This week sees the return of a firm favourite with our followers and supporters, Speakers Corner Steve!
Plenty of juicy stories for him to get his teeth into starting with the great British crisp shortage with Nik Naks and Space Raiders rarer than a Dodo sighting, Tesco recalls their mince pie flavour crisps due to allergy blunder, Spam is seeing growth year on year and has big plans for world domination, Foreign Office bigwig holidays in posh chateau as Kabul falls, Clever WFH mouse movers trick their bosses, Plan B for Bedlam begins with muzzles required everywhere indoors, South Africa hospital cases soar, Dominic Cummings brands Boris' bird a wrong 'un, Will it be out of the frying pan and into the fire....Who would replace Bozo Boris? and finally giant battered pigs in blankets spotted in London and much more!
Steve has been a regular face at Speakers Corner in Hyde Park for the past 20 years and is a passionate advocate of free speech.
He stands against extremism and racism of all kind.
He positions himself in the middle politically, holding a mix of Right and Left wing views.
Originally from the South Coast of England, Steve is a lifelong Atheist, an all round good egg and was also an active Brexiteer !!
Follow Steve on Twitter @SteveRightNLeft and on GETTR gettr.com/user/steve4reformuk
Links to stories discussed this week
Walkers crisps shortage to last into 2022 as other snack lines struggle
Hula Hoops, Nik Naks, Tyrrell’s, Popchips, McCoy’s, Discos, Pom-Bear, Wheat Crunchies and Space Raiders have also been in short supply at Tesco
Tesco is recalling its mince pie flavoured crisps - Manchester Evening News
Tesco has announced it's recalling its mince pie flavoured crisps after an issue with allergy printing. The Walkers festive-flavoured snack could pose a risk to people with a milk allergy which ...
Spam sales hit record high for seventh year in a row
Hormel, which makes the iconic brand, plans to further expand the range of Spam products in 2023.
Top Foreign Office mandarin Sir Philip Barton holidayed at his sister's chateau as Kabul fell | Daily Mail Online
Sir Philip, 58, the £185,000-a-year head of the Diplomatic Service, and his wife enjoyed a break at this imposing stone-brick property in the heart of the Dordogne.
Remote staff use 'mouse movers' to keep laptops awake and fool bosses | Metro News
Staff forced to work from home due to the pandemic are turning to ingenious methods to give watchful employers the slip. A boom in so-called ‘mouse movers’ has been uncovered, letting ...
Plan BEDLAM begins: Masks MUST be worn in most indoor venues | Daily Mail Online
The office exodus begins: Public transport use dips 5% as Brits start staying at home after Plan B kicks in - with masks having to be worn in most indoor venues including cinemas, theatres and ...
Three charts show South Africa's Covid crisis as omicron takes hold
CNBC has compiled charts reflecting case rates, hospitalizations and the degree of Covid vaccine protection in South Africa.
South Africa's Covid hospitalisations soar by 81% in a week | Daily Mail Online
South Africa's Covid hospitalisations soar by 81% in a week as the highly-infectious Omicron variant drives up cases by a fifth. South Africa has seen 18.5 per cent rise in Covid cases and 81 per ..
North Shropshire by-election: Tory candidate ‘told not to speak to media because he knows so little about constituency’ | The Independent
Senior Conservative Party officials have ordered the party’s North Shropshire by-election candidate not to speak to media amid concerns he knows so little about the area, insiders say ...
Dominic Cummings calls Carrie Johnson a 'wrong 'un' and says Boris 'will go next year' | Daily Mail Online
The Prime Minister's former chief aide, who left No 10 last December after losing a power struggle with Mrs Johnson, claimed the PM's decision to marry his third wife was an 'inevitable disaster'.
Who could replace Boris Johnson as Tory leader? | The Independent
"Rishi Sunak is the 11/4 favourite take over at Number 10 after Johnson, while Liz Truss has been the biggest mover in the market. The foreign secretary has been backed in from 33/1 earlier in the ...
And finally, returning to food:
One of London's best fish and chip shops selling giant battered pigs in blankets
Originally broadcast as a live video news review and discussion 11.12.21
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