youngian wrote:Listening to David Mellor and Ken Livingstone's LBC phone in, I heard one of Farage's deputies; MEP conspiracy nut Gerard Batten ring in to explain how UKIP are a moderate force attracting voters across the political spectrum. Neither experienced ex politician challenged him and it is worrying what an easy ride this silly little far right party is getting these days.
This is another irritation of present-day politics. Nobody seems to want to challenge the extremists on their way up, presumably for fear of seeming to bully them. It was the same when Tommy Waxy-Lemming was in his prime; every media appearance was like a party broadcast.