IT ENDED as it began, this tumultuous and overwhelming evening – applause followed by standing ovations followed by applause.
And it was an evening full of hope:
The applause began with the first mention of TCW! It was amazing to see and meet so many readers there – to them went my first thanks.
My salute to Mark Steyn, the man whose moral courage and determination broke the broadcast silence on vaccine injury, and who sadly is no longer on GB News, brought such a roar of response and clapping that I have never witnessed before. What an impact he made in his year on GB News. What a tragedy for Britain he is now gone. That was the emotion expressed.
There was more excitement when I announced that James Delingpole had replaced Mark Dolan as host for the evening. The applause was so long that I knew our ‘timings’ for the event were already wildly out.
It didn’t stop there. Mark Sharman’s important film (censored by Youtube of course) on the government’s Covid and vaccine policies got the first standing ovation. The next went to the brave and defiant Charlet Crichton and Caroline Pover of UK CV Family and Charlotte Wright from VIB UK.
I think everyone would have to agree that when our surprise speaker walked on stage the audience went wild. Yes, it was indeed Mike Yeadon, making his first public speaking appearance in the UK! The house nearly did come down.
I will be writing a fuller report and we will be releasing more film of the event once we’ve been able to review what material we have.
But today I must give my formal thanks to our wonderful guests Dr Ros Jones, Dr Clare Craig, Professor Angus Dalgleish,
Andrew Bridgen MP, Sir Christopher Chope MP, Richard Fairbrass and Fred Fairbrass of Right Said Fred, Bob Moran and the Rev Calvin Robinson.
These are all men and women who’ve put their heads above the parapet and their careers on the line to get out the facts, critiques and opinions that the press and the broadcasters are neglecting or suppressing, who’ve questioned and interrogated official data, government claims, government denials, the MSM’s studied silence and discrediting of the very people they should be publishing.
My biggest thank you of all goes to the man I described as our 21st century John Wilkes – a champion of liberty who, booked already as a speaker, stepped into the breach when Mark Dolan had to pull out just two days before the event.
Alone amongst high-profile journalists, he’s fulfilled the proper function of the fourth estate of holding both government and its new arm, the mainstream media, to account. TCW‘s first event had the best (practically besieged on the night) host we could have had – the brilliant, the brave, the irrepressible James Delingpole. He was superlative.