Peter Hitchens frothing at the mouth again

by Sunny
5th October, 2009 at 4:05 am    

Here an extract from the latest outpouring of rubbish from Peter Hitchens:

The Passport you hold is not British, but European. You are a European citizen. British Embassies are European Embassies – as they already show by flying the EU’s meaningless and tasteless blue and yellow dishcloth. Shouldn’t somebody have pointed out that in the recent history of the Continent, yellow stars call up only one dismal image, the mass murder of Europe’s Jews.

What, you’re surprised a man so odious could use the Holocaust as a stick to beat the Lisbon treaty? I’m not. I’ll let the excellent Left Outside blogger say the rest:

The jaw dropping ignorance of the man is palpable. The coy manipulation of history is truly sickening. The holocaust still matters. It is as impossible to understate the horror as it is to visualise the scale of what occurred. And Peter “in fact, just shorten that to Cunt” Hitchens wants to use it to attack the fucking EU?

JCM has more under the appropriately titled ‘Why it’s hard to take eurosceptics seriously

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  1. damon — on 5th October, 2009 at 6:40 am  

    Peter Hitchens is a prat, but I think he adds something to programmes like Question Time. He is an Armchair Imperialist and plays the role well.

    I agree with Left Outside, but thought the last sentence (below) was a bit dubious:

    ”Peter Hitchens is one of your common and garden Armchair Imperialists, and I understand his hostility to the EU. Not only that but I can see his target market every time I stumble into an Agricultural Show.”

    It’s a kind of prejudice isn’t it? To make assumptions about people just by looking at them.

  2. Random Guy — on 5th October, 2009 at 10:50 am  

    Never has the word “tard” been so appropriate to describe Hitchens…

  3. Left Outside — on 5th October, 2009 at 11:46 am  

    Yeah, but I really really like that agricultural show.

    I am a bit of a country bumpkin myself and it doesn’t take long to realise that things are a bit different here compared to London or elsewhere.

    I’m not just looking at them, they’re my friends! Its not prejudice, just vague amusement.

  4. Paul Moloney — on 5th October, 2009 at 2:41 pm  

    Needless to say, the top-rated comment on that Daily Mail article, decrying “the dark future we are leaving for our children and grand-children”, saying “FOUR times we gave the Europeans back their freedoms. And they have HATED us for it”, is by an Anne Smith.

    Who is now “UK ex-Pat, Lot-et-Garonne, France”

    You couldn’t parody these bug-eyed morons.


  5. Aviad — on 8th October, 2009 at 4:18 pm  

    Then again, Peter Hitchens also thinks that Britain is Europe’s oldest continuously independent sovereign state, and has over a thousand years of history.

    I guess it escaped his notice that Great Britain only came into being in 1707 and that we miss out on the title of ‘Europe’s oldest continuously independent sovereign state’ by more than a millennium.

    What a cretin.

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