continue reading Issue 299: 2021 11 04: Diary of a Corbynista
4 November 2021 Fussing about fusion and fission By Paul Branch Now that COP26 is finally with us, climate change discussions are starting to heat up among the 25,000 earnest souls gathered in Glasgow to determine our future on this planet. It turns out, thankfully, that amongst that throng there are just five negotiators or… Continue reading Issue 299: 2021 11 04: Fussing
4 November 2021 Oh To Be Alive! Lucky dogs. By Lynda Goetz It has just been one of those weeks. So much happening on the world stage; so many irritating and frustrating examples of ‘wokery’ (from the National Trust to Linacre College); horrific tales from different parts of the globe; ongoing Brexit issues; a climate… Continue reading Issue 299: 2021 11 04: Oh To Be Alive!
4 November 2021 Assisted Suicide from Anthony Silver Dear Sirs In your correspondent’s excellent article “Trusting the Police” he makes a very strong point in relation to the proposals for assisted suicide. I am rather tired of the opponents of assisted suicide whose reasoning is that it will be abused etc. Anybody who has loved… Continue reading Issue 299: 2021 11 04: From Anthony Silver