Thought for the Day: The Far Right and Left in Politics

Heaven save us from the far Right in politics, as well as their counterparts on the Left.

Last week under David Dimbleby’s chairmanship on Question Time, I watched the political editor of the New Statesman, Mehdi Hasan, ranting about the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition, accusing the Lib Dems of a gross act of betrayal, while Melanie Phillips, leading columnist on the Daily Mail, was equally vociferous in her condemnation of the new government, arguing that the Tories have sold out.

With commentators like this around, no wonder the world we live in has become such an ugly place.

The other members of the panel, senior Conservative Lord Heseltine and Liberal Democrat Chris Huhne, were the spirit of reason by comparison.

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One response to “Thought for the Day: The Far Right and Left in Politics

  1. How right you are, Naim! I couldn’t agree more. Why can’t everyone just let the new government get on with the terrifyingly tough job they’ve got on their hands?