Anyone who has seen Peter Hitchens' recent BBC Question Time appearances may have wondered whether he was questioning his own right-wing beliefs. Now we appear to have an answer.

Anyone who has seen Peter Hitchens’ recent BBC Question Time appearances may have wondered whether he was questioning his own right-wing beliefs. Now we appear to have an answer.

I am not sure how to react to this:

“I am so sorry now that I fell for the great Thatcher-Reagan promise. I can’t deny that I did. I believed all that stuff about privatisation and free trade and the unrestrained market. I think I may even have been taken in by the prophecies of a great share-owning democracy.”

It comes from arch right-wing Daily Mail columnist (and one time Trotskyist) Peter Hitchens.

” I never thought I’d yearn for the National Coal Board or British Steel or, good heavens, British Leyland. But I do begin to feel I was fooled into thinking that what was coming next would be any better. At this rate it may soon be much, much worse.”

It’s taken Hitchens a long time to smell the coffee on the economic con trick played on the people of this country at cost to almost all of us. But it looks like he now has, at long last.

Now let’s see the Mail as a whole follow suit, shall we? Many of their readers may well have lost as much as anyone.

Source: Tax Research UK » The neoliberal con-trick’s been rumbled (at last) by Peter Hitchens

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