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Readers’ Comment of the week
In response to Kathy Gyngell: How the Left have stolen the foundations of life from children, Kola said:
I hear what you are saying. But from the moment I gave up work to care for my daughter, I have had judgement passed on me. I’m not a role model to my child; I don’t have a purpose; what do I do all day? and so on. Yet my child is happy, healthy, well-behaved and well-mannered. And sending her off to full-time school, I know I have done my best to help get her there.
I have felt nothing but pressure to go back into paid work, that my ‘work’ at home looking after my family is meaningless and without reward.
TCW Hero of the Week
It is a little overdue (a week), but Munira Mirza deserves our admiration and thanks for speaking out on the phoney race war and Theresa May’s cynical new strategy. Everyone, says the deputy London mayor for education and culture under Boris Johnson, should be worried about the way racism is being weaponised across the political spectrum: ‘What passes for policy discussion in this area is now so heavily divorced from the facts and driven by ideology that there is barely any intelligent debate. Astonishingly, it seems that a lot of people in politics think it’s a good idea to exaggerate the problem of racism.’ We could not agree more, and hope that the Conservative Party, to whom her critique is directed, will abandon their virtue-signalling and sit up and listen.
TCW Villain of the Week
Sarah Sands, of whom some of us had hopes when she took over as editor of the Today programme. But instead of dealing with the rabid anti-Brexit bias that infects Today’s presenters, she has given them free rein to indulge in more of the same dramatising and doom-mongering negativity. She capped the policy this week by appointing the arch-Remainer Stephanie Flanders, former Ed Miliband girlfriend and ex-BBC economics editor, as the programme’s guest presenter in this, the most critical of Brexit weeks. Neither Sands’s purported newly feminised lifestyle focus nor Flanders’s cut-glass vowels will solve the problem of Today’s brazen Brexit bias default.
Leftie Lunacy of the Week
Latest from Kathy Gyngell: How the Left have stolen the foundations of life from children
Latest from Laura Perrins: Hands off our cheap flights