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Monday 5 October 2009

Verity Murphy | 18:56 UK time, Monday, 5 October 2009

Here's what is coming up on tonight's programme:

"The convention is that I ask the questions, but never mind." - Jeremy Paxman to London Mayor Boris Johnson in a lively interview on Europe, and his relationship with David Cameron, which has just taken place at the Conservative party conference in Manchester, and which will be in tonight's programme.

Also tonight, Political editor Michael Crick has been on the trail of Ken Clarke, trying to get to the bottom of how divided the party really is over Europe.

And David Grossman is looking at the Conservative party's welfare proposals, asking just how different they are to Labour's, and how radical you can be when critics say your policies are a blueprint of those of the government you are hoping to replace.

Jeremy will also be speaking to shadow work and pensions secretary and women's minister Theresa May.

And US pollster Cornell Belcher will be applying the polling techniques he developed when working for the Democratic Party and Barack Obama ahead of last year's presidential election to assess how people view David Cameron and his party.

Join Jeremy at 10.30pm on BBC Two for all that and more.


  • Comment number 1.

    "Also tonight, Political editor Michael Crick has been on the trail of Ken Clarke, trying to get to the bottom of how divided the party really is over Europe."

    A divided bunch of anarchists captures more votes?

    Lisbon is manna from heaven for the Conservatives - it's now a human right to run a business and not be interfered with...

  • Comment number 2.

    David Cameron claims to represent change, but it would appear all that is on offer is blue tinged exact mirror image of Blair's anarcho capitalist Trotskyite agenda. As for the proposed cuts in incapacity benefit, many current claimants face being thrust even deeper into poverty than they are already. It would appear that the Tories aim to treat our genuine wealth producing hard working manual operatives like virtual slaves, hand them the virtual withering death sentence of JSA if they fail to reach an increasing retirement age in good health.

    Its now bad enough at present under Labour, a relative of mine in his fifties has a gammy leg due to the hard manual labour he has done throughout his life. However, because it mends up after a few days rest he can't claim IB as he could have done a few years ago. It is impossible for him to hold down a full time job, and he does not have the chance for time off in the hope that his leg will get better more permanently. The Tories proposed cuts to IB represent a stealth increase in National Insurance contributions for all heavy manual workers. Perhaps OK for those in soft often parasitic ten bob fat cat office jobs etc, but perhaps the net result could be that the brighter teenagers shy away from potential life long careers in hard manual work. Never mind, parasitic employment agencies can get cheap east European migrants to do it while our fit young people languish on the dole. Perhaps hardly surprising to find that the idea of stealing hard won rights from the most vulnerable in our society came from a potentially " socially useless " celebrity stock market parasite. Namely party hopping in a " hissy fit " like a naughty spoilt child who didn't get all his own way David Freud.

    Its all part of a celebrity stock market parasite inspired " Corporate Nazi " ideology where large corporations and fascist leaning NGO's lobby government to make everything as inefficient ( difficult ) and expensive as possible, especially for people living in rural areas. ( no cushy desk jobs available in rural areas ) A key part of the " Corporate Nazi " plan is the systematic dismantling of our welfare state whilst at the same time providing and expanding a virtual welfare state for the Banks and their stock market parasites.

  • Comment number 3.

    barrie - here's another one. He's not one of the tribe from NYC, but he's surely a righteous gentile, and ended up in Chicago. If you look through what he encouraged, you can see how he helped encourage narcissism. In fact, he wasn't far from another of the the theorists in this area. Radical Behaviourists wear garlic when these folks are around.

  • Comment number 4.

    can we have seminar on tax avoidance?

    dealing with the tories should be like shooting fish in a barrel?

    the tories offer an 8 grand bet you will need social care? why not spend the 8 grand and then get it means tested for free anyway? rich people will have their own arrangements so wouldn't use it either. the 8 grand service is probably very basic with lots of extra costs. you want milk in that tea dear? that 50p extra.

    look at what the tories did to military housing privatisation [that went to a millionaire tory supporter] and rail privatisation.

    they are just resurrecting the old zombies of market fundamentalism and cameron as the new Dr Frankenstein is giving them some verbal electricity to see if the 'children of maggi-ism' will 'walk again'.

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  • Comment number 7.

    from mimpromptu
    While I was out, up and about
    I did run out of enough time
    To have out there some ice cream
    But will have later coconumt dream
    After I've had some veg, meat and soup
    I wonder whether another scoup
    Newsnight is likely to, for us, to produce
    With which the country to further seduce.
    The time has come for a big change
    And to an election quickly arrange.

