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.
Alp Mehmet: Immigration for work: a car crash in the making
Kathy Gyngell: Lockdown: A crime against humanity?
Alan Ashworth: Off the Beaten Tracks: Mr Dave, Jackson Browne’s main man
Kathy Gyngell: The ‘Save our NHS’ gulag and the National Harm Service
Donald Forbes: This rottenness all goes back to Obama
Clark Cross: So you still think wind turbines are green?
Karen Harradine: Dirty Chinese money funds the BLM fanatics
My pick from outside the top ten this week is unconventional in format, but as important in message. On Thursday, we reported that the Great Barrington Declaration – an anti-lockdown petition written by three eminent medical professors – had reached 36,000 signatures (by health experts alone). This figure has since risen to almost 40,000, alongside 515,000 signatures by members of the public. Yet more is needed still; it is important that the Government is shown just how many people believe its response to the coronavirus is disproportionate, and should be altered.
The media is doing its best to trash this declaration, and Google has reportedly censored its website. But don’t be fooled; the petition boasts an impressive list of scientists, epidemiologists and health-related professors as co-signers, and its recommendations are based wholly on the facts. Our panic-driven government disagrees. What greater proof that this declaration is reasoned, and in need of greater support?
You can read our report, and add your name to the list here.
Kathy has chosen Donald Forbes’s article about the West’s future with China, ‘Europe and the cloning of China‘ for two reasons. The first is the intrinsic importance of a topic that might interest the truly politically aware and thoughtful but is still off the radar of too many people. The second is for Forbes’s command of the issues at play.
Here is a soupçon to tempt you:
‘It is not fanciful to say that the European Union is already becoming a Western form of the Chinese model, draining sovereignty from its member countries and centralising administrative power in Brussels on its way to becoming a Federal Europe. When that is accomplished, Viktor Orban’s dissident Hungary will be no more capable of defying Brussels than Hong Kong or Wuhan can resist Beijing.’
But this is not a polemic. It is a highly informed and thoughtful analysis that any editor would be proud to publish.