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TCW Week in Review


Six of the best

Andrew Cadman: Does anyone care about white working class boys?

Cerberus: The public has seen through Dave’s flimsy Europe deal

David Keighley: MPs fluff the chance to hold the BBC to account

Laura Perrins: Women are not much cop at emotion-free sex

Kathy Gyngell: Deal or No Deal? The European Parliament is the final arbiter

Belinda Brown: Gender pay gap explained. Men work longer hours in tough jobs

Reader’s Comment of the Week

In response to Kathy Gyngell: Deal or No Deal? The European Parliament is the final arbiter, amac wrote:

“The idea that a British PM has to go grovelling all over Europe in order to change, what should be a UK policy over benefits, shows the extent to which Parliament has been neutered. Anyone who didn’t fully realise how ineffectual we have become can now see the EU unmasked and acting in a totally intransigent, unbending, dictatorial manner. 

Why the polls are still close is a mystery, you’d have to be insane to want to be ruled by that lot.”

TCW Hero of the Week

Leader of the Scottish Conservatives Ruth Davidson gave her cause north of the border some hope with a punchy article in The Telegraph this week.

Up against stiff competition, Davidson highlighted the ability of the Left – in the shape of the SNP – to “attack British institutions, demand incremental change, consolidate, build support for more reform, move forward another inch, and so on and so on”. Such activity is the Left’s bread and butter and we need more Ruths in this world, willing to take the fight to the Left, even in the face of steep odds.

TCW Villain of the Week

Conservative MP Nick Herbert demonstrated just how arrogant some on the Remain side of the EU debate seem to be – orchestrating a celebratory letter claiming that “for the first time since 1975, a British Prime Minister has returned from a summit with more powers than when they arrived”…on early Friday afternoon…well before any hint of a ‘deal’.

Just because Team Remain have the establishment and the Government machine on their side, they think victory is certain. Well, judging by the reaction of British people and the press at the miserly attempts to reform the EU and the resulting ‘deal’, chickens shouldn’t be counted.

Best of the rest

Chris McGovern: Four comps in our top 300 schools? No grounds for self-congratulation then!

Rob Slane: My kids cost me nothing like £230,000 apiece. But then my childcare is free

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Edited by Kathy Gyngell

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