Bring Back Cummings

7 April 2022 Bring Back Cummings Civil Service review. By John Watson If you read William Hague’s fascinating biography of Pitt the Younger you cannot but be struck by the fundamental importance of Pitt’s fiscal reforms. His reorganisation of the financial and tax systems was so well thought through and so badly needed that his… Continue reading Bring Back Cummings


7 April 2022 Diversity The West’s superpower. By Neil Tidmarsh What to make of Viktor Orban’s victory in Hungary’s general election last weekend? Voters gave yet another big majority to his ultra-conservative, reactionary Fidesz party which presents itself as the champion of the traditional values of patriotism, the family and Christianity in a decadent modern… Continue reading Diversity

New Customs

07 April 2022 New Customs by J.R. Thomas It’s been a good month to bury bad news.  To bury most news in fact.  War stories, not unreasonably, trump most stories; a couple of matters involving Tory M.P.’s that would normally occupy the front pages made little noise.  The Labour Party’s new slogan “On Your Side”,… Continue reading New Customs

Reasons to be Cheerless

7 April 2022 Diary of a Corbynista Reasons to be Cheerless by Don Urquhart Sutton United is managed by Martin Gray, who went to school with my son, and whose parents live just opposite.  They were promoted from the National League to League 2 last season and on Sunday were in the Papa John’s Trophy… Continue reading Reasons to be Cheerless

Tempus Fugit

7 April 2022 Tempus Fugit But which way? By Robert Kilconner His cows didn’t like it. That was one of the shots fired by a farmer in the perennial battle over whether or not the clocks should move forwards and backwards in spring and autumn or whether we should remain locked in perpetual summer time.… Continue reading Tempus Fugit

Betting on 2022

7 April 2022 Betting on 2022 Preliminary Results by John Watson We had hoped to award the prize for our New Year quiz this week but the two leading runners are only half a point apart and the figure for the CPI for March is not yet available, the latter being published on 13 April.… Continue reading Betting on 2022


7 April 2022 Crossword Number 319 By Boffles Click for this Week’s interactive online crossword Click for a printable version of this Week’s crossword Click for solution to crossword 318 Share this using… Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email Whatsapp


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