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TCW Week in Review


Six of the best

Alistair Thompson: A simple flat rate of income tax would sweep away the hypocritical row over avoidance and evasion

Kathy Gyngell: It will cost a fortune and take for ever. The madness of the child abuse inquiry

Nick Wood: Bank Error in Miliband’s favour. Who will defend the market economy

Andrew Cadman: Men retreat in the 20-year feminist-led war on masculinity

David Keighley: Big three parties morph into one ghastly green blob. We mugs pick up bill

Laura Perrins: Boris makes the supreme sacrifice of renouncing his US passport. Lucky Yanks


TCW Hero of the Week

We established this week that Labour actually has someone who can tell the time. Hearing John Mills speak, you might think he is a member of the wrong party.

Hope of EU reform is compromised without a referendum, he said, turning the screw on Ed Miliband following Labour’s failure to offer an in/out vote. Mills also “doubts whether the Eurozone can survive”. With judgment like that, maybe he should run for office?


TCW Villain of the Week

Ukip lovers and haters united this week in dismay at Channel 4’s 100 Days of Ukip mockumentary. “Wild propaganda”, “badly made”, “hatchet job” and “anti-democratic” give you a flavour of the reviews. Ofcom have received more than 1000 complaints.

To top it off, C4 used an Israeli flag to depict a “far-right” protest. The programme director, Chris Atkins, should be ashamed of himself. Today (Friday), Mr Atkins appears in court, accused of perpetrating a £2.5 million tax fraud plot along with twelve others.


Reader’s Comment of the Week: Bring on Armageddon and get shot of Dave

The PrangWizard of England wrote: It occurred to me that maybe if Red Ed were to win, make a diabolical mess, as he will, at least we will then get shot of the appalling Cameron because he will surely be dumped. Please! Maybe that will give the likes of Owen Paterson and David Davis a chance to get to the top of the Tory party. I know I shouldn’t be thinking it will be good to bring on Armageddon because we additionally have the dreadful situation of another fixed term parliament – another one of Cameron’s irresponsible decisions. Was it a character in the film Airplane who said ‘I think I’ve chosen the wrong time to give up drinking’.

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Edited by Kathy Gyngell

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