  • Comment number 8.

    It's going to be eseential viewing tonight :o)
    Jeremy v Boris!!!

  • Comment number 9.

    #7 from mimpromptu
    one 'to' too many in line 9

  • Comment number 10.

    Yes, there are different views in the Tory Party on the EU. But is that really news? Furthermore, it's not as if the population as a whole speaks with one voice on the issue!

    Whilst the "Irish referendum reopens Tory splits" non-story is worth a degree of coverage, do the circumstances in which the country finds itself not warrant discussion of a number of the other issues facing us? They, and the Conservative Party's possible solutions to them, may be considered by many to be slightly more important just now.

  • Comment number 11.

    First, please tell us license fee payers how much you are paying the american 'pollster' to tell us what small groups of the public think.
    Second, please tell us what other organisations respond to what people already think, rather than telling them what they believe in and asking them to sign up to that vision.
    The Conservatives [and new labour for that matter] are obsessed with conforming with what the - largely uninformed - public think, rather than setting out what they should be interested in and persuading them it is a good idea.

  • Comment number 12.

    So ... this is the second attempt to make the same point - clicking on 'All posts are moderated. What does this mean?' returned a screen showing '{}' ...
    First - please tell us how much the BBC is paying the american pollster to reveal to us what small groups of UK voters think.
    Second - please explain why any would-be political leader should reflect what 'focus groups' think, rather than setting out what they believe to be right and persuading the electorate that it is a good idea.
    Kim Warren - [Personal details removed by Moderator]

  • Comment number 13.

    Absolutely hysterical Jeremy v Boris interview tonight :o) I can see it being a classic interview. From flowerpots being wiped away by the sponge of amnesia (student days) to Boris telling Jeremy to get a proper job (!) to Boris not having a clue on how to get the British electorate to have their say on the Lisbon Treaty.....because he wasn't an EU lawyer. However, the funniest was Boris being ordered to just look in the camera by Jeremy and tell the viewers at home why they should vote Conservative. PRICELESS.

    Also enjoyed David & Jeremy's discussion of key manifesto issues, and George Osbourne running away from Michael because he too was clueless on what to say....oh but he would be rehearsed properly by Wednesday. Ha ha ha ha.....(I can't believe that chap in Cornell's audience - where do they pick them from? - who thought George Osbourne was Nick Clegg. Honestly :p )

  • Comment number 14.

    Ineffably tiresome encounter twixt Paxo and Boris. To fall back on cliché - repeating the Eton, Oxford, Bullingdon Club stuff again and again - is weak.

    Dreary interview with Theresa May too who seemed genuinely and understandably perplexed at the mutton-headedness of her interrogator.

  • Comment number 15.

    from mimpromptu
    It is such a shame that your flickr account has been stopped. We wouldn't have to communicate via the NN blog which I think some bloggers here find sometimes upsetting.
    However, I wonder whether you've watched Newsnight tonight? As I imagine you probably have, you know, those 2 people right at the end who were interviewed by Jeremy, well, they used some familiar coded language reminiscent of a few posts I've ready today as well as things past. So, I've come up with a ditty about them. Here it is:

    How can a creep who first ill thinks
    Of D. Cameron to then send links
    Linking himself and a lady friend
    To a position they cannot defend?

    It beats all reason, it beats all sense,
    Why don’t they go and sit on a fence
    And dream of schemes which don’t have place
    Among those who real challenges face?
    Have a good night, Streetphotobeing

  • Comment number 16.

    PR MEN

    Mistress76uk (#13) You appear to watch NN for entertainment. It isn't supposed to be light entertainment - it's supposed to be serious. Whilst we all knew Johnson liked to act the clown - we'd rather hoped Paxman didn't.

    Catch phrase for Cameron:- 'I can do non-governance better than anyone from New Labour or the Lib-Dems - I'm a hands-off kinda guy'

    Said in that faux-serious tone he always uses with absolutely no credibility whatsoever.

  • Comment number 17.

    This comment was removed because the moderators found it broke the house rules. Explain.

  • Comment number 18.

    from mimpromptu
    On the completion of the globally created Poetry Society poem to be unveiled tomorrow at 11 am at the British Library, weather permitting. Should it be raining heavily we may have to move to a different location.

    Streetphotobeing, I hope you slept well.
    I managed to get my sufficient 4 hours
    So until the evening my day should be swell.
    Hope that your day will be full of colours
    Like mine that’s promising rainbowy to be
    What with the poem – my day’s colourful key.

