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Reader’s Comment of the Week
In response to Laura Perrins gives Owen Jones a pasting, Vesta wrote:
“Laura, you easily managed to bridge the vastly smug Owen Jones’s intelligence gap without too much effort, despite the interviewer’s obvious BBC pro-Jones slant. Laughing at Jones is the only way to counter his gobby posturing. He really is a comedy commie with a faux workerist Northern accent who actually comes from super-posh Bramhall where nobody talks like that. Wonder what the gender pay gap is at his lucrative Guardian bolt-hole?
The sheer elitist arrogance of this wealthy ex-Corbyn clone telling woman what they should be doing with their lives is utterly breathtaking. Why was he on the programme when he has no knowledge whatsoever of working life and spends his time on a laptop tapping his latest wonk theory about how to achieve state socialism – or else cosying-up with the latest doomed Labour leadership hopeful?
Oh I forgot, he’s always being wheeled out by those beautiful slack-jawed BBC types. Remember though Laura, Jones is not just any old Marxist, he’s from hard-nosed Militant Tendency stock, used to have a poster of Stalin on his bedroom wall and has supported IRA terrorists. Nasty individual behind the smug grin, but, lol, hilarious.”
TCW Hero of the Week
Hats off to the former head of the Equality and Human Rights Commission Trevor Phillips, who last week risked the wrath of the Left and accusations of racism to boot, to denounce contemporary identity politics and political correctness. It had he said “grown into a cancerous cultural tyranny that blocks open debate” and threatens the freedom of speech on which democracy is based. No matter what your race, creed or argument, there is he said “no hiding from the language police”.
This is not the first time Trevor has gone where angels fear to tread. Last year unveiling an in-depth poll of Britain’s Muslims, he warned of growing extremism and a life-or-death struggle for the soul of British Islam, that “this is not a battle that the rest of us can afford to sit out. We need to take sides”. Trevor we salute your honesty and your courage; for speaking up for reason in a world of increasing unreason.
TCW Villain of the Week
Labour MP and feminist Harriet Harperson tried to make herself relevant this week by saying that if she ruled the world, she would “ban” politicians “from going on about how important marriage is and how damaging divorce is”. In the interests of common sense, Iain Duncan Smith put Harman in her place, setting out his Centre for Social Justice think-tank’s research which underlines the importance of marriage “in keeping children out of poverty”. We can only conclude that the long time married Harriet is not as concerned about child poverty as she is about feminist ideology – the fact so many children are deprived of the advantages hers have bothers her not one jot.
Thank God any idea of Harriet ruling the world can now be relegated to the land of nightmares.
Looniest Lefty of the Week