Monday, November 26, 2007

Atkins, Irving and Griffin at the Oxford Freak Circus

It says it all about the Oxford Union's ridiculous 'debate' that one of the participants should be Mad Ann Atkins of Thought for the Day notoriety.

I recall Atkin's indulgent comments towards Irving on TFTD after his richly deserved (OK, I shouldn't believe people should go to gaol for Holocaust denial, but Irving had it coming to him) imprisonment in Austria.

Atkins' comments on Radio 4 just now were typically barmy, bizarrely accusing demonstrators of hypocrisy and saying they were more offensive than Irving.

Absurd woman, nasty man, great shame that Evan Harris dignified this freak show with his presence.

1 comment:

Tristan said...

I think he was right to go. Free speech is a liberal issue, we should defend it, even if we loathe the people who are saying things.

As Evelyn Beatrice Hall wrote:
"I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it."