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: Why so many believe in the Covid Cult
Laura Perrins: Stop collaborating and take off that stupid, useless mask!
Donald Forbes: The Biden story the US editors won’t touch
Laura Perrins: Catch ’em young, convert ’em to Covidism
Laura Perrins: The Covid-fascist regime aims to crush you – resist it!
The Conservative Woman: Hydroxychloroquine cocktail saves lives of high-risk Covid-19 patients
Kathy Gyngell: Welcome back, Jordan Peterson – we need you more than ever
Henry Getley: ‘Bias’ and the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior
Chris McGovern: Bowing to her woke pupils: Shame of the Benenden backtracker
Whether we like it or not (and I for one do not), social media is a major player in today’s politics. It is where many learn, and then discuss (or rather, argue about), the news, and so can serve as a significant shaper of opinions. For this reason, Kathy’s article this week on ‘Twitter and the lurch to the Left’ bears a great level of significance.
Kathy examines a recent study which found that liberals are far more likely to both use and post on Twitter – and are more ideological when doing so – than conservatives. US Democrats dominate large swathes of the platform, it reported, whilst Republicans hold a quiet, barley-influential corner. Kathy is quite right to conclude that conservatives ‘can’t afford to look down their noses at Twitter. It is a political force field.’
Kathy’s pick outside the top ten is George Paterson’s timely warning of the financial, economic and political catastrophe ahead if ‘head in the sand’ politicians don’t jettison their irrational, counter-productive and oppressive lockdown policies fast. You can read his article ‘Next, the spectre of runaway inflation’ here.
Margaret’s pick outside the top ten is Henry Getley’s ‘Did Lady Chatterley liberate us, or lead us into temptation?’ about the obscenity trial 60 years ago, when prosecuting counsel Mervyn Griffith-Jones QC posed the immortal question to the jury: ‘Is it a book you would wish your wife or your servants to read?’ Getley’s article recalls 1960 when ‘much of Britain was still a rather staid, drab place, not fully over the austerity of the war years, still stuck in many of its old familiar ways . . . entertainment was the pub, the coffee bar, the dance hall and the cinema’. It’s a mini-portrait of a lost time.