One of the few traditional Conservatives to have served on the Tory front bench under Cameron, Paterson was Secretary of State for Northern Ireland before being promoted to the more high profile role of Secretary of State for Defra.

Candidate of the day

Owen Paterson

One day to go and Sir John Major has weighed in. “Labour divides to rule. To win votes they will turn rich against poor; north against south; worker against boss." We hope we don't wake up with them on Friday.

Hero of the day

Sir John Major

Another awful Labour woman. The fact Ed Miliband’s carved his pledges in stone doesn't mean he might not break them, campaign chief Lucy Powell has said.

Villain of the day

Lucy Powell



Back marriage. Restore grammar schools. Leave the EU.

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Lefty Lunacy: Banning real cars is not enough for the eco loons

The born-again green beans in Her Majesty’s Government have been criticised for not going “far enough or fast enough” in their efforts to ban things. After yesterday’s announcement banning sales of petrol and diesel cars from 2040 and handing a sack of cash to councils for tackling pollution, environmental activists are still not happy. Greenpeace […]


Lefty Lunacy: Dunkirk film is not ‘diverse’ enough

A film critic has been left high and dry after moaning that there were not enough women and “actors of colour” in World War II blockbuster Dunkirk. USA Today’s Brian Truitt said that he was disappointed “that there are only a couple of women and no lead actors of colour” which may “rub some the […]


Lefty Lunacy: Black Country folk ‘tainted’ by their heritage

The Black Country’s proud industrial heritage should apparently be forgotten because of the region’s historical ‘association’ with slavery. Matthew Stallard, a ‘historian of class and race’ at the University of Manchester, wrote for The Guardian (natch) that “there remains a general sense that Britons have not absorbed the full details of our imperial past or […]


TCW Week in Review

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Lefty Lunacy: Biscuit company braced for a Scots Nat strop

A biscuit manufacturer is preparing for a backlash from the bored Scottish Nationalists of Twitter. Tunnock’s, the people who make the tea cake biscuit, have added the Union Jack and ‘Made in Great Britain’ to its packaging in order to enhance the branding for Japanese customers. When they described their biscuit as “The Great British […]


Lefty Lunacy: TV ads to feature women down coal mines

In an attempt to erase “stereotypical gender roles”, a watchdog is to ban TV adverts showing men failing to do household tasks. The Advertising Standards Authority said that adverts that contained women being limited to ‘traditional’ gender roles had “costs for individuals, the economy and society”. In which case, we should expect the next Persil […]