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.
Andrew Devine: Woke war at the Times is bad business
Patrick Benham-Crosswell: Team BoJo’s five months of cackhandedness
Andrew Cadman: Thatcher’s legacy to the timid Tories is fading
Gary Oliver: Exams debacle: Johnson must take the blame
Jane Kelly: Don’t get old if you’re childless
Alice Williams: A recipe for victimhood
Dr Graham Gudgin: Some think a united Ireland is inevitable. I say it’ll never happen
Henry Getley: A psychic surge? Who saw that coming?
What better time is there for a prime minister to go on holiday than during a global pandemic, a national exam fiasco, and a surge of illegal migrant Channel crossings? After shoving his brother into the Lords, Boris took himself – and his fiancée – to the coast. Weaver Sheridan has offered some amusing suggestions as to what items the PM might have packed for this trip; his article is my pick of the week.
A spade is bound to be a part of his inventory, Weaver writes, but ‘whether he’ll stop digging when in a hole – ie, the lockdown shambles – remains to be seen’.
For a good laugh, read Weaver’s article here.
Who wants to go to a hushball match? Not Henry Getley nor, I imagine, the other millions of football fans across the country. His blog is Kathy’s pick outside the top ten this week. It encapsulates the sheer idiocy of the Government’s nanny state, micro-managing and catastrophically craven Covid policy.
We have said it before on these pages: this government is tin-eared to a degree. Maybe Dom Cummings has it running by AI. Only that, you’d think, could account for its emotional bypass or lack of emotional IQ. As if more proof were needed, it came with their latest brainwave – silent football. Their proposed ban on expressing your enthusiasm, on cheering and roaring whether in delight or torment is summed up beautifully by Henry here.
Margaret’s choice outside the top ten is ‘Tory’s snub for worship in the pub’ which highlighted the dismissive response of MP David Morris to the innovative suggestion that worshippers who may not take Holy Communion in church could improvise in a pub or restaurant. Although there are no rules precluding eating bread, drinking wine or talking in a restaurant, Mr Morris knew better and said: ‘This idea would not be permitted under the Covid guidelines.’ This kind of attitude to Christians is particularly disappointing from a so-called Conservative MP, but it is sadly typical of a party which seems determined to go with the ‘progressive’ flow at all costs.