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Reader’s Comment of the Week
In response to Paul T Horgan: Thought for the Day is often wrong. The English are not religious bigots, geo wrote:
“’The success of minority faiths in this land is a tribute to the tolerance and freedoms that began in the Anglocentric word…’ and then this land imports the most intolerant faith that demands its medieval and barbaric forms and norms be accepted by the majority until ultimately Jews are once more chased from their homes and Christians pay protection money.
Goodbye to the enlightened present and welcome to our dystopian future.”
TCW Hero of the Week
Veteran broadcaster Cliff Michelmore died this week – a member of British broadcasting’s hall of fame with a career spanning 60 years, anchoring coverage of events from the Apollo moon landings to two general elections and the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
The BBC’s Director General Lord Hall paid tribute, saying that Michelmore was an “outstanding broadcaster” with a “personal approach” to reaching his audience.
Hall’s tributes, though, are a sobering reminder that the calibre of Auntie’s modern stable of PC lightweights can’t hold a candle to Cliff.
TCW Villain of the Week
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is rarely in anyone’s good books these days, but her grand plan approved by the EU on a migrant deal with Turkey once again proves how out of touch she is.
Undeterred by poor election results in Germany due to her Cologne-inducing policies, Angela didn’t get the hint, paving the way for a deal that would mean visa-free travel for another 80 million people into Europe. Angela clearly knows that this is a bad deal, saying that “I have no illusions that what we agreed today will be accompanied by further setbacks”. Great.
Still, at least with the benefit of hindsight, we should have employed the Turkish PM to get an EU deal for Britain instead of the thin gruel Dave bought back for us, they’ve clearly managed to put Brussels over a barrel and get a cracking deal.
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