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Reader’s Comment of the Week
In response to Kathy Gyngell: The self-righteousness of our militant women doctors is striking, Elizabeth Smith wrote:
“Large numbers of part-time women = failing public service. The NHS is the one that can kill you, but the CPS is also as bad.
Prof Meirion Thomas was hounded out of his job for saying part-time women were bad news, but in Pakistan they are now refusing to train female doctors because many of them will never work and they are not prepared to expend limited resources on them; while in Russia feminisation has apparently massively reduced the status of the medical profession.”
TCW Hero of the Week
This week TCW is giving a collective award those courageous Dutch voters who convincingly chose to stick two fingers up to Brussels in a referendum on a free trade deal with Ukraine.
However, as is the nature with Brussels, their pluckiness won’t be rewarded. Frau Merkel responded to the demonstration of democracy by saying that the ‘no’ vote will be “managed as we have managed other difficult issues before” (or, in short, nein!) Meanwhile, her chum Francois Hollande said that the EU will still “implement and apply” the rejected treaty.
So it appears that, not for the first time in European history, a small nation’s plucky bravery has been steamrollered by the oppression of their bigger neighbours. Now all we need is for the Brits to give our Dutch friends a helping hand on June 23rd.
TCW Villain of the Week
This week, the Women’s Equality Party – founded by arch lefty-luvvie Sandi Toksvig – launched their manifesto and candidate for May’s London mayoral elections this week, and oh were they on sparkling form.
Their candidate Sophie Walker, a former journalist and author (obviously!), thinks that the iconic London red bus is “a symbol of the inequality of the capital” and that cycling policy has to be changed as “it’s mainly men in lycra going hell for leather”. That’s right Sophie, make them walk.
The party also want to set up an ‘equality taskforce’ in City Hall to tackle employment discrimination, increase diversity and “make work flexible, promotion fair and pay equal.” That’s fine then, if you’re terrible at your job then you can still get promoted!
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