Issue 328: 2022 06 09: Cover page

Cover Page, 9 June 2022, Issue 328 Welcome to our latest edition. This week we consider: Boris Johnson’s prospects and what was really at issue in that vote; prime ministers and their wives; the dangers of winning and losing in Ukraine; Corbynista and the Queen; gene-edited tomatoes (nourishing) and gene-edited hamsters (frightening); plus of course… Continue reading Issue 328: 2022 06 09: Cover page


9 June 2022 Johnson The prospects. By John Watson Many years ago I went to the theatre in Islington, either at the Kings Head or the Almeida no doubt, and saw a play about a revolt by a British garrison deep in the African desert. It was quite a good play generally but one exchange… Continue reading Johnson

For Better, For Worse 

9 June 2022 For Better, For Worse by J.R. Thomas A few weeks ago (14th April) we published in these pages an article on the extraordinary and happy coincidence of the Presidency of Ronald Reagan and the Prime Ministership of Margaret Thatcher.  Leadership, we opined, is a very individual thing, but that era was proof… Continue reading For Better, For Worse 


9 June 2022 Ukraine Keeping a balance. By Robert Kilconner War is always a confusing business and the current conflict in the Ukraine is more complex than most. Originally a straightforward attempt by Russia to take over its neighbour, it is now a strange form of proxy battle with the Ukrainian forces facing the Russians… Continue reading Ukraine

Lilibet and Me

9 June 2022 Diary of a Corbynista Lilibet and me. By Don Urquhart Our front door has a faded admonition to visitors to wear a face mask.  In the adjacent window there is a photograph of a cheery old biddy easily recognisable as Queen Elizabeth II.  I am not a monarchist but for 70 years… Continue reading Lilibet and Me


9 June 2022 Gene-Editing Tomato vs. hamster. By Neil Tidmarsh “My Ministers will encourage agricultural and scientific innovation at home. Legislation will unlock the potential of new technologies to promote sustainable and efficient farming and food production [Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Bill].” This reference in the Queen’s Speech last month was brief but unmistakable –… Continue reading Gene-Editing


9 June 2022 Crossword Number 328 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 327 Share this using… Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email Whatsapp


9 June 2022 Cartoons By AGGro Share this using… Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email Whatsapp

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