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TCW Week in Review


Six of the best

Laura Perrins: Who to choose – the buffoon, the bore or the brilliant toff?

Jason Newman: Colleges pay the price of pandering to the PC mob

Andrew Tettenborn: Big Sister Sharon’s Ofcom takes control of our thought

Kathy Gyngell: The Left have stolen the foundations of life from our children

David Keighley: This foul slur against Farage must be corrected

Paul T Horgan: Eye-for-an-eye Trump has stopped the terrorists in their tracks


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

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