Cover Page, 25 November 2021, Issue 302 Welcome to our latest edition. This week we consider: jobs for MPs; the looming energy crisis; the latest Covid-19 data; the Transgender debate (the fear and the fury); the British army (has discipline and leadership gone AWOL?); Netflix and defamation; a Corbynista’s week; and of course a crossword… Continue reading Issue 302: 2021 11 25: Cover page
25 November 2021 Conflicting Duties Jobs for MPs. By John Watson There is a certain sort of witness who appears in old-style detective stories. Having disappeared abroad to get away from family problems he or she hears about the trial of the suspect and, realising that the idiots back at home are about to hang… Continue reading Issue 302: 2021 11 25: Conflicting Duties
25 November 2021 It’s a Gas by J.R. Thomas In your prayers this Sunday, you might want to include a gentle plea for a mild winter. The Met Office has already added its crystal ball to your imprecations, saying that their analysis of historical trends and deep ocean currents and long term climatic drifts, to… Continue reading Issue 302: 2021 11 25: It’s a Gas
Coronavirus statistics for Central Europe are compared to those for NorthWest and Southern Europe to identify the causes for the different rates of positive tests within the various populations and the consequences of different vaccination policies.
25 November 2021 The British Army Discipline & leadership AWOL? By Neil Tidmarsh It’s a curious fact that the most famous and successful fighting forces in history – Shaka’s Zulus, the Janissaries of the Ottoman empire, the Mamluks of Egypt, the Samurai of Japan, the knights of medieval Europe, the Duke of Wellington’s army, etc… Continue reading Issue 302: 2021 11 25: The British Army
25 November 2021 Trans Fear Not phobia. By Lynda Goetz In considering the now thorny question of Trans identity, we appear, as in so many other aspects of modern society, to have succumbed to groupthink and fear. Fear mainly of being on the wrong side, of holding the wrong views and above all of speaking… Continue reading Issue 302: 2021 11 25: Trans Fear
25 November 2020 Diary of a Corbynista Health and Social Care by Don Urquhart 18-24 November We like to watch Scandi Noir. At the moment we are in the middle of a Norwegian series which is bleak and surreal. The heroine is the plainest of Janes which is unusual among such sagas and she has… Continue reading Issue 302: 2021 11 25: Diary of a Corbynista
25 November 2021 Defamation The Netflix suits By Robert Kilconner “Inevitable” you might certainly think if you read Oliver Moody’s article in The Times on Monday. Netflix sued for naming the late Stig Engstrom as the assassin of Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme in 1986. That was the main story but the article drew attention… Continue reading Issue 302: 2021 11 25: Defamation
Cartoons of PC soldiers, NFTs that hit you on the nose and devilish going ons with plastic straws this week.
25 November 2021 Crossword By Boffles Crossword No 302 Click for this Week’s interactive online crossword Click for a printable version of this Week’s crossword Click for solution to crossword 301 Share this using… Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email Whatsapp