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. At number one . . .
Sam Packer: The BBC licence fee still has to go
Kathy Gyngell: The witch hunt is on for Cummings. Well, he lit the torch
Will Jones: As the lockdown bites, non-Covid deaths rise
Joseph Berry: Malaria drug and zinc, the missing link
Caroline ffiske: Why do we pay Stonewall to strike fear into our children?
Julian Mann: Why Christians are a threat to the lockdown ideology
Timothy Bradshaw: TCW Brexit Watch: May’s fifth columnists nudging us back to Brino
Robert James: Mass immigration – the religion of the Left
Karen Harradine and Paul T Horgan: Stiff, clumsy, awkward – Starmer’s first 50 days
Janice Davis: Our leaders are immune to the truth
Kathy’s special pick of the week is a new writer to TCW, Manish Sharma, an IT worker from Bangalore, and his two original and insightful posts that we’ve published in the last week.
In the first he focused our attention on India, asking provocatively: ‘Who could have thought that a nation of over a billion could be put on house arrest?’
However much we might deplore the arbitrary lockdown in the UK and the absence of any political opposition to it, dissenters have at least been able to voice their opinion (so far, anyway) and relay facts across the MSM (to a point) and social media. In India there has been no other side to the argument: ‘It is as if imposing a countrywide lockdown was either not big a deal or its necessity was a self-evident truth that didn’t need any elaboration.’ This, Manish goes on to argue, raises key unasked questions about the global response to the pandemic. Find out what they are here.
In the second article published last Thursday Manish writes of the not-so-brave new post-Covid world in store for us. It is a must read for anyone who’s not yet thought through what the huge expansion of State power and control over us we’ve ceded to means world wide. Anyone sanguine about the ‘new normal’ might want to think again once they understand the real implications for democracy and liberty. You can read it here.
Margaret’s choice is ‘The Wimminisation of art is complete’, in which Jane Kelly points out the preponderance of women in Britain’s arts elite. She lists Maria Balshaw, director of the four Tate Galleries; Jude Kelly, artistic director of London’s Southbank Centre; Grace Chan, chief operating officer of English National Ballet; Lucy Davies, executive producer at London’s Royal Court Theatre; Karen Watson, chief operating officer of English National Opera, and Catherine Mallyon, executive director of the Royal Shakespeare Company. The best bit is when Jane quotes Michelle Terry, artistic director of the Globe theatre, who recently told BBC Radio 4: ‘Shakespeare is about congregation’ and ‘his words are not important, only the feeling and emotion the play gives you’. Sob.
And finally, regarding our fourth most popular post this week (well it was until it was retweeted by The President of the United States of America yesterday) what more can I say than this below?