Tuesday 11 October 2022

Norman Tebbit on the BBC

'The word 'conservative' is used by the BBC as a portmanteau word of abuse for anyone whose views differ from the insufferable, smug, sanctimonious, naive, guilt-ridden, wet pink orthodoxy of that sunset home of the third-rate members of that third-rate decade, the nineteen-sixties.'

I couldn't agree more. I agreed then, even though I shared the BBC's disapproval of Margaret Thatcher. 

I met him and Sir Keith Joseph when I was an undergraduate and was impressed by both much more than any of their opponents, the Tory Wets, with whom I sided. Except that is the WRINGING wet Maurice Macmillan, son of Harold, for whom I worked in my first Long Vacation and whom I loved very much indeed. 

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