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Cover Page, 04 January 2018, Issue 135 We wish you a Happy and Prosperous New Year. Why not start the year by entering our competition? Join one or more of your political frenemies to define a New Politics, make the world a better place and win a £ Prize. Share this using… Facebook Twitter Linkedin… Continue reading Issue 135: 2018 01 04 Cover Page Text
04 January 2018 Lens on the Week UK EAST COAST LINE: It is not unusual for there to be different narratives in politics, but the two lines being peddled concerning Lord Adonis’s resignation as chairman of the independent National Infrastructure Commission probably mark the beginning of the first political row of 2018. Lord Adonis believes that… Continue reading Issue 135: 2018 01 04: Lens on the week
04 January 2018 The Great Rail Rip-Off Raising fares in line with RPI makes no sense. By Frank O’Nomics. Raising fares in line with RPI makes no sense. This week saw the largest increase in regulated rail fares since 2013, with price rises on average of 3.4%. For many commuters, who on average have seen… Continue reading Issue 135: 2018 01 04: Great Rail Rip-Off
04 January 2018, Unrest in Iran, 1979, 2009… 2018. By Neil Tidmarsh. The news from Iran last Thursday – that women are no longer obliged by law to cover their hair in public – was surprising enough. But what has followed is even more surprising.
04 January 2018 Will It Fly? Can Tories survive Brexit and leftward swing? By J R Thomas It’s a brave commentator who provides any political predictions for 2018. It was with hindsight foolish indeed to attempt forecasts for what turned into the extraordinary events of 2016; even more so the sudden reversals of 2017. What… Continue reading Issue 135: 2018 01 04: Will It Fly?
04 January 2018 Arts Council Funding for ‘Literary’ Fiction A Good or Bad Idea? By Lynda Goetz Shortly before Christmas Arts Council England brought out a report they had commissioned, entitled ‘Literature in the Twenty First Century – Models of Support for Literary Fiction. It is fifty-seven pages long and makes for interesting reading, although… Continue reading Issue 135: 2018 01 04: Arts Council Funding
04 January 2018 Just A Truffle French cuisine moves north. By Chin Chin Did you see the news? No, not the bit about the tragic death of the aardvark in a fire at London zoo, or the bit about the rare pig which was thought to be extinct, but the news from Paris where a… Continue reading Issue 135: 2018 01 04: Just A Truffle
04 January 2018 Fixing Business by Digby Jones ‘Making Profitable Business work for the good of all’ Book reviewed by Frank O’Nomics At the heart of this book Digby Jones creates a strong case for having a market-based economy where Business (he insists in the upper-case) is profitable. He argues that this is in the… Continue reading Issue 135: 2018 01 04: Fixing Business
04 January 2018 “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” A film by Rian Johnson Reviewed by Adam McCormack Star rating **** Radio 4’s Never Seen Star Wars gets people to do something that they have not done before even though most of the population has. I do not quite fit that mandate for Star Wars itself,… Continue reading Issue 135: 2018 01 04: “The Last Jedi”
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