Covid And The Black Death

BY DAVID EYLES Now that Covid is receding as a threat, and a slow return to some sort of normality is returning, people are beginning to wonder about the medium and long-term future. Mostly, they are worried about their jobs and the economy. The media are full of speculation. I have not read The Guardian recently, but I imagine it to be twisting itself into … Continue reading Covid And The Black Death

Alice in Covid 19 Wonderland

THE CITY GRUMP With apologies to Lewis Carroll. An adaptation of his classic tale to suit our times. The Cast: Alice –The City Grump The White Rabbit – The Sage Committee The Cheshire Cat – Professor Chris Whitty The Mad Hatter – Boris The March Hare – Dominic Cummings The Dormouse – The British Public in Lockdown and onwards The Queen – Professor Neil Ferguson … Continue reading Alice in Covid 19 Wonderland

Europe’s Penultimate Dictator?

BY EFFIE DEANS Few people in Scotland probably know very much about Belarus, a small landlocked country of 9 million to the east of Poland. But then again, few people in Belarus know much more about Scotland than that men wear skirts, play bagpipes and imitate Scrooge McDuck. People in Belarus are frequently blissfully unaware of the parts of the United Kingdom. They describe the … Continue reading Europe’s Penultimate Dictator?

Should I Go To University, Dad?

BY FRANK HAVILAND Once the envy of the world, British Education has lost its way of late. While we still have world-class institutions, almost three quarters of Britain’s universities have slipped down the world rankings. This is not a coincidence. Education has been on the slide for decades now, something successive administrations have desperately tried to quell with soundbites. For John Major it was ‘back … Continue reading Should I Go To University, Dad?

Ware’s Almost Perfect Wisdom

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN While the highly respected journalist John Ware’s attack in the Jewish Chronicle on “deceitful propaganda” was a wholly merited blast at anti-Semitic Corbynite ideologues – the Lansmans, Mendozas and Rachels from Swindon of this world – John came up with some useful paragraphs for those running blogs and websites which by choice or nature are outwith the mainstream media and regulatory control: … Continue reading Ware’s Almost Perfect Wisdom

Svartafell

Ingredients: 50 ml. brennivin One egg white 30 ml. lemon juice 25 ml. raspberry syrup 15 ml. montenegro amaro 2 dashes rhubarb bitters (Fee Bros recommended) Dash of cream   Instructions: To make it, you’ll add all of the ingredients to a cocktail shaker and first dry shake (without ice), before adding ice and shaking vigorously . Then, fine strain it into a chilled goblet … Continue reading Svartafell