  • Comment number 19.

    from mimpromptu
    I wonder whether the other bloggers are aware of how much 'free hand' jj has been getting from the bbc dg!? Conclusion? - please make up your own minds about it.

  • Comment number 20.

    from mimpromptu - continuation of #19
    I wonder whether jj & dg are in love? If not, whether there is a lot of emotional bondage between them? I have previously tackled jj's connection to pete and gordon so shall not repeat myself here.

  • Comment number 21.

    from mimpromptu - continuation of #19 & #20

    But let’s be positive as much as we can
    As there are so many issues yet to be won
    By the real and true, the talented and wise,
    With real humanity in the sight for the prize.

  • Comment number 22.

    from mimpromptu
    When I was a member of the Tory Party I met people from all walks of life and many of them have become friends even if my contact with them is rare. At the time I felt almost completely abandoned by the previous friends 'standing up' for leftist 'purity'.
    Although I'm sure there are so called 'toffs' among the Conservatives who don't care all that much for the underprivileged, the overall picture is different in my opinion and as far as David Cameron is concerned I think he really does care. Coming from a privileged background /it turns out in fact that he is a direct descendant of William IV) he may find find it difficult to project his caring image but it's more of a 'cosmetic' problem rather than anything else. I may be wrong of course but then I'm prepared to take the risk of backing him but please remember I'm not a subscribed Conservative Party member any more.
    I don't look at people from the point of view of their background anyway but prefer to see them from the basic humanity perspective, however difficult it may seem to define it.

  • Comment number 23.


    Shiney Boy Dave, and his Ferret-Tank, have hit upon a wizard wheeze. Dave is clearly to be the NO SMILE LEADER. Hurrah! As poor wee Jimmie Brown went through that painful learning process, to deliver cyber-smiles, in an attempt to make him more human, 'I'm not him' Dave, renounced ALL smiling in favour of CYBER-EARNESTNESS, because the situation is far too serious.

    Just how juvenile can the thinking of these Westminster clowns go? Can't Newsnight import an Innuit Shaman to comment on he lack of the right kind of smoke in that slopping Chamber?

    I keep asking the Beeb (Newsnight will do) to have a regular dissection of the antics - and semantics - of politics (polantics?) by neutral psychological and philosophical thinkers. How I long for the return of Spitting Image.

    Think Polantics! SPOIL PARTY GAMES

  • Comment number 24.


    Oh Mim. The world of Homo Sapiens (of which Britain is a part) is not filled with nice people - not even potentially nice people - it is at least half full of competitive animals, poorly disguised as HS and, what is worse, said animals are driven mad by the irritation of the disguise. I prompted Gango to take an 'irony course' - you, dear Mim, need a 'bloke course'.

    Take a hard look at the sort of weasels who cluster round political leaders - a HARD look. Not the sort you would take home to mother or leave mining your children. Why do ostensibly nice individuals take to their sides and bosoms these dark-natured (think Blair) Gollums?

    Slugs and Snails and Puppy Dogs Tails, Mim. 'Twas ever thus.

  • Comment number 25.

    efrom mimpromptu
    Such a shame the electors didn't go with you when you stood for Parliament. You would have shown them, I'm sure, how to be a real player for real, psychologically and philosophically speaking. Ah, well, never mind, life moves on.

  • Comment number 26.


    Sorry to be so persistent Mim - but how are you using 'on' at post 25?
    I took issue recently with the idea the evolution has a ('forward') direction, as was inferred in a post here.

    I know I would be better off not minding, but I DO MIND! What good if life 'moves on' if it just goes somewhere equally ordurous?

  • Comment number 27.

    It is strange NN is suddenly so interested in the Lisbon Treaty , seen they have held many a "What went wrong with NuLabours popularity ?" discussions and focus groups over the past year and yet I do not recall it mentioned once that it might have been NuLabour reneging on it 2005 manifesto commitment to hold a referendum on the Lisbon (Constitution) Treaty.

    Getting to the point thou' ,unless I am very much mistaken the Lisbon Treaty has still not been ratified in all 27 nation states (that's right I said "Nation States") of the EU yet, so why should the Tory policy to hold a referendum change until that reality changes ?

    As for NuLabour announcing a public sector pay freeze , well was it news management or were the markets getting a bit wobbly with NuLabour debt mountain and some show of dealing with it was needed ?

