Leave the young ones out of this bogus second referendum campaign

One of the worst arguments being bandied about over the need, the absolute need, for a second referendum is that young people who could not vote in the last referendum will be the most...

Last week’s most-read on TCW

Last week – the week that Conservative MPs ignominiously gave their leader Theresa May their vote of confidence – our five most read articles unsurprisingly all focused, one way or another, on her grotesquely...

Off the Beaten Tracks: Matthews Country

WHEN, in September, I wrote a tribute to the incomparable Sandy Denny,, I somehow managed not to mention that during her early days with Fairport Convention the band contained another excellent young singer in...

C of E dives down the trans rabbit hole

Well, there we have it. The good ship Church of England has just signed itself up as a full-throated supporter of the trans movement. On Tuesday the House of Bishops issued formal guidance (which...

A Carol a day: While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks By Night

WHILE Shepherds Watched Their Flocks By Night is one of the most enduring and popular carols, and probably one of the most parodied. I am going to get my schoolgirl version out of the...

Forget Winterval and welcome the power of light

IT’S that time of year again. Even my hairdresser here in Switzerland is feeling the pressure: Weihnachtsstress, he calls it, because everyone wants a new hairdo for the party season, and he’s only just...

Reader’s comment: Mired in the past

In response to Chris McGovern: If this is success, what does failure look like?, rick hamilton wrote: Recent Japanese newspaper reports cover the construction of the 500kph Maglev train to Nagoya, a space probe landing...

Reader’s comment: What do we think? They don’t care

In response to Victoria: A TCW reader writes: I’m ashamed I ever voted Tory, James Chilton wrote: Victoria's commentary hits lots of nails on the head, speaks for many people, and provides reasons for our...

A Carol a day: O Come All Ye Faithful

NO carol concert is complete without a rousing rendition of O Come All Ye Faithful. There are many theories about its origins but I am going to give an intriguing one which connects it...

If this is success, what does failure look like?

This year, 51 per cent of pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds, as against 70 per cent of their better-off peers, left England’s primary schools having attained the ‘expected level’ in English and maths. Should we...