JORDAN Peterson does it again. On TCW last week he dominated the otherwise all-dominant Brexit. Or rather Will Jones’s essay of the preceding week about Peterson’s comments on the dangers of the decline of faith in West held sway. It was the most read blog on TCW.
After that it was all Brexit and nothing but Brexit that commanded our readers’ attention.
Little wonder that I am finding it hard to think of a comparable crisis in our political system. I recall Wilson’s devaluation of the pound – the first political drama I became aware of in my teens. The next political drama for me was the three-day week under Heath. Designed to conserve energy restricted by the miners’ strike, it provided some pluses. Television companies were required to cease broadcasting at 10.30pm. And most of us didn’t mind cleaning our teeth in the dark.
I remember the ‘winter of discontent’ as being far worse. The sight of mountains of garbage and the knowledge that bodies were piling up outside mortuaries was grim indeed. It was divisive, but at least it was a straightforward divide.
There is something particularly evasive and disingenuous about the conduct of the Brexit debate in the media that makes it so discomfiting. I think that is why the transcript we published of Mervyn King talking sound sense on Brexit, cutting through the ‘****’ was so welcomed and so popular.
Keep your nerve, Brexiteers: there is a way forward and it’s called leaving with no deal https://t.co/AIHSUboOyx
— Melanie Phillips (@MelanieLatest) April 2, 2019
Next up on our most-read of the week list was Laura’s report card on Mrs May, which reminded everyone of the card-carrying meddling feminist she is – this on top of the grotesque mess she has made of Brexit.
Kathy’s report, ‘The battle for Britain has finally started’, from the Leave means Leave rally in Parliament Square on 29 March, led this time by the likes of Julia Hartley-Brewer, Kate Hoey, Tim Martin, Mark Francois and Nigel Farage, was appreciated by many readers.
Finally, our countdown to ‘The toppling of Theresa’ has proved to be an idea with some purchase. We will continue to count the days until Tory MPs beyond the ERG see the light and pray for this particular salvation each and every day until it happens.