Issue 342: 2022 10 13: Cover page

Cover Page, 13 October 2022, Issue 342 Welcome to our latest edition. This week we consider: non-domiciliaries; a new Europe evolving; Michael Gove’s career; free speech and intolerance; enough is enough; COP and climate change; a report from cutting-edge Bilbao; plus a crossword from Boffles. Share this using… Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email Whatsapp

Moving the Guns

13 October 2022 Moving the Guns Non-domiciliaries. By John Watson Public outrage at the now cancelled proposal that the top rate of tax be reduced at a time when public borrowing is increasing has dominated politics since the mini-budget and quite right too. But behind the obvious point that when the public as a whole… Continue reading Moving the Guns

Sluggish Old Europe

13 October 2022 Sluggish Old Europe And a fresh new Europe? By Neil Tidmarsh Five months ago, this column reported on a new development of the European Project emerging among EU and non-EU countries in the north and east of the continent. An informal, pragmatic group including Britain, Sweden, Finland, Poland, Slovakia, the Czech Republic,… Continue reading Sluggish Old Europe

You’re Fired

12 October 2022 You’re Fired Going, going, Gove? by J.R. Thomas Ms Truss, who walked through a door four weeks ago to find the sky on her head, must be wishing she could work off some of her frustrations by doing a Trump-like impersonation and shouting “You’re fired” at one of her mouthy and critical ex-colleagues. … Continue reading You’re Fired

The Ideologies of the Few

13 October 2022 The Ideologies of the Few Free speech and intolerance. By Lynda Goetz Whilst the Ukrainians fight for their lives and their land, all sorts of other more trivial wars are being fought here at home. They may start off as wars of words, but many end up becoming bitter, venomous and in… Continue reading The Ideologies of the Few


13 October 2022 Enoughisenough Nursing a Grievance by Don Urquhart Just listening to Any Answers on Radio 4 you realise how dire things are getting here.  There was the lady who took her husband in for emergency surgery only to find they were queued behind 90 beds in corridors.  She was fulsome in her praise… Continue reading Enoughisenough

Whatever Happened

13 October 2022 Whatever Happened to Climate Change? by Paul Branch Political party conferences have come and gone, some more notable than others.  Keir Starmer’s karaoke version of the national anthem was a particular tour de force, matched by the Tories focusing on mass suicide and the opposition parties encouraging them in the attempt.  The… Continue reading Whatever Happened


13 October 2022 Guggenheim A museum? By Chin Chin (Robert Kilconner is on holiday.) “A call for you, Señor.”  My first thought was not to take it. After all, I was on holiday. Probably just one of the editors of the Shaw Sheet offering me some ludicrous post as part of a reorganisation. Motoring correspondent,… Continue reading Guggenheim


13 October 2022 Crossword Number 342 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 341 Boffles 2 now available from Amazon at £6.55.Just the thing for autumn & winter evenings. Share this using… Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email Whatsapp

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