It says in the bible , 'That as a dog returns to its vomit so a fool returns to his folly'. Nigel Farage having come off second best to Hislop in HIGNFY last Friday has agreed to appear on Question Time with guess who? That's right Ian Hislop editor of Private Eye.
There will be a few good issues for Farage, Abu Qatada, the BBC Newsnight mess with the only real danger that someone might bring up expenses but if no one does I am sure Hislop will get it in. Hislop is far cleverer than Farage and has much better command of English.
Farage is a useful idiot for the BBC as he is a useful idiot, in the Lenin sense, for the EU. He is the harmless Euroseptic for both organisations and keeps those more dangerous to both organisations off the TV. Both Farage, the BBC and the EU benefit from this unholy hidden agenda. I believe one of the TV channels is researching an in depth look at Farage and his expenses. This will not be another Newsnight cock up but a serious piece of investigative journalism that the BBC have chosen not to do. I wonder why?
Thus tonight on the 6 pm news the Tory, Labour, LibDem and UKIP candidate were all interviewed on the forthcoming by- election in Corby. Strange indeed. In 2010 UKIP did not even contest the seat but the BNP did and came fourth with 4.7% of the vote almost saving their deposit but there was no interview of the BNP candidate. Now like Abu Qatada's judge I believe in fairness. I don't like the BNP or Abu Qatada but they should both be treated fairly according to the law for Qatada and BBC custom and practice for the BNP. There should have been an interview all the serious contenders not just the 4 they want to favour. They did show a picture of the BNP office as their lip service to balance!
Meanwhile things in Greece are approaching a hunanitarian catastrophe in which aid agencies must soon become involved.