Issue 324: 2022 05 12: Cover page

Cover Page, 12 May 2022, Issue 324 Welcome to our latest edition. This week we consider: sausages, Brexit and the Queen’s Speech; the modern Conservatives’ appalling ignorance of economics; the nonsense of Beergate; dynastic heads of state in the UK, the Philippines and Uganda: three cheers for volunteers; plus of course a Corbynista’s week, a… Continue reading Issue 324: 2022 05 12: Cover page

The Queen’s Speech

12 May 2022 The Queen’s Speech Brexit blues. By Robert Kilconner Much of the commentary on the Queen’s Speech dealt with its constitutional significance.  The Queen being incommoded, it was read by the Prince of Wales in the presence of the Duke of Cambridge. That is not a passing on of authority. There is no… Continue reading The Queen’s Speech

No sale

12 May 2022 No Sale by J.R.Thomas It is becoming a very dangerous activity to read the Sunday newspapers.  Given that All Fools Day comes but once a year, and then rarely on a Sunday, the only logical explanation for the bizarre contents of the rag that thumps onto the front door mat is that… Continue reading No sale

Diary of a Corbynista

12 May 2022 Diary of a Corbynista Local elections by Don Urquhart A friend sent me a cryptic email: So Barnet was won,  happy? Or not? He was referring to the result of the council election, which had the Labour Party winning for the first time ever in the borough. I am a Labour Party… Continue reading Diary of a Corbynista


12 May 2022 Beergate What nonsense. By John Watson Some things only get even more tedious and the focus on whether politicians have or have not broken the covid regulations seems to be one of them. This time of course it is Sir Keir who is threatened with a penalty notice in connection with an… Continue reading Beergate

The Generation Game

12 May 2022 The Generation Game The UK, Uganda, the Philippines. By Neil Tidmarsh The news this week in the UK, the Philippines and Uganda suggested that the heads of state in all three countries may soon be replaced by their offspring. In the UK, Prince Charles stood in for his mother, the aged and… Continue reading The Generation Game

In Praise of Organisers

12 May 2022 In Praise of Organisers Three cheers for volunteers. By Lynda Goetz I’ve been on committees, of course I have. It started at school; there was the School Council, the Debating Society, the House entertainment competitions and of course the school magazine; at university there was the squash team to be organised, although… Continue reading In Praise of Organisers


12 May 2022 Crossword Number 324 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 323 Share this using… Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email Whatsapp


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