This is my favourite moment over the last year or so of Question Time, it's unlikely to be as good tonight, maybe it will be. I'm glad there are a number of tweeters who keep pushing some of my lines into the widely attended debate that occurs during the programme. If you're one of them, keep up the good work!
I reviewed the above moment here at the time: http://margerrisons.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/bbcqt-hitchens-matches-his-brother-and.html
I love that someone has posted it up, aside from the emigrate bit I agree with almost every word he says
Three quick points:
- It's often hard for some people to understand that this does not mean I agree with everything he's ever said or done ever.
- It's also tricky for some people to get beyond the social pressure to HATE the Daily Mail, a paper which Hitchens is a columnist in.
- It's a barrier for others to get beyond the posh accent, social class is becoming more and more important to people these days but I personally see it only as a tool of oppression and have decided to ignore it.
What I love is the words he's using, he calls out the observable fact that we are run by a political class.
What's great is that the internet is exposing this reality more and more nowadays, it's a cushy arrangement that simply won't be able to carry on in the long run.
Democracy is rising!