IN CASE you missed any of our ten most read blogs of last week, here they are for you again – and well worth the read.
Kathy Gyngell: Jordan Peterson debunks white privilege
Tristram Lewellyn Jones: Re-education camp – for saying ‘All lives matter’
Philip Foster: It’s today’s slavery that should concern us now
Peter Lloyd: Government for the few, not the many
Mark Corea: For British Hindus, Labour is a letdown
Peter Simpson: Hate, not race, is the problem
Harry Western: Be afraid, be very afraid, about this Brexit fudge
My pick of the week outside the top ten is Andrew Cadman’s article ‘Alpha brains but beta minds: Tory culture is the main worry for true conservatives’ on the myths that pervade the writing of mainstream conservative commentators – that the party has any interest in fighting the culture wars or defending, let alone acting on, conservative principles.
Andrew’s insights sometimes do not get the attention they warrant. The reason why the Government seems stuck in a time warp and so depressingly derivative is, he argues, because they believe that ‘ideas are naturally the preserve of the Left and their job is ‘to implement them in a practical, non-zealous manner’.
To defeat or challenge the huge inbuilt Left advantages, he advocates fundamental constitutional reform, and to ‘campaign for the implementation of a Swiss-style hybrid system of parliamentary democracy and direct democracy, including right of recall.’
Read his piece here and see if you agree.
Margaret’s choice is Simon Knight’s ‘Questions from a Burnley FC fan’ in the wake of the incident in which a banner reading ‘White Lives Matter Burnley’ was flown over the Etihad Stadium where Burnley were playing Manchester City. The stunt was described as ‘appalling’ by the mainstream media, but the really appalling spectacle was the players and officials ‘taking the knee’ in honour of Black Lives Matter, an outfit which wishes to dismantle capitalism, abolish police and prisons and destroy the nuclear family structure. Can these dupes have the faintest idea what they are supporting?