    On a topic of the Independents headline today of the Dollar being dropped for oil purchases by some countries ,did not Peter Schiff predict this two years or more years ago ?

  • Comment number 28.

    Well, you had a chance to be elected but it didn't happen. As far as my personal life is concerned I'm sorry but it's none of your business. Methinks not we're going to be evolving together. That's what I mean.
    By no means would I even attempt to stop you moving on or round your own orbit but my orbit does not correlate to yours nor anyone else's that you're clearly trying to help. Sorry. I was hoping that you personally had moved on from their orbit but then that's life. We can't have everything, can we?

  • Comment number 29.

    the tough choice not being made is taxing the financial industry profits at 70pc until they no longer need public subsidy to keep their 'industry' alive? they are the reason there has to be cuts and tough choices? let them row on the oars for a bit.

    i think boris is right. the people know exactly what they will get if they elect a conservative govt. anyone watch tim nice but dim political sketch when he was working for a political party and some one asks him about the candidate? 'he's a first rate chap. bit of a politician but you can't have everything'.

    cutting benefits.

    we pay 4 billion a year to millionaire landowners for merely owning land. land upon which there is almost uniquely in the world no land tax. no talk of cutting that. tories think it much better to focus on child benefit. it's all a bit oily for millionaires to talk about cuts for those much poorer than themselves? the oligarchy at work.

    no tax evasion seminar from NN? maybe tomorrow?

  • Comment number 30.

    "The convention is that I ask the questions, but never mind."

    Just wondering... where did that convention come from, and why?

    Especially as our current 'interviewers' are now adding an impressive, complementary, 'narrative-enhancing' range of mannerisms to their verbal interrogations.

    Hence, when being taken to task for being from a privileged background or for having a fair bit of wadge stashed away, if your host is adding snorts of derision or cranked eyebrows, it may not be so unreasonable to enquire in turn where they went to school or what they have in the bank... if such issues truly trouble them regarding a person's ability to relate to the public or do their jobs.

    Especially if, in the case of the latter, these huge salaries, perks and pensions are funded, uniquely, by the public purse. And, more so, if they have seemed or seem curiously uncurious of others who have graced their chairs. For some reason.

    It seems to be not belonging to a club that matters to some... but which one.

  • Comment number 31.

    JJ #1

    "Lisbon is manna from heaven for the Conservatives - it's now a human right to run a business and not be interfered with..."

    That'd be a fine thing! Enough to make me vote Conservative (not quite thou'). I've been running my own business for about the last 25 years and the temptation to vote for a little less interference from the confused bureaucracy that calls itself 'government' would be quite hard to resist. During that time I have never claimed any sort of benefit, have paid for my own and my family's healthcare and contributed my small bit to the wealth of the nation. A little less interference would have given me a few more hours to spend with my family rather than at my desk.

    Now it seems that I am to be invited to put £8K on the roulette table on the off chance that I might need nursing care in my dotage (perish the thought). During all the time I have been paying my own way I have been encouraged by HMG to continue paying my whack in terms of National Insurance. As I have never claimed anything back from that it should be quite a good total by now so haven't I already paid for any care I might need in future? Thought not.

    Ay-oop, nearly 13:00hrs. Tin hats on everybody, time for Go1's bomb run.

  • Comment number 32.

    "The convention is that I ask the questions, but never mind." - Jeremy Paxman to London Mayor Boris Johnson in a lively interview on Europe, and his relationship with David Cameron, which has just taken place at the Conservative party conference in Manchester, and which will be in tonight's programme."
    To me, it seemed more that Boris' comments about Paxman's inflated salary, got Jeremy squirming uncomfortably in his seat. In panic (and presumably to get himself off-camera)he offered Boris the opportunity to speak directly to the nation. What a break with convention that was!

  • Comment number 33.

    JunkkMale #30

    "It seems to be not belonging to a club that matters to some... but which one."

    Well, it ain't the Garrick is it Jezza? :-)

  • Comment number 34.


    Remember when Sir Humphrey put Hacker right, about smoking? How it kills off people who would otherwise draw a pension (into which they had paid). So what is on the horizon? Self-recycling - aka assisted bump-off; no questions asked. Set that against the £8Ks rolling into the coffins (sic) of governance, and the sums come out rather well.

