Fair play to Edwina for coming on the show, but she was full off nonsense. Firstly, whatever you think of Jeremy Corbyn, he is not stupid. But it was her failure to answer Richie's question on Ken Livingstone that stuck out for me. Livingstone stated what he beleived to be a fact, wether he was right or wrong I am not sure, but he certainly was not anti-semetic.
I'm really struggling with Edwina Currie's behaviour.
I don't mind being in disagreements with someone but I like to come away thinking I see there IS a "Quandary". But Currie seems to come from a bizarre era where she can disagree without making a proper case for what she proposes - which is what I've always feared is common with Tory Rhetoric. They seem to think that because they have the Right to say whatever they blah blah blah - they can just adopt that shitty "you'll agree with me of course because we're Men/Women of the world" and just talk BOLLOCKS.
She didn't give ONE satisfactory answer to Richie's questioning over the Zionism/Syria problem and just alluded vaguely to something or other that "we have to understand" or "if we'd walked in the shoes of the XXX"
Well on offence Currie.
YOU havent have you ?
Furthermore she made an ABHORRENT slur on poor families on the Stephen Nolan show last month in conversation about Corbyn's desire to reinstate free school meals - and she made a very high and nighty assertion of a person who had NOT walked in the shoes of young poor families in this country so I am REALLY struggling to take this woman seriously.
And I don't think WE should and I don't think Richie should.
Her behaviour is the behaviour of someone who has an agenda they are not sharing - and one they can't justify with argument or facts - and are covertly trying to curry (sic) compliance without doing any CONVINCING. I appreciate that she speaks her mind - but I despise what I perceive a s dissembling. It's awful nod nod wink wink punditry. I don't get it. Why are we putting up with this kind of weak arguing in 2018?
She needs to answer why she vaguely legitimises the atrocities in Syria as if such actions are ACCEPTABLE AT ALL
Who CARES if we should "walk in the shoes" of someone before we judge then when they are MURDERING people?
I'm sorry. I can't accept this. It's not right. She needs taking to task.