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TCW Week in Review


Six of the best

Kevin Lee: Tarzan goes over the top over race. But Farage is nearer the public mood

Nick Wood: After this underwhelming Budget, it is a two tortoise race

Chris McGovern: Blair pulled up the ladder of social mobility. Now the bright and the average both suffer

Caroline Farrow: Designer babies go missing from the Dolce and Gabbana collection. Science is on their side

Holly’s Letter from America: Even Germaine Greer is not safe from the PC mob

Kathy Gyngell: Another commercial day. Our poor children will never know the point of Mothering Sunday


TCW Heroes of the Week

Steffano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce, who were in a romantic relationship for twenty-three years, have enraged the liberal elite by explicitly condemning gay adoptions and stating that the ‘only family is the traditional one’.

These openly gay men endorsed the traditional Catholic or Christian position that procreation ‘must be an act of love’, ‘you are born to a mother and a father – or at least that’s how it should be’. Elton John disagrees, of course. But they’re our heroes of the week.


TCW Villain of the Week

Tory grandee Hezza launched a hysterical attack on Ukip leader Nigel Farage at the beginning of the week. In an article for the Mail on Sunday, the former Deputy Prime Minister compared Farage to Enoch Powell, calling him irresponsible, ridiculous and accusing him of playing with fire on race.

Farage said he supports “British jobs for British workers”, just like Gordon Brown said that he did. So why all the fuss when Farage says it, Lord Heseltine?


Reader’s Comment of the Week

Oliver J.S McMullen wrote:

“Who exactly, I would like to know, are the deserving rich?”

Exactly. But why is this uselessness a surprise? Because the Tories have never had an ideology, they were open to being led by the nose by those that have. I read somewhere that the Fabians always planned to take over the Tory party. They appear to have succeeded. Now the Tories have become everything they were fundamentally supposed to oppose.

But Michael Gove is just being populist – blowing in what he thinks is the prevailing wind. I suspect he doesn’t actually believe a word he says. This is just bog standard politics of envy – the enemy of aspiration. And you are right, of course, it won’t work. Those for whom the politics of envy floats their boat already have at least four parties of the openly declared progressive left – Labour, the Lib Dems, the Greens, and the SNP in Scotland. Mr Gove’s guff is just more of the desperate thrashings of a dying party.

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