Issue 338: 2022 09 15: Cover page

Cover Page, 15 September 2022, Issue 338 Welcome to our latest edition. This week we consider: the benefits of constitutional monarchy; US presidents past and present look towards the Old Country and its late queen; some personal anecdotes about Elizabeth II; revolution – not necessarily off the menu?; yet another ill-informed comment about Devil-Land and… Continue reading Issue 338: 2022 09 15: Cover page

Constitutional Monarchy

15 September 2022 Constitutional Monarchy A force for good. By Lynda Goetz The outpouring of emotion, not just in the United Kingdom but around the world, on the death of Queen Elizabeth has taken many by surprise – including those who did not really expect to find themselves tearful at the demise of a figurehead… Continue reading Constitutional Monarchy

The Old Country 

Eagle Eyed

25 September 2022 The Old Country by J.R. Thomas You can always tell the approach of elections in the United States; not least as many politicians start wrapping themselves in the Irish flag and wearing green socks.  There’s votes in those damp bogs; not so many as there were, but in the US cities of… Continue reading The Old Country 

The Queen

15 September 2022 The Queen Some stories. By John Watson The Book of Ecclesiastes tells us that for everything there is a season and at the moment it is the season for reminiscences about her late Majesty. The papers are full of anecdotes about her sense of humour, her ability to put people at ease,… Continue reading The Queen

Misunderstanding Devil-Land

15 September 2022 Misunderstanding Devil-Land Views from abroad. By Neil Tidmarsh “I heard the chief monarch of a thieving raping genocidal empire is finally dying. May her pain be excruciating.” Well, everyone’s entitled to an opinion.  But we might have expected a better-informed and more intelligent one from an academic, a professor at Pittsburgh’s Carnegie… Continue reading Misunderstanding Devil-Land

Liberté Egalité Fraternité

15 September 2022 Liberté Egalité Fraternité Nice Idea by Don Urquhart It would be a mistake to regard our economic woes as manageable through the distribution of little pots of complicated money.  Truss’s “help” for people with energy bills will benefit the wealthy infinitely more than the poor.  No surprise when you inspect the list… Continue reading Liberté Egalité Fraternité

Fit for a King

15 September 2022 Fit for a King by Paul Branch Maybe the pressing need to be a central part of the “Goodbye Boris, Hello Liz” show was a bit too much.  Our 96 year-old Queen had been visibly slowing down since Prince Philip’s demise last year, maybe from the time of that very poignant and… Continue reading Fit for a King

Victorian Terseness

15 September 2022 Victorian Terseness Let’s have it back. By Robert Kilconner Every now and again it is good thing to clear out old family files and while I was doing that this week I came across a letter addressed to my great-grandfather, a Lt Col in the Royal Artillery. It was in pencil and… Continue reading Victorian Terseness


15 September 2022 Crossword Number 338 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 337 Share this using… Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email Whatsapp


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