TCW gives two cheers for Charlotte Leslie MP’s defence of stay at home mums

Bravo Charlotte Leslie MP who seems to have come out of the woodwork as a Conservative Woman MP who is in fact conservative. In Conservative Home she said, “liberating women to be who they really are...
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Alison Figueiredo: Late to motherhood? I am just happy to have made it

Older mum? Perhaps. I just consider myself fortunate to be married with a beautiful child in an age where modern life puts family life firmly in the background - and often throws every obstacle...
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Dr Peter Saunders: Is ADHD a disease and is Ritalin the cure?

An American neuroscientist on his way to meet health secretary Jeremy Hunt has this week sparked controversy by claiming that ADHD is no more than a collection of symptoms and should not be considered...

Jill Kirby: Criminalising emotional abuse – a discretion too far

One of the many regrettable consequences of imposing a 5-year fixed term for parliament is that bad laws are made. Policies laid out in the 2010 coalition agreement have by now been passed into law...
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Laura Perrins: Cinderella law will do little to protect children

Do we need another child protection law? A new law will make it an offence to do anything that deliberately harms a child’s “physical intellectual, emotional, social or behavioural development.” In reality we do not...

Caroline Farrow: Spat at after BBC Question Time for defending the age-old meaning of...

Last Thursday I appeared in the audience of BBC’s Question Time in my home town of Brighton, after a friend asked me to take their place at short notice. When Marilyn Barmer stood up and...

Sharon James: Why won’t you join the gay marriage dance?

On Saturday the newspapers were filled with pictures of joyful couples.  As the first same-sex 'weddings' were celebrated, three messages came over loud and clear from many media commentators. Firstly, anyone who wouldn't join the...

Gay marriage is a parody that will destroy the real thing

Nobody can have missed that the first gay weddings in the UK  were celebrated this weekend.  Nor can they have missed how those discomforted at the state’s redefinition of marriage have been made to...
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Kathy Gyngell: Welcome to the VBC – the Victim Broadcasting Corporation

When Lord Hall took over as Director-General of the BBC there was some optimism that he would bring the broadcasting behemoth back to its senses. Instead it has engulfed him. Things have got worse,...
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Chris McGovern: Testing times – education ministers flounder at the baseline

From 2016, four-year olds will face assessment screening when they begin school. This baseline ‘testing’ will allow pupil progress to be measured across subsequent years. It will be on the basis of this progress...