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Andrew Neil interviewed Gina Miller on last night's This Week.
Worth a look.
And for those of us who don't have television?
You'll just have to try to keep up however you can.
Okay, so I should have looked here first but only exemplifies why I got
rid of my television, Gina Miller, Ann Widdicombe, what nauseating shrews!
Was it just me but I could hear Millers' teeth clicking while she spoke
or perhaps some distant click language still inherent in her genes.
Generally I live debate but this was just a nasty spoiled little girl
having a yap.
Neils', "Is this a rich womans' hobby" was mildly entertaining mind.
Thanks for that.
The title to the Youtube video is "Andrew Neil destroys Gina Miller". I
think that is the sort of language we've come to expect from fanatical
Kippers, who derive what little political vocabulary they have from the
terraces of football games.
Gina Miller is a businesswoman and an expert in finance and pensions.
She therefore knows rather more about economics than, say, Nigel Farage
who dabbled in commodities at the London Metal Exchange when he was a
young lad, before moving to his chosen vocation of telling the EU why we
no longer need it.
Andrew Neil is an expert on nothing at all - a hack journalist who
devises witty questions in advance of an interview and is quite hopeless
at adapting to the answers he gets. He simply repeats his aggressive
questions, pretending to be a barrister questioning a reluctant witness.
And like any pretend barrister, he never lets any witness finish
speaking before he interrupts - same when he was speaking to Chuka
Umunna. He tries to look clever by ensuring that nobody else manages to
put their views across.
I'm amused by your description of Miller as a "nasty spoiled little girl
having a yap" which conveniently combines sexism and ignorance. I don't
think you'd describe Farage as a spoiled little boy having a yap,
because you'd assume that as a man and the head of his household, he's
in charge of his wealth. But Gina Miller has courageously done more for
British democracy and for "taking back control" than Farage, Neil or
indeed Theresa May. And in that interview she was plainly the most
intelligent person in the room.
Ann Widdecombe is plainly delighted to be summoned to so many TV studios
to be asked her opinion on Brexit, a subject that she is uniquely
unqualified to speak about. "What is a soft Brexit?" she asks, as if she
hasn't done her revision. She's in favour of a Brexit vote which
eventually presents Parliament with one deal, take it or leave it, with
no option to tell Theresa May to go back and try again. She knows
nothing about economics or business. A devout Catholic, she lives on her
own with her beloved cats (she has also adopted some goats, far less
trouble than a husband), watching old recordings of Doctor Finlay's
Casebook and enjoying whatever limelight she can get.
As it happens Toodles, I'm no fan of Neil whatsoever either. I don't
put Miller in this category but when I had television, he did
occasionally get quite able interviewees but the brazen sod would never
let them finish a sentence though well on cue and pertinent to what he'd
asked only seconds earlier. I don't like the term bully applied to one
who is purporting towards investigative journalism but he applies the
heavy hand many times over when not needed.
Very courageous of Miller to take the Government all the way to the
Supreme Court AND win her cause, but her chasing publicity now, and I
have to admit, I'm not sure what, puts her in rich spoiled brat mode for
me. Last night, with Neil, she displayed herself as not really knowing
what her goal is, do you know? Had I not known who she was last night,
she certainly broke down very easily, into a woman with 'attitude', but
then, how many would endure a slob as Neil.
A damn fine looking woman by the way, but don't want you running the
idea, I'm ignorant.
Widdicombe on the other hand had no redeeming qualities, did she ever?