Labour Friends of Iraq have a transcript of Christopher Hitchens et al in conversation with Andrew Marr on Radio 4 yesterday. Hitchens on Galloway:
What can one say about him that he hasn't said for himself that would cover him in the contempt that he deserves? Being praised by him was much worse I have to say [than being abused]. When he said I was 'a great man of letters' and... 'the best polemicist of our age', I thought, how disgusting! I mean, being praised by him is like being force fed chocolate creams or something. It's more nauseating than abuse.But read the whole thing, including the fatuous remarks of Germaine Greer. On a completely different subject - the brothers Hitchens (Christopher and Peter) in conversation with Ian Katz:
IK Are you two friends?
PH No. There was an old joke in East Germany that went, Are the Russians our friends or our brothers? And the answer is, they must be our brothers because you can choose your friends.
CH The great thing about family life is that it introduces you to people you'd otherwise never meet.