Issue 325: 2022 05 16: Cover page

Cover Page, 19 May 2022, Issue 325 Welcome to our latest edition. This week we consider: the leadership of the Tory party; reform in the NHS; interrogating NHS spending data; a Corbynista’s week; a new European Project; and a defence of ageism. Share this using… Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email Whatsapp

Moving On

19 May 2022 Moving on After Boris, who? By Robert Kilconner Boris just isn’t going to last to the next election. That is not because everything he does is wrong. His commitment to the freedom of Ukraine, on which he plainly feels strongly, has impressed the public and the funding of vaccines to which his… Continue reading Moving On

Protect the NHS

19 May 2022 ‘Protect the NHS’ It needs reforming, not protecting by Lynda Goetz There have been a couple more headline-grabbing bits of news about the NHS this week.  Neither of them increase confidence in the ability of this monstrous consumer of taxpayer funds to provide the service the people of this country need. Firstly… Continue reading Protect the NHS

NHS Spending

19 May 2022 Lies, Damned Lies and Coronavirus NHS spending by David Chilvers As indicated in my last column, we have decided to investigate health statistics more widely than just looking at COVID data.   This week, we look at some very broad data on how much money the NHS spends and the trends in this. … Continue reading NHS Spending

Diary of a Corbynista

19 May 2022 Diary of a Corbynista Will Labour back PR? by Don Urquhart September’s Labour Party Conference could be a significant event for our democracy. A couple of weeks ago, John McDonnell, in a Labour List article urged conference delegates to commit to Proportional Representation.  In 2021 a similar motion failed narrowly. Let’s finish… Continue reading Diary of a Corbynista

A New European Project

19 May 2022 A New European Project And yes, the UK is involved. By Neil Tidmarsh In 2012, Brussels and Kiev negotiated an Association Agreement treaty between the EU and Ukraine. Encouraging a neighbouring country towards the independence, freedom and rule of law it craved was a brave and noble effort on the part of… Continue reading A New European Project


19 May 2022 Ageism Why on earth not? By John Watson “Ageism? Well, it’s just like racism or sexism, isn’t it? A bigoted attitude passed down by previous generations. Wasteful too in economic terms. All that experience thrown away. Of course I’m right. Pass the Chardonnay”. Actually, no, you are not right at all. When… Continue reading Ageism


19 May 2022 Crossword Number 325 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 324 Share this using… Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email Whatsapp

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