Printer Friendly

'Queen Mum was ghastly old bigot' BOOKS.

Byline: By VICTORIA WARD

THE British Queen Mother has been branded a "ghastly old bigot" by one of the BBC's most respected presenters.

Edward Stourton, who hosts Radio 4's Today programme, claimed she made "nasty"

comments to him during a private conversation in the early 1990s.

In a new book about political correctness, Mr Stourton revealed that when he told her he was back from a European summit she said: "It will never work, you know . . . It will never work with all those huns, wops and dagos."

He wrote: "The Nation's favourite grandmother was, I thought, a ghastly old bigot, a prey to precisely the kind of prejudice which had driven the conflicts the European project was designed to prevent. I thought what she had said was nasty and ugly."

The journalist, whose son Ivo was a schoolfriend of Prince William, insisted his comments were not meant to be harsh on the Queen Mum who died in 2002.

CAPTION(S):

CLAIMS Edward Stourton
COPYRIGHT 2008 MGN LTD
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2008 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Nov 10, 2008
Words:163
Previous Article:Star Heather, moves on out of Strictly; TELEVISION.
Next Article:Danielle's smacker for Katy pal Ducie.. GLAMOUR GIRL ENJOYS CHEEKY CLUB NIGHT OUT.
Topics:

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2021 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters