Three cheers for the brawn of Britain

JUST when we were all on the point of accepting that men really have outlived their usefulness and are superfluous to requirements, along comes a news story to give us pause for thought. Three...

The Midweek Hymn: Glorious Things of Thee are Spoken

Over the holiday period we are repeating some of my favourite Midweek Hymns. I chose this one because of its gripping and uplifting back story. This article was originally published on February 20, 2019. This...

She’s right, actually – Brexit is masculine v feminine

IT’S called the silly season for a reason: much merriment has ensued since Caroline Lucas put forward her idea of an all-female Cabinet to stop a no-deal Brexit. Starved of news and their outrage...

An all-female Cabinet? How sexist can you be?

GREEN Party MP Caroline Lucas has made the ludicrous proposal to form an all-female 'national unity government' to stop 'no deal' Brexit and hold a second referendum if parliamentary Remainers succeed in removing PM...

Whatever happened to shrewd, charming women in politics?

This was submitted as a comment by a TCW reader. WHEN they first told Caroline Lucas she had pencilled her eyebrows too high, she merely looked surprised. That look of surprise has given way to swivel-eyed...

Why the liberals are so wrong about soft sentences

Boris Johnson’s welcome ‘urgent review’ and promised U-turn on Rory Stewart’s softer prison sentencing policy has sparked a predictable spate of liberal criticism, led by BBC Home Affairs correspondent Mark Easton, Labour’s Diane Abbott and...

Lefties, Lefties everywhere – a student’s-eye view of university lecturers

A FEW years ago I enrolled on a politics undergraduate degree course at Sheffield Hallam University. At the time I was a naïve, politically un-opinionated person, and I applied to go on the course...

Time’s running out for the office romance

IN the late 90s, when I got my first job in the City, 20 per cent of couples met at work. This figure was surpassed only by those who met via friends. Fast forward...

Fear that drives the media Remainers

SINCE Alastair Campbell’s Frankensteinian creation, Tony Blair, it has been a given that real people in politics are a liability. As a result we have been presented with plausible, Teflon-coated holograms by spin doctors,...

An expensive taste of the zero-carbon future

WE can’t say we weren't warned. Mrs May’s legacy eco-lunacy – her net zero carbon policy by 2050 – is going to come at great cost. The former Chancellor of the Exchequer forecast a...