The Thick of It


Friday, October 12, 2007

Question time, Chuka Umunna and Kelvin McKenzie

I was delighted to see my good friend Chuka Umunna giving a great account of himself on last night's BBC1 Question Time. I was also sickened by the vile vitriol coming from Kelvin McKenzie's mouth. He seems to hate the fact that Gordon Brown is Scottish. Perhaps he needs to be reminded that we live in a United Kingdom. What I thought was interesting was his praise of George Osbourne for asserting "traditional" Tory polices. So The Sun might well support the Tories for going back into their core ground. However, this didn't work in any of the last three elections.

What was notable last night was that Chuka was the only panelist who dared speak out against McKenzie's racist drivel. The panel included Caroline Spellman and Harriet Harman.

1 comment:

Toque said...

We don't live in a United Kingdom though, do we?

MacKenzie may be a twit but he was only saying what millions of English people are thinking.

If Gordon's priorities are health, education and housing then he should go and sit in the Scottish parliament and look after Scottish health, education and housing.