Having this week prompted an EU Commission spokesman to storm of Newsnight by repeatedly calling him an “idiot in Brussels”, charming Daily Mail columnist Peter Oborne has once more covered himself in glory by attempting to convince an audience of Scousers that Margaret Thatcher showed “compassion” as Prime Minister:
“I think she was a great woman but whatever she was doing it was compassion itself, Christian compassion.”
This was met with exactly the response one would expect. Fortunately for Oborne, however, Tim Farron was on hand to assist. The Liberal Democrat MP for rural Westmorland and Lonsdale moved the discussion on by citing the European Union’s valuable contributions to sheep tagging.
At least, we think it was “sheep tagging”.