James Delingpole James Delingpole

The Great European Disaster on BBC4 reviewed: propaganda worthy of Leni Riefenstahl

Plus James Delingpole assesses two more whiny, right-on programmes from BBC4: the dreary Arts Question Time and devious Climate Change By Numbers

My favourite bit of The Great European Disaster (BBC4, Sunday) was the lingering shot that showed golden heads of corn stirring gently in the breeze. It was captioned ‘Europe’.

I cannot even begin to describe what a powerful effect this had on my subconscious. It was worthy of Leni Riefenstahl. Indeed, when I experimentally turned off the colour, it was Leni Riefenstahl.

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