Worthwhile reading from other sites – 2023

Another year – rascott.com is now over 20 years old. And there is still work to be done to migrate the old frontpage elements across to wordpress. A task that is necessary but horribly mundane.

May 2023

Thailand election: How Move Forward’s upset win unfolded Nikkei Asia
Thailand election 2023: opposition delivers crushing blow to military rule Guardian
‘I’m pleased as pie!’: Jason Sudeikis on Ted Lasso – and lessons in kindness Guardian
Exiled PM’s daughter determined to ‘seize the reins’ in Thai elections Guardian
It was ludicrous but also magnificent: the coronation stirred every emotion Guardian
Nothing but drizzle was permitted to rain on this parade. So why did Charles look so glum? Guardian
God save us all: Britain is about to get the king it deserves Guardian
King Charles III has nothing in common with Britain’s corrupt political elite Middle East Eye

April 2023

Grenfell — a furious, devastating act of remembrance by Steve McQueen FT
What is ChatGPT and why does it matter? Here’s what you need to know ZDNet
The Thai Enquirer Voter Guide: 2023 General Election Thai Enquirer
Thailand: Upcoming Election Fundamentally Flawed HRW
Pentagon leak is no surprise: UAE-Russia ties run deep Middle East Eye
Nasa names first woman and black man on Moon mission BBC

March 2023

Air pollution chokes Thailand as campaigners call for stricter laws The Guardian
Soccer is Empowering Burmese Migrant Girls on the Thai Border The Diplomat
‘The greatest aviation mystery of all time’: what really happened to flight MH370? The Guardian

February 2023

An act of God caused the earthquake in Turkey – murderous corruption caused so many deaths Guardian
Daughter of Thaksin banking on nostalgia to win Thailand election Reuters
A Year into Russia’s Invasion, Survival in Ukraine is Still “Like a Lottery Ticket” Bellingcat
Premier League charges Manchester City over alleged financial rule breaches Guardian
Premier League’s spending bubble offers only cheap thrills in winter of disconnect Guardian
Hong Kong 47: trial of dozens in pro-democracy movement set to begin under national security laws Guardian

January 2023

The United Thai Nation Party’s Radical Conservatism Thai Enquirer
Japan was the future but it’s stuck in the past BBC
Qatar’s $450bn wealth fund eyes football, finance and tech deals Arabian Business
Prince Harry’s Book Undermines the Very Idea of Monarchy The Atlantic
Pele – obituary Guardian