Issue 1508
agri brigade
With Bio-Waste Spreader: "Improving hen welfare is estimated to have put up the cost of EU egg production by about 15 percent. This leaves EU egg producers vulnerable to imports from non-EU countries like Ukraine, whose egg production is still largely unregulated and which still uses cruel barren battery hen cages...”
medicine balls
With M.D.: "The appeal court is due to sit in November, having ruled last December that all six of his grounds of appeal against the previous decision of the Liverpool employment tribunal have “real prospects of success”. Professionally, this will make little difference to Jesudason, whose surgical career has been destroyed for speaking up. But it may offer some hope, clarity and protection to future whistleblowers, and also protect the most vulnerable patients from avoidable harm...”
signal failures
With Dr B Ching: "Electric trains are more reliable and much greener than diesels, but hundreds more diesel carriages (to last 30 years) are on order because so few railways are being electrified. Shapps’ predecessor Chris Grayling regarded “bi-mode” trains as silver bullets – electric trains saddled with diesel engines for areas where electrification peters out prematurely...”
eye tv
With Remote Controller: "Last week, though, the standard forelock-tugging genre – Tom Bradby watching through sunglasses as Duke and Duchess Hazza toured Africa – was revolutionized by inclusion of the sort of recklessly candid interviews with which the prince’s parents blighted his childhood…”
[review of Harry and Megham: An African Journey (ITV)]
music and musicians
With Lunchtime O’Boulez: "The independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse turned its gaze on residential and specialist music schools at the start of October and won’t report its findings until next year. But to judge by the testimonies of decades of abuse, humiliation, sadism and cover-up that emerged, none of the schools under investigation will come out of this looking good...”
in the city
With Slicker: "The SFO’s remarkable – if not unprecedented – decision to request that the December employment tribunal hearing of the unfair and wrongful dismissal claim brought by former senior case controller Tom Martin should be in secret indicates just how sensitive the allegations (first reported in Eye 1496) could be. But the SFO may now be rowing back from this attempt to cloak the Martin case in secrecy to prevent embarrassment in London and Washington...”
eye world
Letter from Rojava
From Our Own Correspondent:
"Turkey wants to put a human buffer between Kurds in Turkey and Kurds in Syria, by resettling the border area with Syrian Arab refugees. Erdogan and Trump call this “creating a safe zone”. We call it ethnic cleansing. According to the UN, nearly 180,000 people have already been forced to flee the front line areas…”
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Private Eye Issue 1508
In This Issue
Chief ISIS recruiter still at large... Spartans Resist a Bit Then Compromise… Announcement from Captain: Let’s get the iceberg done… Latest News: Nobody at all certain what they want… The Real Curse of Strictly… Cinderella: "My Life is not a Fairy Tale”… Susanna Reid’s Diary, as told to Craig Brown

Lodge Complaints
Concerns over care home inspections

Uganda Watch
The worsening situation for LGBT people

Bell Ends
Nooks and Corners on Whitechapel Bell Foundry

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10th December 2019
Private Eye Issue 1507