Issue 339: 2022 09 22: Cover page

Cover Page, 22 September 2022, Issue 339 Welcome to our latest edition. This week we consider: a diplomatic blunder during the Queen’s lying-in-state in Westminster Hall; a plea to Liz Truss for better communication between politicians and people; the death of Michael Collins one hundred years ago; a king who died three days after Elizabeth… Continue reading Issue 339: 2022 09 22: Cover page

Lying in State

22 September 2022 Lying in State The diplomatic angle. By John Watson Sometimes it is impossible to read items of news without cringing and the account of the Speaker’s initial refusal to allow the Chinese to walk past the Queen’s coffin in Westminster Hall certainly sounded a very ugly nasty note. Of course we have… Continue reading Lying in State

A Cynic

22 September 2022 A Cynic by J.R. Thomas Thirteen years ago there was the launch of a film called A Prophet.  Readers may not have come across this movie, and one hesitates to call it a movie, and certainly not an entertainment.  It is a grim tale of events in a French high security prison.… Continue reading A Cynic

The Irish Answer

22 September 2022 The Irish Answer? by Paul Branch The funeral to end all funerals has come and gone.  There’s been goodwill poured our way by countries across the globe for our politicians to make the most of, but it hasn’t all been sweetness, light and forgiveness. For some ex-colonies it seemed to rekindle anger… Continue reading The Irish Answer

Spiritual Guidance

22 September 2022 Spiritual Guidance Archbishop embattled by Don Urquhart The Archbishop of Canterbury moves in a mysterious way.  In Westminster Abbey his comments were interpreted by many as a criticism of Johnson the recently deposed Prime Minister.  Here’s the London Economic Forum report: Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has contrasted the outpouring of emotion… Continue reading Spiritual Guidance

The King is Dead

22 September 2022 The King is Dead The Dukes of Redonda mourn. By Neil Tidmarsh Another monarch passed away only three days after the death of our own Queen Elizabeth II. Javier Marías died on Sunday 11 September, nine days short of his 71st birthday. During his lifetime he was acknowledged as Spain’s finest living… Continue reading The King is Dead

Les 110 de Taillevent

22 September 2022 Les 110 de Taillevent Restaurant review. By John Watson To some readers the name Taillevent evokes 14th century French cookery, as the nickname for Guillaume Tirel, chef to Philip VI, Charles V and Charles VI and author of Le Viandier on which much of France’s gastronomic regime is founded. Others will think… Continue reading Les 110 de Taillevent


22 September 2022 Crossword Number 339 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 338 Share this using… Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email Whatsapp


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