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By Pete Moore On April 11th, 2019

I recently gave an interview to the New Statesman, on the assumption that, as the magazine’s former wine critic I would be treated with respect, and that the journalist, George Eaton, was sincere in wanting to talk to me about my intellectual life.

Not for the first time I am forced to acknowledge what a mistake it is to address young leftists as though they were responsible human beings.

Sir Roger Scruton apologises for thinking. I didn’t know that I could admire the great man more than I already did. The New Statesman did a hatchet job on him in an interview. The government sacked him without investigation, but simply because a few left wing nutters believed The New Statesman and went mad online.

If nothing else, Sir Roger reminds us that a man never apologises to the mob.

4 Responses to “ATW QOTD”

  1. http://nwioqeqkdf.blogspot.com/2019/04/tommy-kafka-great-liberal-show-trial.html#disqus_thread

    Vigilante Jesus • 9 hours ago

    A spokesman for the Board of Deputies of British Jews: “As soon as we saw Roger Scruton’s unacceptable comments we contacted the Government to make our concerns heard. We are satisfied the right decision has been made to dismiss him.”


  2. Oh – decent people are reclaiming the rainbow……


  3. Yes Pete, shame on the New Statesman for this hatchet job. They should remember that what goes around usually comes around.

  4. I think in the long term The New Statesman may well come off worse. Their naked attempt to damage a very reputable man will be seen for what it is – a Left Wing rag of poor reputation.

    As for the Tories, well, I am not surprised really.