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ATW QOTD

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.”

    Every.single.f*****g.time

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

    https://twitter.com/veryangeryapu/status/1116151748610097153/photo/1

  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.