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:sunglasses: 31.6 % ❤ 5.3 % 😯 5.3 % :grinning: 57.9 %
By crabcakes_windermere
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The fact he does exactly what they accuse him of doing is priceless. I can't tell if he's just utterly self-unaware, or really so hideously arrogant that he believes his own bullshit.

(Mystifyingly, I've heard from a few places that he's supposed to be a very nice chap in person when not lecturing or debating, and bears virtually no resemblance to the character he seems to be in writing.)
By Catkins
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Well, I know something who worked reception desk at various a Labour party press events 96-97 and Hitchens was always a rude arse to her and other Labour staff (mainly females). And I recall reading ages ago that Kinnock once intervened in the 1992 election campaign to complain that one of his female staffers was being constantly subjected to real vile verbal abuse at events from Hitchens and Bruce Anderson team-tagging each other.
By Abernathy
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In a parliamentary by-election in 2004 in Birmingham, I was responsible for finding suitable premises and setting up 4 committee rooms , or campaign centres, in the constituency for the duration of the short campaign. Once I'd got all of them up and running, I was at one of the campaign centres when Hitchens turned up with a few minders from whatever paper he was on then and tried to get in. The comms guy for the by-election, a bloke called Adrian McMenamin, was adamant that on no account should we let Hitchens across the threshold. "This man is the Labour Party's enemy" said Adrian, and he was dead right.
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