Issue 329: 2022 06 16: Cover page

Cover Page, 16 June 2022, Issue 329 Welcome to our latest edition. This week we consider: how to present Sir Keir Starmer; the end of an era; islands and islanders; a Corbynista’s week; Elizabeth II and Minnie the Minx; and Walter Sickert at Tate Britain. Share this using… Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email Whatsapp

The Siren’s Call

16 June 2022 The Siren’s Call Starmer’s image. By John Watson So who is right, then? Sir Keir, whose quietly spoken understated leadership of the Labour Party has yet to deliver him a decisive lead, or his deputy Angela Rayner, who urges him to look less like a lawyer and put some more welly into… Continue reading The Siren’s Call

“The Old Order Changeth”

16 June 2022 “The Old Order Changeth” Pope, President, Queen. By Neil Tidmarsh In the UK, Queen Elizabeth II was absent from the State Opening of Parliament and from the Epsom Derby last month and from much of the celebrations for her Platinum Jubilee this month. In the Vatican this week, the Pope was absent… Continue reading “The Old Order Changeth”

Diary of a Corbynista

16 June 2022 Diary of a Corbynista All Down to Brexit by Don Urquhart I woke from a snooze to observe the carriage procession arrive at Royal Ascot.  I was told that nobody does pageantry like this and there was much vox popping with ladies who had made special efforts with their garments, particularly their… Continue reading Diary of a Corbynista

No Man Is An Island

16 June 2022 No Man Is An Island The Inner Hebrides by J.R. Thomas Firstly, in the spirit of the age, let us make clear that when we say that men are not islands, we naturally include women, persons of dual gender, of none, and of variable and fluctuating choices.  But what we are setting… Continue reading No Man Is An Island

Elizabeth II

16 June 2022 Elizabeth II Prankster. By Robert Kilconner The Queen has had her fair share of compliments in this her Jubilee year but the assertion that she is “a better prankster than Minnie” is one of the odder ones. It is from the Beano of course, where the Jubilee issue included a six page… Continue reading Elizabeth II

Walter Sickert

Ennui c.1914 Walter Richard Sickert 1860-1942 Presented by the Contemporary Art Society 1924

16 June 2022 Walter Sickert Tate Britain (28 April –18 September) By William Morton Walter Sickert (1860-1942) produced a large volume of work during his life in a variety of styles. He was influenced by several artists and in turn influenced others. Although he is perhaps not particularly well-known, a number of the works in… Continue reading Walter Sickert

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