Utterly repellent man, the sort of rubbish this man espouses is almost beyond parody, a man who combined the sneering unearned sense of importance of Max Hastings, with the massive detachment from modern life of Peter Hitchens, with the Essex white-van man 'hang the lot' prejudices of a Richard Littlejohn.
Some of the crap he's come out with (whilst writing for the Telegraph):
'And shooting foxes is not nearly so humane a means of killing them as is the instant death of being set on by a pack of hounds, so the idea that cruelty was going to be ended by banning hunting has turned out to be drivel, too' (18 Feb 2006)
Yes, he really said that, what a cock.
'It is premature to have an inquest, but I remain convinced of one thing: a McCain defeat will have little or nothing to do with Sarah Palin, whose appeal to a largely silent majority has been rendered invisible by the arrogant sexism and snobbery of the media here.' (01 Nov 2008)
Yep, definitely sexism and snobbery, nothing to do with the fact that the woman was clearly a moron, and wasn't even vaguely qualified to take on one of the most important jobs in the world with power over whether millions of people live or die, and has a substantial influence on the global economy, no, being critical of Sarah Palin just makes you a snob.
'Comedians who are not Leftists have more or less been driven out of business. Bernard Manning was martyred in this cause. Jim Davidson is in the process of following him, not because he isn't funny, but because he was a strong supporter of Mrs Thatcher. Long after she left office, the spiteful little creeps who form the "comedy" establishment of this country would get laughs from their bovine audiences simply by mentioning her name.' (29 Apr 2011)
The classic right-wing belief that everyone must think the same as you because you're part of the 'silent majority' who exist , completely unaware of the fact that in reality most people actually do think Manning and Davidson are cocks, and that making jokes about Thatcher isn't just something done out of petty spite, it's because many people have good reason to hate the old bitch and what she did to vast areas of this country. Also embraces the Littlejohnesque view that the only reason that the things you like (laughing at people who aren't white, have a different sexuality, etc.) aren't as successful any more must be as a result of a left-wing conspiracy to prevent such things, that damn political correctness. And the inverted commas around comedy, jeezas.
That ends this evening's Heffer-focused rant.