Issue 352: 2023 02 02: Cover page

Cover Page, 2 February 2023, Issue 352 Welcome back to Shaw Sheet after our prolonged Christmas and New Year break. In this issue we consider: Labour’s proposals to devolve power away from Westminster; a puzzling support for Putin in the land that gave us a classic underdog hero defending his freedom-loving homeland from a mighty… Continue reading Issue 352: 2023 02 02: Cover page

The Shaw Sheet

2 February 2023 The Shaw Sheet from The Editors “The moving finger writes; and, having writ, moves on:” and a great deal has indeed changed since Shaw Sheet was founded some eight years ago.  Then it was decided to restrict it to articles of about 1000 words, that being as much as readers could take… Continue reading The Shaw Sheet

Delegated Authority

2 February 2023 Delegated Authority Defining the mission. By John Watson As we gradually move towards the next general election, the Labour Party is keeping its cards fairly close to its chest. And very sensible too. Good ideas too early disclosed can be stolen by the party in office. Publishing less good ideas – for… Continue reading Delegated Authority

Unrepresentative Ads

2 February 2023 Unrepresentative Ads Is this really how Britain looks today? By Linda Goetz I have hesitated a long time before writing this article. At a time when apparently even prospective Conservative election candidates are being taught ‘how to be more woke’, lecturers and teachers have lost jobs and the Twitter ‘mob’ descend like… Continue reading Unrepresentative Ads

Filing It Away 

Eagle Eyed

2 February 2023 Filing It Away Contents of the cupboard. By J.R. Thomas Joe Biden has one, several in fact, in his home office and in the garage; Mike Pence has one, so it seems, although only small and also kept at home; and of course Donald Trump had lots, stashed in that Palm Beach… Continue reading Filing It Away 

Asterix the Gaul

2 February 2023 Asterix the Gaul vs Pierre de Gaulle. By Neil Tidmarsh There was a striking and ironic juxtaposition in The Times last Monday. On page 31, Adam Sage (The Time’s man in France) wrote about France’s national hero, Asterix the Gaul, the plucky comic-book warrior leading resistance against the Roman invasion of Gaul.… Continue reading Asterix the Gaul

Corbynista Returns

2 February 2023 Corbynista Returns Dukes and Princes by Don Urquhart 4 January 2023 The elephant in the room is the systematic sell-off of NHS assets to the private sector.  You can never be sure but I am prepared to suggest that staff in private hospitals could equally well be employed in the NHS.  Outfits… Continue reading Corbynista Returns

The Roar of Exhausts

2 February 2023 The Roar of Exhausts Toad relieved. By Chin Chin Mr Toad would have been much relieved. Forget global warming and the possibility of nuclear war. In his world a much more sinister threat has been lurking on the horizon. As the world moves to electric vehicles, would we cease to hear the… Continue reading The Roar of Exhausts


2 February 2023 Crossword Number 352 By Boffles Click for this month’s interactive online crossword Click for a printable version of this month’s crossword Click for solution to crossword 350 Boffles 2 now available from Amazon at £6.99.Just the thing for winter evenings. Share this using… Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email Whatsapp


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