Issue 321: 2022 04 21: Cover page

Cover Page, 21 April 2022, Issue 321 Welcome to our latest edition. This week we consider: immigrants, refugees and the Rwanda suggestion; the leadership of Blair and Bush Jnr; modernisation through further education; Russian music – loved by the UK, cancelled by Russia; further results of our ‘Betting on 2022’ competition; plus of course a… Continue reading Issue 321: 2022 04 21: Cover page

Cats in a Bag

21 April 2022 Cats in a Bag The Rwanda proposal. By John Watson I think we should have a new parlour game. It could be called “cats in a bag” and contestants could make opposing teams of public figures they really distrusted and then find the issue over which they would quarrel most. My own… Continue reading Cats in a Bag

The Unlikely Lads  

21 April 2022 The Unlikely Lads by J.R.Thomas Last week we examined the Reagan-Thatcher years, via a Delia Smith diversion.  This week  we will test readers’ patience (and no doubt, in some cases, their tempers) by looking at another special relationship between a British Prime Minister and an American President.  But to begin once more… Continue reading The Unlikely Lads  

Rwanda? Really?

21 April 2022 Rwanda? Really? Other suggestions? By Lynda Goetz Like many others, I did a bit of a double take when the news about the Rwandan refugee deal was made public. Again, I am probably not alone in having very little knowledge of this landlocked African country apart from remembering its particularly bloody civil… Continue reading Rwanda? Really?

Up To Date?

21 April 2022 Up To Date? Degree targets. By Robert Kilconner Those who read books on leadership (if, that is, anybody really reads them as opposed to looking at images and pulling out slogans) will have found plenty of food for thought over the last few weeks. Both France and Russia are facing a slightly… Continue reading Up To Date?

Russian Culture

21 April 2022 Russian Culture Cancelled by Russia. By Neil Tidmarsh Does President Putin listen to Classic FM? Unlikely. Would any of his intelligence toadies have informed him about Classic FM’s Hall of Fame 2022, broadcast last weekend? Unlikely. If they were too scared to tell him that Ukraine wouldn’t welcome Russian “liberation”, and are… Continue reading Russian Culture

Diary of a Corbynista

21 April 2022 Diary of a Corbynista Sick Cat Bounce by Don Urquhart I used to be trusted with the Waitrose shopping on a Saturday.  Furtively I would thrust a Daily Telegraph to the bottom of the trolley and tremble before the withering glare of Meera the check-out operator.  I shrugged: The wife likes the… Continue reading Diary of a Corbynista

Betting on 2022

21 April 2022 Betting on 2022 Final Result. By John Watson Publication of the CPI figure for March has allowed us to declare the winner of of our “Betting on 2022” Christmas Quiz and she is, by a clear margin of 1.5 points, our own ace prophetess Lynda Goetz. The final list of answers is… Continue reading Betting on 2022


21 April 2022 Crossword Number 321 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 320 Share this using… Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email Whatsapp

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