4 April 2024 Labour Big tent or division? By Robert Kilconner The clock strikes 13 times, the smile is a bit too ready, the assurance that this time it will be different – all warning signs that things are not as good as they seem, that the ice is thinner than you thought and that… Continue reading Labour

A Country for Old Men 

Eagle Eyed

4 April 2024 A Country for Old Men by J.R. Thomas One more old man, anyway…  to add to that terrible twosome.  Last time though, we promised an update on the results of Super-Tuesday, thoughtlessly run just as the Shaw Sheet went to press, so first, let’s do that.  It was hardly a shock result. … Continue reading A Country for Old Men 

Issue 365: 2024 04 04: Cover page

Cover Page, 4 April 2024, Issue 365 Welcome to our April issue. This month we consider: Diane Abbott and Frank Hester; the US presidential hopefuls; a founding father of British politics; growing old; a future Labour government and the dangers of divisive politics; Corbynista’s week; the Tories and trust; plus of course a crossword from… Continue reading Issue 365: 2024 04 04: Cover page

Conservative Confusion

4 April 2024 Conservative Confusion A matter of trust. By Lynda Goetz It is not unfair to say that the current Conservative party appears to have no real idea what it stands for. Its supporters, both long-standing and those more recently converted (or at least lending their votes to the party) seem to be deserting… Continue reading Conservative Confusion

Abbott and Hester

4 April 2024 Abbott and Hester Not at all fair. By John Watson I have no sympathy for the politics of Diane Abbott and nor, I think, do those who run the Labour party. That is presumably why they used the comments she made in a letter she wrote to the Observer as grounds for… Continue reading Abbott and Hester

Who Was George Downing?

4 April 2024 Who Was George Downing? Founding fathers. By Neil Tidmarsh Exasperated by the lack of talent in today’s Westminster? Tired of the mediocrity and dullness of modern politicians? Bored by the forgone conclusion of the forthcoming general election (whenever that might happen – but do we care – plus ca change etc etc)?… Continue reading Who Was George Downing?

Diary of a Corbynista

4 April 2024 Diary of a Corbynista Larry for PM by Don Urquhart 11 March 2024 Listening to the Oscar winners this morning I was astonished at how many of the movies I had seen.  Oppenheimer won 7 awards with Cillian Murphy and Robert Downey Junior shoo-ins.  I am a sucker for films about famous… Continue reading Diary of a Corbynista

When I Get Older….

4 April 2024 When I Get Older…. By Paul Branch There’s not a lot to be said for getting old.  Try as I might, the promised benefits and enjoyments of advancing years don’t seem quite so attractive now that Old Age has actually happened.   Freedom from worry was one happy circumstance to look forward to,… Continue reading When I Get Older….


4 April 2024 Crossword Number 365 By Boffles Due to technical issues the interactive crossword will follow Click for a printable version of this month’s crossword Click for solution to crossword 364 Boffles 2 now available from Amazon at £6.99.Just the thing for spring evenings. Share this using… Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email Whatsapp


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