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Readers’ Comment of the week
In response to Laura Perrins: Date that hot Corbynista if you must – but don’t marry him, princeofnumbers wrote:
Totally agree with your article, Laura. I had a shortlived, very passionate but very fiery relationship with a Corbynista last year. I met this outwardly very attractive lady on an expensive dating site for professional people.
She was a highly paid high-flyer in the public sector. She looked smart, attractive and was in great shape. She was intelligent, educated and well-spoken . . . just the sort of woman you would be delighted to introduce to family and friends.
It was a passionate, whirlwind romance for the first couple of months, until the start of 2016 when the EU referendum campaign began. We had never really discussed politics prior to that, as our times together had just been jokes, laughs and small talk, and of course we could barely keep our hands off each other!
When I told her that I would be leafleting for the ‘Leave’ campaign, she looked horrified and said she couldn’t believe she was dating a racist, xenophobic Little Englander. She told me that she had previously thought me to be intelligent, but now it was clear that I was not!
She also told me that she had recently joined the Labour Party, following the election of Jeremy Corbyn as leader, and described Jez as ‘the most courageous man in British politics’ and a ‘role model for our children, and all young people everywhere’.
To cut a long story short, we argued most days over the following weeks, until I called time on the relationship. The petty political arguments had become exhausting, our sex life had all but ceased to exist, and I couldn’t possibly see a future for us together. We had lasted four months.
A sorry, but important, lesson learned!
TCW Hero of the Week
There is no contest. Our winner is our hero of the decade. This week proved Jacob Rees-Mogg – a man of honesty, integrity and principle if there ever was one – to be the real deal. Accused of ‘extremism’, he faced down the bullying Piers Morgan on ITV’s Good Morning Britain over his beliefs described by Laura Perrins in her post here. He struck a blow for freedom of speech and conscience at one and the same time. His refusal to be silenced or ‘shamed’ was, as Tim Stanley tweeted, ‘a big and rare win for social conservatives’. We think it was momentous. Only history will tell if it marked a turning point in the culture wars. The one certainty is that social conservatives at last have a champion – and one who is tipped to be PM.
TCW Villain of the Week
Drunken Juncker it has to be, for having the temerity to disparage and slur our hard-pressed, Euro-besieged but very valiant Brexit negotiator, the Rt Hon David Davis MP, whose courage and stamina puts the ridiculous Juncker to shame. That he dare accuse Mr Davis of either laziness or instability beggars belief – talk about the pot calling the kettle black, as Nigel Farage entertainingly says here. Jean-Claude had better pray that our former SAS hard man does not challenge him to a parachute-jumping contest. We know who we’d put money on to land on his feet, and who on his backside.
Leftie Lunacy of the Week