Six of the best
Reader’s Comment of the Week
In response to Laura Perrins: Make me guest editor of Woman’s Hour and I will rename it Ladies’ Hour, ThisIsTwentyFifteen wrote:
Cheer up Laura – maybe you could squeeze onto one of the few other programmes that the BBC is currently devoting to women, like The Descent of Woman, or Girls Can Code, or of course, the Six O’clock News, which has been largely a man-free zone for months. Or anything they do about domestic violence. Etc, etc. Perhaps I can give your media career a quick boost by saying something like: LAURA YOU LOOK STUNNING IN THAT PHOTOGRAPH! There. Should be enough to enable you to create a Twitterstorm at least.
TCW Hero of the Week
A new dawn has broken, has it not? Well it certainly had at PMQs on Wednesday, and it was bleak to say the least. Comrade Corbyn, in the spirit of “new politics”, hosted a live radio phone-in in the Commons chamber. We almost expected Angie from Basildon to ring in for advice on washing her delicates at 30ºC in her Bosch 2416. Dave would tell Angie to stick to her plan.
Thankfully, DUP leader Nigel Dodds put us all out of our misery, delivering a blistering attack on John McDonnell and his historic praise for the IRA. He called for MPs on all sides to condemn terrorism – and he received a rapturous reception. There goes Labour’s rainbow coalition on the opposition benches.
TCW Villain of the Week
In a week when Labour have been subjected to a Communist coup d’état at the hands of a bearded geography teacher and his youthful class warriors, who have recently registered as party “supporters”, we could have any number of villains. We have however gone for John McDonnell, Britain’s new neo-communist, IRA-loving Shadow Chancellor.
He apologised on BBC1’s Question Time last night for any “offence” his speech in 2003 praising the “bombs and bullets” of the IRA might have caused. One wonders why an apology only came once he was catapulted onto the mainstream political playing field? A shame too it lacked any genuine sorrow. Given his views – and the abhorrent defence of anti-Semites, Hamas and Hezbollah by his leader – we ask how any decent and compassionate citizen could ever consider voting Labour?