You needn’t believe in magic to worry about witchcraft

YOU may have noticed the creeping increase in the presence of witches and witchcraft in popular and mainstream culture. There’s Harry Potter of course, and also the sinister Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, complete with...

Readers’ comments: We must fight back

In response to Kathy Gyngell: How May’s machinations have left us on the brink of a constitutional crisis, 39 Pontiac Dream wrote: The problem with this is it’s just as much our fault as it...

Two Amendments and a Funeral

IF, AS now looks likely, the prospect of a clean Brexit on WTO terms – the only alternative which, by leaving all the EU’s institutions and thereby retaking control of our own laws, policies,...

How May’s machinations have left us on the brink of a constitutional crisis

THIS is the conclusion reached by the Briefings for Brexit team in the days before the House of Commons votes on Theresa May’s Withdrawal Agreement: 'We see vastly more to fear from May’s deal, which...

The defiance (and the trashing) of Esther McVey

IN mid-November Theresa May emerged from Number 10 to announce as a ‘collective decision’ Cabinet approval of her withdrawal agreement. This followed a five-hour meeting she described as having been a ‘long, detailed and...

A carol a day: The Coventry Carol

AS requested by TCW reader Charles Dawne, today’s choice is the Coventry Carol. Mr Dawne describes it as ‘haunting’ and I agree. It is a long way from the joyful nature of many other...

Why Paris Agreement will make the planet poorer

The riots against rising fuel taxation in France, and Paris in near lockdown following what’s been described as a day of rage, have put the Paris Climate Change Agreement under the spotlight. President Trump took...

Vote Pig, and muddy puddles!

WELCOME again to the land of you couldn’t make it up, where the hot news is that a Cambridge University academic says the minimum voting age should be reduced to six. Professor David Runciman suggests...

Off the Beaten Tracks: When infant teachers cry

SOME time ago I gained possession of an unofficial double CD featuring the all-female Canadian folk group the Be Good Tanyas, recorded live in the early Noughties. The patter between the songs suggests the...

Reader’s comment: Home truths for Lammy

In response to David Fraser: The stop-and-search myth that maligns our police, The Wiganer wrote: The solution is simple. Withdraw stop and search in David Lammy's constituency. We can see if it works and he...