Prime Minister Corbyn – the nightmare round the corner

Socialism triumphs when the state and society are placed under extreme stress and cracks appear. It is no exaggeration to suggest that Attlee would not have won in 1945 if there had not been...
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TCW’s Summer Reads: Answer this, you socialists!

Reading an analysis of capitalism while on holiday is more fun than it sounds. Eamonn Butler's new primer, An Introduction To Capitalism, is a comprehensive survey of the virtues, vices and history of capitalism....

And the winner of the BoJo Inverted Pyramid of Piffle award is ....

Having sifted through more than a week of confected outrage, the panel judging the Boris Johnson-sponsored Inverted Pyramid of Piffle contest has finally decided upon the most asinine response to BoJo’s musings on the...

What will we do with 20million pensioners?

The biggest story this week is one that got very little attention. The Telegraph told us: ‘The UK will have 9million more pensioners within the next 50 years, official figures have shown. ‘The number of people...

Parking charges should begin at home for greedy councils

Edinburgh Council could be the first local authority in Scotland to charge businesses for allowing employees to park at work. In England, Nottingham charges firms £402 each year per space, raising a reported £9million a...

TCW Encore: Mary Beard – rape victim or just a Twit?

Here follows the next in our series of this year’s most popular post repeats. And we need to thank Mary Beard, the subject of this percipient post by Julie Lynn, for helping to promote...

Reader’s comment: Lessons of the A-bombs

In response to Ollie Wright: The grim truth is, Hiroshima saved more lives than it cost, Dacorum wrote: The grim truth is, Hiroshima saved more lives than it cost. I have never doubted the truth of...

Reader’s comment: Entrenching socialism for ever

In response to Andrew Devine: Still searching for your inner racist? This should help, Phil R wrote: The Left are not stupid. They know that they need a loyal voter base and taxpayer-funded non-jobs for...

The grim truth is, Hiroshima saved more lives than it cost

Today is VJ Day, the 73rd anniversary of Japan’s surrender in 1945. Perhaps understandably, the war against Japan has been overshadowed in our memories by the war against Germany. Japanese militarism never represented the...

Death is the lifeblood of the cynical New Beeb

These days the BBC seems to have a new remit. Out go the old values of Lord Reith. Now its values are Wreathian. One way or the other, they seem to be exploiting deaths. They’ll protect Jeremy Corbyn’s...