    One thing we can be sure of: now government has gambled at the Globopoly board, and lost, if they could find a way (Brave New World?) to kill off everyone before they become infirm, THEY WOULD ENACT IT. But these snivelling ciphers don't have the nerve. So: suddenly we have the next best thing! It is to relax the application of law that prevents assisted departure from this intolerably crap culture. Personally, I have been waiting for this day. Just a pity they couldn't do it out of fearless humanity; but party opportunism would have, surely, sullied the altruism.

    Another reason to SPOIL PARTY GAMES.

  • Comment number 35.

    Whats Going On?

    The Idiot said last week he was going 2 Fight for Dear Old Blighty.

    now I hear he is goint go round the the country Telling PorKEYS

    I dont Call that Fighting for Britain.

    I Call IT going round the CounTRY Telling PORKies.

  • Comment number 36.

    This comment was removed because the moderators found it broke the house rules. Explain.

  • Comment number 37.

    Saving Money = Close All Prisons (men? Only)

    I have Georgia On My Mind


    Doss Bag and Tent + fishing rod and set them Free and Forget Them.

    We would Save Billions. easy init

  • Comment number 38.

    barriesingleton #34

    "Personally, I have been waiting for this day."

    Barrie don't you dare! While I support the notion that we all have the right to hit the off switch when it all gets too much, now is not yet your time. You still make a valuable contribution to humanity and still give me many a good chuckle.

  • Comment number 39.

    mimpromptu (various) Thought for the day: What if I am right and you are wrong? What if you have something to learn? Would that be such a bad thing?

  • Comment number 40.


    Oh you flatterer NewFazer! If I wasn't so narcissistic, I might have to deny it. I reckon it will only take a small shift of opinion (an assisted death on Corrie or The Archers?) and the mortuaries will be overwhelmed. Perhaps the law on back-garden bonfires will be relaxed next? Oh - I am really into my subject here, call the Blogdog. Hey - can you die from dog-bite? (:o)

  • Comment number 41.

    #1 jaded_Jean

    A divided bunch of anarchists captures more votes?"

    The "anarchists" in your own terms are broadly those that are not National Socialists or Stalinists.

    Given the BNP are Nationalists and are "not a nazi party" they too must be anarchists.

    If therefore all of the political parties are therefore anarchists its hardly worth mentioning is it?

    If the Tories are divided how must the BNP membership feel - who often are National Socialists who revere Hitler - led by "anarchists".

  • Comment number 42.

    #38 Newfazer

    "You still make a valuable contribution to humanity and still give me many a good chuckle."

    Meanwhile as a Holocaust "agnostic" and somebody who does not want democracy or multiculturalism you don't make many people laugh.

    On the other hand the BNP London Assembly Member pulled up by his local council for bringing it into disrepute does make people laugh.

    He had claimed three local murders that never happened.

    He blamed a combination of dyslexia and church bells! Surely worth apiece from Michael Crick but its all too late now I suppose.

  • Comment number 43.

    #24 barriesingleton

    "Take a hard look at the sort of weasels who cluster round political leaders - a HARD look. Not the sort you would take home to mother or leave mining your children."

    There are those - such as your pal Jaded_Jean who revere Hitler and would pass over democracy for National Socialism.

    Anybody who has ever read about the exploits of Hitler, Heidrich, Himmler and so on who would systematically kill men women and children .

    Evidence is abundant from the Nuremburg trials onwards through the many war crimes trials and historical accounts.

    There was a Holocaust.

    As for the children I have commented before that there does seem to be a connection between Nazis and child abusers in recent years. The Twickenham Green murderer (chief suspect in Millie Dowlers case), the Baby P batterer and child rapist and his brother, the paedophile and would be nail bomber from a year or more back. Thats only a few cases but they are high profile and it may be more than people who commit evil acts seeking a High Priest of evil.

    Ed Balls probably has plenty of good reason to look into BNP members who may be involved in teaching in my world.

  • Comment number 44.

    On the Tories what is the status of Hamman (perhaps I have his name wrong) the Tory Euro MEP who doubles as the Fox News NHS-basher?

    Has he recanted and how does Cameron perceive his views?

    I expected him to be slapped down by Cameron but that does not appear to have happened and therefore is there more of a faction there that may rock the boat once elected?

  • Comment number 45.

    33. At 1:02pm on 06 Oct 2009, NewFazer


    Seems like it's not just about the Benjamin's, mind.

    Blimey... a million? Imagine if they started forking out six times that just for asking folk stuff, only in an 'impertinent' manner? I'd better people would be up... oh.

    At least it's different to £92kpa for being pretty and reading a teleprompter... oh.


