Cover Page, 11th January 2018, Issue 136 The Article competition is still open. Team up with a friend of a different political persuasion and define a New Politics, make the world a better place, and win a £ Prize. See the Article Cross Party Thinking for the full details. Click for a full size view of
11 January 2018 Lens on the Week UK BBC/WOMEN: The BBC has always prided itself upon being politically correct. Danny Cohen, former head/controller of BBC1, insisted that all panel and quiz shows should have at least one woman on the panel(s). The latest Dr. Who is an actress, whose appointment was greeted with great fanfare
11 January 2018 Miffed by MiFID A long list of those affected. by Frank O’Nomics It was hardly another “Big Bang”, but 3rd January saw the introduction of major new legislation for the financial services industry, snappily titled MiFID II. Most people will either never have heard of MiFID II, know that there was ever
10 January 2017 Nothing Changes by J.R. Thomas The Shaw Sheet spares no effort in seeking anniversaries that you may miss. So prepare to celebrate the 80th anniversary of Henry Kissinger’s arrival from Germany in Britain, 1938. Admittedly, he did not stay long, moving on with his family to the United States later that year.
11 January 2018 Danger In The Sky Drones, air-rage, rogue balloons and more. By Neil Tidmarsh Don’t look up. The sky is full of danger this week. Stay indoors. Or, if you must go out, wear a helmet. But, whatever you do, don’t go Up There… From Australia comes the story of an angry bird
11 January 2018 Black And White Should we live in the shadows? By John Watson Black and white. Night and day. Brightness and shade. Transparent and opaque. Ever since God divided light from darkness in the fourth verse of Genesis, contrasting terms have been used to separate what is open and clear from what exists
11 December 2018 Diary of a Corbynista NHS in Meltdown by Don Urquhart 21 December Jeremy Hunt tells us that we must do more to safeguard the wellbeing of mothers and babies during childbirth. Maternity care services report that life-threatening incidents in their units are running at a rate of 140,000 per year and it
11 January 2018 Education Re-Shuffle Where to now? By Lynda Goetz The Matt cartoon on the front of The Telegraph yesterday said it all, really. Underneath a sketch of a dog occupying half the sofa; Mr (standing beside the sofa) said to Mrs (already seated), ‘I’m not going to ask him to move, because when
11 January 2018 T is for Thank You A tribute to Sue Grafton by J.R.Thomas Many years ago your correspondent was sitting by the maternity bed of a friend, she proudly nursing her newly born beautiful daughter. More to your correspondent’s taste, on the bedside table was a newly published half read American crime thriller.
11 January 2018 Not Against Podes Going below. By Chin Chin Just who are these “podes” who I’m supposed to be so much against? I was tired of the English winter so I decided to spend my holiday entitlement on a trip to the sun. Into the travel agent then for a few suggestions and