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Last week’s most-read on TCW

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LAST week wasn’t just a dramatic week politically but a bumper week for us – giving us huge ratings as our great writers, fantastic posts and clear conservative (the philosophy not the party) message continues to attract more and more readers.

If you have friends who are at all disposed to think our way, please do make them aware of the site. With the Daily Mail stubbornly (rather like Mrs May) heading in the wrong direction – as both their ‘It’s a Crying Shame’ front page and delusional Peter Oborne’s guff about Mrs May’s greatness to come demonstrate – we are the site for the frustrated conservative to come to.

And our top reads of last week are a great place to start. Heading that list was Robert James’s quite brilliant piece of mockery ‘Overheard in the bar after the 1922 Committee meeting’. If it doesn’t have you laughing out loud, nothing will. The BBC, were it not so leftist in orientation, should be commissioning him to write comedy scripts. Their loss is TCW’s gain. If you read nothing else, read this.

Tim Bradshaw’s ‘What next? None of the Cabinet is fit to remain in office’, a detailed excoriation of Ministers and their departments, also proved hugely popular. It was tempting to head it: ‘It’s time to clear the swamp’. Read it here. 

Next most-read was ‘The toppling of Theresa: Day 49’, the day before she made her still-to-be-delayed actual resignation announcement. It’s a record of how, up to the last minute, Mrs May was doubling down on forcing her Withdrawal Agreement Bill through. You can read it here. 

Laura Perrins’s timely ‘Thatcher and Boris – compare and contrast’ got a heated debate going below the line both on the relevance of personal morality to political leadership – a lot of our male readers seem very prepared to forgive – and whether Boris can match Margaret for determination and hard work. TCW Editors fear there is no comparison but are ever happy to be proved wrong. You can read it here. 

Kathy Gyngell’s interview with the trenchant Mark Francois MP on the mess we are in and his determination that a Brexiteer will replace May – we hope he is right – completes our round-up. You can read it here. 

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Edited by Kathy Gyngell

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