Issue 333: 2022 07 14: Cover page

Cover Page, 14 July 2022, Issue 333 Welcome to our latest edition. This week we consider: Boris Johnson’s position (or rather, a certain newspaper’s view of it); Joe Biden’s shelf-life (best before?); the nanny state and the heat wave; a medical bulletin; the mysterious return of the “precious blood of Christ”; our Chosen One; plus… Continue reading Issue 333: 2022 07 14: Cover page

The Interregnum

14 July 2022 The Interregnum Pomposity and spite. By John Watson Those who read the gutter press will know that there is a certain type of article preceded by the words “we think” which proves that the writer does nothing of the sort. It contains no news report of worth, no analysis worth reading, but… Continue reading The Interregnum

Skipping a Generation

Eagle Eyed

13 July 2022 Skipping a Generation     by J.R. Thomas We mustn’t call him “Poor Old Joe”, but it’s not going well.  One of the golden rules of politics is that if you are going to do a little stunt in the public eye  to prove how cool or fit or in tune with the people… Continue reading Skipping a Generation

Heat Wave Emergency!

Gazpacho - traditional spanish cold tomato soup in a bowl on a light grey slate, stone or concrete background. Top view with copy space.

14 July 2022 Heatwave Emergency! Look after us! By Lynda Goetz For two years after I left university, back in the 70s, I lived in Sevilla in Andalucia, southern Spain. There, the heat was pretty unbearable in the summer months, regularly in the mid to high thirties. The bigger stores, offices and restaurants had air-conditioning,… Continue reading Heat Wave Emergency!

Medical Bulletin

14 July 2022 Medical Bulletin State of Delirium by Don Urquhart At my age getting out of bed for the loo in the middle of night is well-practised and low tariff.  On this occasion no amount of bouncing and flexing was going to work.  Or grunting.  My wife came round the bed in alarm and… Continue reading Medical Bulletin

Holy Blood and the…

14 July 2022 Holy Blood and the… Arthur Brand, Henry Lincoln, Dan Brown. By Neil Tidmarsh Last week this column – with its mention of the Holy Grail and the Fisher King and the Knights of the Round Table – threatened to stray into the kind of intellectually and artistically questionable territory best left to… Continue reading Holy Blood and the…


14 July 2022 Chosen That is me. By Robert Kilconner The disappointing thing is that I already knew. How could that not have been the case? Of Jewish maternal descent and living in North London, I was well aware of being one of God’s chosen people so that when an email arrived headed “you have… Continue reading Chosen


14 July 2022 Crossword Number 333 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 332 Share this using… Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email Whatsapp


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