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.
Karen Harradine: Blexit: The bright young blacks shunning the Democrats
Gary Oliver: Nanny Sturgeon tightens the straitjacket
Chris McGovern: No hope, no glory through the BBC’s black-tinted spectacles
Simon Dolan: Exam chaos strengthens our case to keep Britain free
Geoffrey Hicking: Rule Britannia must stay!
Edward Gifford: Who’ll speak out against this war on freedom?
Dr Campbell Campbell-Jack: France shrugs as its churches burn
Timothy Bradshaw: TCW’s Brexit Watch: How Brino betrayal will doom Johnson
Neil Lyndon: The shocking reality of sex education in Scotland
Jobs aren’t exactly two a penny in the wake of the lockdown and, let’s face it, they weren’t even before the government forced us into a state of national hibernation. So why, as Stephen Speakman asked this week, do we continue to shun the coal industry which, if allowed to reach its full potential, could provide employment for a great number of Brits? Stephen’s article is my pick of the week.
He highlights that, even if all our remaining coal-fired power stations closed tomorrow, there would still be an annual need for up to 7million tons. If coal has to come from somewhere, ‘why not give jobs to English lads rather than import it from places such as Russia, Australia, Colombia and Poland?’ Perhaps lower cost is the answer. Higher value certainly is not.
Read Stephen’s full article here.