Alex Massie

Too Late It Should Be, Too Late

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I'm indebted to an old college buddy for alerting me to this description of David Irving's recent appearance on Irish TV's venerable The Late, Late Show. As the programme's website put it (emphasis added):

In 2006 David Irving was jailed for denying the holocaust ever happened. Despite being branded an anti-semitic, active holocaust denier in a court of law Irving continues to offer his own unique perspective on history, particularly the history of the Second World War.

Well, yes, particularly the Second World War indeed.

I can understand why undergraduate debating societies would - mistakenly in my view - chase public attention by inviting Irving to appear, but why should RTE?

Written byAlex Massie

Alex Massie is Scotland Editor of The Spectator. He also writes a column for The Times and is a regular contributor to the Scottish Daily Mail, The Scotsman and other publications.

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