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TCW Hero of the Week
While most commentators condemned the appalling terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo as a sickening assault on free speech, Conservative Home’s Paul Goodman went a step further.
“They don’t kill us because of what we do. They kill us because of who we are,” he wrote. Bravo, Paul. These attacks have nothing to do with our foreign policy but everything to do with what is wrong with Islamism, which poses a threat to political order for the very reason that it puts religion above nationality and democracy.
TCW Villain of the Week
The Scottish problem continues. Jim Murphy boasted this week that Labour’s mansion tax would pay for 1000 more nurses north of the border.
“We will tax houses in London and the South East to pay for 1,000 new nurses in the Scottish NHS. It’s a real win-win for Scotland,” he said. 80 per cent of the money raised will come from London. The cheek.
Reader’s Comment of the Week
In reply to, ‘Nick Wood: Ukip is beginning to sound like all the rest’, Earthenwarewrote:
I’m also rather concerned about some of the things that Carswell and O’Flynn are saying, but I’m putting it down to political realism.
The doctrines of “tolerance” (Carswell) and “eat the rich” (O’Flynn) are not what I joined Ukip for, but it seems that having crossed the Rubicon in order to achieve popularity, the leadership have accepted that some bastardisation of the party’s principles is required.
I’m remaining a party member for the time-being, as my main reasons for joining (Farage and Nuttall) are still in place. I am watching closely though. We aren’t a party of clones, but if the Left of the party start to take over then I’ll have to reconsider my position.