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Reader’s Comment of the Week
In response to Paul T Horgan: Would American snowflakes prefer the return of George III?, english_pensioner wrote:
“I’m very glad about the Oscars fiasco! It stopped us having to listen to the BBC telling us about all the anti-Trump speeches from assorted luvvies.”
TCW Hero of the Week
A mellow President Trump gave his inaugural address to Congress this week in a reassuringly competent speech with a commitment to renew “the American spirit” and create a “new chapter of American greatness”. Let’s face it, the man is up against it – the media have his back against the wall and this address could have been yet another excuse to rise to the PC media’s baiting and deliver a broadside, but no. After the ransacking of a Jewish cemetery, Trump reassured that “we are a country that stands united in condemning hate and evil in all its very ugly forms”, before leading a touching ovation to a military widow in the audience. It could have gone pear-shaped, but Mr President gave CNN an excuse to put a sock in it, and for that, he deserves our admiration.
TCW Villain of the Week
Sir John Major resurrected his corpse from the coffin of electoral defeat to tell Queen Theresa that “a little more charm and less cheap rhetoric” would see her right on her Brexit quest. He chided that Brexiteers had made an “historic mistake” in voting to leave the EU, and that the British people had been “led to expect a future that seems unreal and over-optimistic” with opportunities that had been “inflated beyond any reasonable expectation of delivery” – as if we were not intelligent enough to weigh up the risks beforehand. It is exactly this kind of patronising doom mongering that reassured many to vote to leave in the first place, and just as we see the first glimmers of freedom, we are not going to be told to turn back now. Sir John should “leave the stage”, as he said he would in 1997.
Looniest Lefty of the Week