IT WAS quite right, and unsurprising, that topping the list of our last week’s most-read posts was Paul T Horgan’s timely analysis, ‘Why the Left smear our greatest Briton’.
Incisive in its scrutiny of the Left’s failings as well providing a brilliant summation of Churchill’s greatness, Paul’s post deserves the widest possible audience. Reading it should make those so-called conservatives eagerly ‘admitting’ that Churchill was a lifelong ‘white supremacist’ hang their heads in shame. What an uncritical and dangerous adoption of ‘Left-speak’! Did the Times really think this was the best way to explain that Churchill’s strengths outweighed his weaknesses?
It was pleasing to see Laura’s post ‘Kids pay price of the craze for working mums’ attracting so many readers. Beyond Brexit, beyond the excuse for a parody that is the ‘ISIS bride’ sob story, the thing that most distresses TCW’s editors is modern indifference to the basic needs of babies and children. Never mind their feelings, never mind their anxiety, dump them in daycare, well or ill; it’s all fine in the name of wimmin’s rights and GDP. Well, it’s not. It’s shortsighted and misguided, ignorant and cruel. What we condemned in Stalinist Russia we are pretty close to institutionalising here. It is not good for man, woman or child. No wonder children’s iPhones know them better than their parents do.
Kathy’s lament for John Sergeant, the former BBC chief political correspondent, was the third most-read post. Sergeant’s demand for BBC honesty on immigration instead of, at best, bias by omission clearly touched a chord. The chances of that get slimmer by the day now that Andrew Neil has been reduced to just one outing a week by the BBC’s director of news, Fran Unsworth.
Karen Harradine’s post ‘Will Canada be the battleground between progressives and Islam?’, fourth on the list, raised the question crying out to be asked since the new political party, the Islamic Party of Ontario, was registered last year. Will the West’s Enlightenment values survive when ‘the seemingly unstoppable force of progressive intersectionality finally meets the immovable object of Islamism?’
Number five on our most-read list at least brought a smile to readers’ faces. The naked professor really cannot be taken seriously except as a worthy candidate for a rollcall of Britain’s greatest eccentrics. Julie Lynn’s clever exegesis ‘Stark raving bonkers, the naked Cambridge lecturer’ was, by the numbers of page views, widely enjoyed, and not just by Julie’s admirers at TCW.