Six of the Best
Reader’s Comment of the Week
In response to Kathy Gyngell: According to the BBC, Brussels outrage is all our fault, Liberanos wrote:
“Kathy Gyngell is completely right. It’s the crass insistence on simply blaming the practitioners for these acts of Islamic horror, rather than the religion they so obviously and devotedly serve, which is the most dangerous aspect of our blindness.”
TCW Hero of the Week
Journalist and radio host Julia Hartley-Brewer has won our praises this week by nailing down Labour’s hapless Shadow Defence Secretary Emily Thornberry over a bizarre and quite disrespectful interview on Hartley-Brewer’s radio show. Amid the flipping and flopping usually frequented by the most mediocre politicians, Julia stuck to her guns
When Hartley-Brewer pressed Thornberry on whether she wanted to respond to the concerns of Rear Admiral Chris Parry CBE, Thornberry replied “no, not really”. Julia didn’t let this go, reminding a bemused Thornberry that Rear Admiral Chris Parry CBE was a decorated Falklands War veteran who fought alongside people “who gave their lives to keep the Falkland Islands safe at the request of the Falklands people…that’s worth a response surely”. Thornberry emitted a deep Islington sigh and trundled on equivocating.
This interview not only reminded us how well Julia Hartley-Brewer performs when faced with a slippery customer, but also reinforces the fact that Labour’s Islington-dominated hierarchy just don’t understand what it means to care about Britain.
TCW Villain of the Week
Business Minister Anna Soubry’s high-handed blundering over the Tata steel crisis has been an ordeal to endure. Left in the lurch by her boss Sajid Javid, a not-very-well-briefed Soubry gave false hope to thousands of families in Port Talbot and across the land by saying that a Government buyout was “an option, we have looked at all the options” before being contradicted by both Javid and the PM, who ruled out Government intervention.
Soubry then furthered her endearment to the nation by interrupting just about every question she was asked on the Today programme before aloofly admitting that she had been warned about the impending steel crisis but had consistently put off raising tariffs – unlike the US who took steps to save their own steel industry. Oh, and then she said that the EU would be our saviour – despite their own inaction on steel tariffs also hastening the demise of our industry.
At a time when the country needed a woman of strength and principle to fight for a vital industry and its workers, we got a Cameron patsy who thinks being rude is to be tough.
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