Cover Page, 2 June 2022, Issue 327 Welcome to our latest edition. This week we consider: the precedents, pros and cons of the windfall tax; police and crime; health spending here and abroad; Corbynista on Starmer; Boris and the Exit door; T E Lawrence’s ‘why worry?’; what I did in my summer holidays; plus of… Continue reading Issue 327: 2022 06 02: Cover page
2 June 2022 The Windfall Tax Raising money. By John Watson So now we have the answer. The energy package is to be backed by a windfall tax which will raise £5bn, a substantial proportion of the money needed to help the public to deal with the economic spill-over of war in the Ukraine. The… Continue reading The Windfall Tax
2 June 2022 Crime. What’s That? Policing problems. By Lynda Goetz The police have been in the news again recently. Not in a good way. A few weeks ago came the information that police officers were, in some cases, working from home (WFH); then we had the information that police forces “are aware of 67… Continue reading Crime. What’s That?
2 June 2022 Lies, Damned Lies and Coronavirus Do we spend enough on health? By David Chilvers Two weeks ago, we showed that: NHS real spending per head has increased substantially over the last 10-15 yearsThe number of clinical staff employed has increased by a similar amountThere is no evidence of any increase in general… Continue reading Enough Spending on Health?
2 June 2022 Diary of a Corbynista Snakes’ Bellies by Don Urquhart Here is Sir Keir Starmer characterising the performance of Tory MPs in relation to their leader’s PartyGate behaviour: They set the bar for his conduct lower than a snake’s belly. This was quite a colourful metaphor for our LOTO and you had to… Continue reading Snakes’ Bellies
2 June 2022 Knifing Boris Play up and play the game. By Robert Kilconner To those who love to watch TV quiz games, the tactics of the moves required to sack Boris Johnson as leader of the Conservative Party and Prime Minister will have a familiar feel. Choices are offered and boxes are chosen but,… Continue reading Knifing Boris
2 June 2022 OU PHRONTIS by J.R.Thomas If you read a newspaper, watch the TV news, or participate in social media, you will worry; guaranteed. The government is collapsing; wokeism is sending us mad; war will soon enter a nuclear phase (with the Chinese version over Taiwan following along shortly); the planet is burning up;… Continue reading Ou Phrontis
2 June 2022 Getting There Crossrail & Elizabeth Line. By Neil Tidmarsh So the Elizabeth Line / Crossrail is up and running at last. Massive new stations, massively rebuilt old stations, longer platforms, bigger trains, faster trains, central London to Heathrow in a heart-beat, east of London to west of London in the blink of… Continue reading Getting There
2 June 2022 Crossword Number 327 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 326 Share this using… Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email Whatsapp
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