18 January 2009
John Mortimer, the charming leftie barrister/author, died a few days ago. I remember once (I think it was only the once) tuning into an edition of Wogan on which he was a guest. It was in the late 80s or perhaps early 90s - at least at a time when the early-90s recession was beginning to bite. At one point, he contrasted our then-current woes with the situation in the 1960s describing the 60s as a "Golden Age". At which point something happened which I have never seen before or since.

The audience howled at him.

I mean real rage. I mean real, right-wing rage aimed at a leftie.

Not exactly the sort of thing you'd ever get on Question Time.

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