    Ever get the feeling the public are expected to shut up and just pay for the various contestants to see who can actually reach the window of the toilet block?

  • Comment number 46.

    In Italy they have a "National Guard" who have cute little uniforms and make Nazi salutes. They patrol to guard against immigrants. They seem to be bypassing Italian Law. I am sure Berlusconi is more concerned with his immunity case.

    Is the UK legislation up to date to deal with any similar manoeuvre by any far right grouping trying to create the impression of popularity and force?

  • Comment number 47.

    The washerwomen are loose again. Could JP or anybody else who produces that Bullingon piccie be fired please? Cameron is just one of many 40-somethings hoping to get he top of their career tree, colonels hoping to be generals, readers hoping to be professors, teachers hoping for headships and so on for ever. Most of them probably including JP got up to things as students which they regret now but which have the square root of damn all to do with what they can do now. As for privilege, JP is Malvern and Cambridge which takes a bit of beating. So could he and all the other microphone-beraing smart-arses please shut up about Cameron's background before some of us remember how their families made their money? I'm not a Cameron fan or member of the tory or any party by the way

  • Comment number 48.

    #28 mimpromptu

    I haven't read the whole thread in detail but in my world with the far right once they have invested their minds in the ideology the cult-like nature of these groupings means it must be very hard for them to change.

    But on the other hand the far right have always been characterised by feuds and double dealing - such as the leaked BNP membership list though that may have been a publicity stunt.

    But then again your posts are appreciated as it helps to point out the stunningly obvious as if you let people declare that night is day there are those psychologically inclined to follow a group like sheep.

    So when they try to skirt around Hitler being one of the most evil men in history and the Holocaust and the sheer ignorance of their racial views I like to take the time to point out the clear contradictions in their own claims.

    The Holocaust , some claim, was made up to "put people off statists" and they go to say that any violence was in fact done not by the Nazis (statists) but by Stalinist Russians (statists). Nuremburg and the vast catalogue of contemporary films and documents are just breezed over.

  • Comment number 49.

    thegangofone (#43) Are you on any form of psychiatric medication? This is a serious question, as your brakes (behavioural inhibition system) appears to be slighly off. You are not being critical of your verbal behaviour like most people. You are not checking it against reality enough. Your connections appear to be irrational, and are far too loose.

  • Comment number 50.

    Really enjoyed Jeremy v Boris me.

  • Comment number 51.

    Go1 #48

    "I like to take the time to point out the clear contradictions in their own claims."

    But you give no supporting evidence for your claims. So many times have you been asked to provide corroborative sources for what you say and never have you done so.

    Just as a f'rinstance would you please supply some solid evidence for the 'Himmler's human furniture' story you so often cite.

  • Comment number 52.


    Mim is going to need subttles there Junkk. Unless she has done the bloke course.


  • Comment number 53.

    thegangofone (#48) "Nuremburg and the vast catalogue of contemporary films and documents are just breezed over."

    No, the people who make this csse assert that both of the above are the means whereby the liberal-democratization programme has been established and reinforced over the years. Beginning with the Tehran Conference in late 1943, it's material which used as psychological/political/economic warfare. It certainly upset many Germans after the war (i.e being given forced guided tours of what their statist system had allegedly gotten up to), so, perhaps, just perhaps, the idea was, given that it worked on them (the original idea was to reduce Germany to a market garden economy via the Morgenthau Plan), why not extend the programme to all gentile Europeans in the interest of economic hegemony?

    You see, the truth or falsehood of 'the holocaust' isn't really what matters in the end.

  • Comment number 54.

    from mimpromptu

    Streetphotobeing, It's now 5 o'clock
    I don't know how to cook pork in a wok

    Have a lovely evening

  • Comment number 55.

    Jeremy has made it clear that he asks only supportive questions of global warming alarmists & never speaks to sceptics because the BBC heirarchy tell him to rather than because he believes it. So the open convention may be that he asks the questions but the real convention is that all these questions are politically controlled. Thus Boris is quite right to question the questioner.

  • Comment number 56.

    'Ve will ask ze questions!"

    At 5:53pm on 06 Oct 2009, neilninepercent wrote:
    Jeremy has made it clear that he asks only supportive questions

    Is that supported in writing anywhere?

    Anyway, I am sure that even if it does prove inconvenient, emerging truth-wise, there are ways and means to 'fairly reflect' it out if... 'unhelpful'.

    The edit suite is a powerful tool. Use it with care. Abuse it with caution.



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