Cover Page, 11 November 2021, Issue 300 Welcome to our latest edition. This week we consider: thinking through the problem of Owen Paterson (or not); Sir Oswald Mosley and Oxford; the latest Covid-19 figures; vets’ vexations; the cult of personality; travel in the time of Covid; a Corbynista’s week; and of course a crossword from… Continue reading Issue 300: 2021 11 11: Cover page
11 November 2021 Thinking Through The lesson from Paterson. By John Watson “Entitled”, “Corrupt”, “Applying different rules to their friends”; these are some of the ways the Government’s conduct ín the Owen Paterson affair has been described. But appropriate as the epithets may be, they do not deal with the central question: “How come the… Continue reading Issue 300: 2021 11 11: Thinking Through
11 November 2021 Money Troubles by J. R. Thomas Dear old Oswald, how he would be laughing if he could see the trouble he continues to cause. He was not a dear old anything, of course; of all the unpleasant, self opiniated, nasty politicians that this country has produced (and luckily we have not produced… Continue reading Issue 300: 2021 11 11: Money Troubles
11 November 2021 Lies, Damned Lies and Coronavirus Here we go again by David Chilvers From an information perspective, the early part of the COVID-19 pandemic was characterised by poor data and selective use of what was available to hide inconvenient truths. Some of the worst examples of the latter included: Omitting data on cases… Continue reading Issue 300: 2021 11 11: Here again!
From Owen Paterson’s sleasy work in parliament, through the Tongan team’s gallant trouncing at Rugby to flat owner’s responsibility for cladding repairs it is all here.
11 November 2021 Travel In the time of Covid. By Robert Kilconner “He’ll hear no toneOf the maiden he loves so well!No telephoneCommunicates with his cell!” Well, that may have been the case when Gilbert and Sullivan wrote HMS Pinafore, but New Zealand’s Managed Isolation Units are more civilized. Free wifi, phones in every room,… Continue reading Issue 300: 2021 11 11: Travel
The crisis in the veterinary profession is examined post Brexit and the system is found to be wanting at all levels.
11 November 2021 Cult of Personality North Korea and China. By Neil Tidmarsh Boris has blown it. Surely our most promising potential cult of personality has run into the buffers? That wild blond mop worthy of a trademark, that amiably bumbling manner deserving of a copyright, that bluff Bertie Wooster-esque speech pattern which out-Wodehouses Wodehouse,… Continue reading Issue 300: 2021 11 11: Cult of Personality
11 November 2021 Crossword By Boffles Crossword No 300 Click for this Week’s interactive online crossword Click for a printable version of this Week’s crossword Click for solution to crossword 299 Share this using… Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email Whatsapp
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