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Readers’ Comment of the week
In response to Otto Inglis: The Left can guarantee 99 per cent support for anything they like, Alan wrote:
The SNP (and indeed the Left in general) would always rather hold a ‘consultation’ than rely on an actual vote by the electorate. Having lost their last two referendums, the SNP are all too aware that their minority support can drown out the rest of us only when the public as a whole don’t put their views forward.
The great majority of the population are not political activists – we work for a living instead. Unfortunately it appears that we will all have to become activists, at least part-time, just to stop this sort of manipulation.
TCW Hero of the Week
We commend Lord Lawson for taking full advantage of the freedom of speech that seniority and independence from office confer; for saying what others dared not say. It took Margaret Thatcher’s long-serving chancellor to call out the current incumbent on the Daily Politics, for trying to sabotaging the Brexit process and keeping Britain in the EU by the back door. With his usual urbanity, he suggested it was time for Philip Hammond to be ‘reshuffled’, taken to be a demand for his sacking. Quite right too. If Mr Hammond will not put his back behind his government’s Brexit commitment, as Jacob Rees-Mogg urges him to do, then he should do the honourable thing and resign from the government now.
TCW Villain of the Week
We are granting Emma Thompson this accolade for her Oscar winning ‘Weinstein virtue signaler’ of the year performance on Newsnight, the highlight of which had to be her revelation that she spent her younger years removing old men’s tongues from her mouth. And we’d thought she’d spent it acting.
Our very favourite pontificating millionairess and now former Labour luvvie admitted there’d been a ‘million missed opportunities’ to call Harvey Weinstein out. Yes, err, she had worked with him, but only in a business capacity. And yes she’d called him a bully – for she was no push over, not when it came to business that is. No siree. Warming to her role, she admitted the flood of sexual abuse allegations coming out hadn’t surprised her. You see, she told Emily Maitlis, ‘it is endemic everywhere – this has been part of women’s world since time immemorial’.
Camera closed in on Emma’s gloriously concerned and beautifully made up face. But was not she too a part of a Hollywood’s conspiracy of silence? Praise be the Lord, the meritless (in this instance) Emily Maitlis did not press her on this tricky point. Ms Thompson, after a moment of silent wide-eyed astonishment at the incomprehension of it all (was she going to ‘dry’?) executed a a last minute lateral arabesque. Just in time she remembered the feminist explanation for the Hollywood Luvvies’ apparent duplicity. Horrendous Harvey creatures are behind every shower door in Hollywood she averred. And it is all down to the current crisis in ‘extreme masculinity’. That was more like it; by now the ever sterner Emily was hanging on every word. Then she did it! Eureka! ‘Gender dysfunction – our society is in a gender crisis’ Emma announced triumphantly! Emily looked relieved. But Emma, her certainty restored was on a roll. ‘It is a PUBLIC HEALTH issue’ she cried, as the curtains fell.
Leftie Lunacy of the week: Which of these two stories is true?