Readers’ comments: Universities with no challenge

In response to Hugh Openshaw: Don’t worry about A-level grades – universities don’t 39 Pontiac Dream wrote: What fun. What that means is, in a few years’ time, doctors who can't operate or diagnose. Engineers and...

Reader’s comment: And three more cheers for ordinary blokes

In response to Julie Lynn: Three cheers for the brawn of Britain Mike Bell wrote: Sure it's great that three hefty blokes acted heroically, but my main praise is for all the ordinary blokes who work...
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Don’t worry about A-level grades – universities don’t

EVERY year in the middle of August, hundreds of thousands of students receive their A-level grades. This happy event triggers several time-honoured newspaper traditions. These start with photos of attractive female students jumping for...

Mister Ed – weak on crime, tough on Tory chivalry

HE is the legitimate leader of the democratically elected governing party, but the histrionic #NotMyPrimeMinister crowd continues to react as if Boris Johnson and the new Cabinet have staged an armed coup. For the...

There’s no acceptable face of paedophilia, especially not Joe Orton

SO Jeffrey Epstein is dead. He procured under-age girls to satisfy the carnal desires of himself and his acquaintances. His crimes were committed on American soil. But they would have been equally illegal if...

This, Suella, is why free schools are stalling

SHOULD we be worried that the free school programme appears to be stalling? Tory MP Suella Braverman seems to think so, and the Centre for Policy Studies (CPS) has published a pamphlet setting out...
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TCW summer reads: If Corbyn comes to power . . .

Rivka Bond: Speechless (2019) A BOOK written from a teenage girl's perspective may sound unappealing to TCW readers. But be assured that the themes are of adult concern. Chaya Federman diarises what happens when the Social...

No news is bad news in the media’s Europe blackout

DOES much happen in the world outside the UK and the USA? With the exception of end-of-time weather events, immigration tragedies and other occasional calamities, our main television and radio broadcasters seem to think...

Housing crisis? Immigration is the elephant in the room

NO one reading the near constant coverage in the press of the UK’s housing crisis would think that either the shortage of accommodation or inflated prices and rents that define it have anything at all...

Ruined lives, wrecked minds – the terrible cost of cannabis

Alex Berenson’s seminal book about the dangers of cannabis and the growing strength of the legalisation lobby, Tell Your Children: The Truth About Marijuana, Mental Illness, and Violence was reviewed by Ollie Wright for TCW on...