READERS of the Conservative Woman were spoilt for choice last week. From Michael St George’s forensic exposé of not-so-green Greta’s yacht  – a post that sent shockwaves through the Twittersphere – to Daniel Dieppe’s brilliant debut article from the classroom coalface on the corruption (dumbed down feminisation) of A Level English literature; from Harry Smith’s unveiling of Dominic Grieve to David Keighley’s wake-up call to ‘team Boris’ on BBC bias, I’ve been hard put to name a favourite.

Terrific and timely though all these posts were, my pick of the week was the one that made me laugh. Alan Ashworth’s response to the bonkers Italian psychologist who advocates wiping out bigotry with electric shock treatment (I fear she never was made to study Stanley Milgram during her training) did that. It left my sides aching.

If you haven’t yet read Alan’s double-edged satire, ‘Zap those Brexit mutineers, Boris’, I can only say do so now by clicking here. Nothing, but nothing, is more effective in deflating the ridiculous, the ignorant and the dangerous than humour.

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