DOUGLAS MURRAY hit back at his critics saying he would continue to encourage people to speak up despite the fear of cancellation or sacking.
Political commentator and author Douglas Murray told talkRADIO’s Julia Hartley-Brewer he “doesn’t care” about the criticism he has received for his latest book. Ms Hartley-Brewer pointed out that the author has come under “huge attack” in the past for the things that he has said. She said: “You have come under huge attack repeatedly for saying things that I think most people would go, ‘that’s just a fact’.”
Mr Murray replied: “That’s right, the fortunate thing is I don’t care.
“That gives me an advantage but the thing is I don’t really have to.
“One of the things I feel is that a relatively small number of people in our society actually can say what everybody thinks about a whole range of issues.
“Relationships between the sexes for instance which are a minefield in public but in private most people have reasonable views towards it.
“We’re all here so it must of worked for a while.
“I think that those of us that can talk about this stuff in public and don’t have the risk of cancellation or sacking should encourage people to speak up and practise that.”
Last month Mr Murray ruthlessly mocked a Labour politician during an appearance on BBC’s Politics Live.
During the appearance Labour’s shadow Economic Secretary to the Treasury endured a humiliating grilling from the panellists.
Jonathan Reynolds, who is a close ally of Jeremy Corbyn in the shadow cabinet, said that his party’s new manifesto was “nothing to be scared of”.
He dismissed the IFS’ warnings as wrong, saying that the size of the state under Labour would be comparable to the majority of EU countries.
However, panellist and conservative commentator Douglas Murray burst out laughing at MP’s bizarre defence.
Mr Murray said: “It is very amusing to watch this because the Labour party is led by the most radical leader it has ever had.
“That is agreed by people who do and do not support him.
“They have to present themselves in a very reasonable light during the election, claiming they done all their sums.”
Mr Reynolds responded: “The transparency is there for all to see. If you compare it to the EU countries, public investment would be akin to many off them.”
Mr Murray fired back: “I know this is what you are saying now.”