Andrew Neil

This (now deleted) tweet was sent by Andrew Neil presumably in response to the news that Carole Cadwalladr had just won the Stieg Larsson Prize 2018 for “her courageous and unremitting efforts to reveal operators trying to undermine democratic processes in Britain and the United States. All in the spirit of Stieg Larsson”:

Nothing compared with having to deal with mad cat woman from Simpson’s, Karol Kodswallop.

I’m sure the BBC is aware of Neil’s views.

Later:  Ah, yes.  Aware of his views enough to send this tweet:

Hello Carole. Andrew has deleted what he recognises was an inappropriate tweet.

and this (which Neil generously retweeted):

There has been some discussion on here regarding a tweet from Andrew Neil about Carole Cadwalladr. He has deleted the tweet and recognises it was inappropriate.

afneil‘s above an apology, of course.

This is a good question:

Not quite sure why the BBC is running interference on neil’s private twitter feed where he regularly publishes Spectator stuff – do they work for him now?

And so is this:

So Andrew Neil joins the Russian Embassy, Arron Banks, Guido Fawkes and Julian Assange in smearing – for her prize winning scoops this year. By doing so he openly aligns himself with the forces trying to repress one of the scandals of the century. But why?

For anyone who needs reminding, this is the Simpsons cat lady.  Not perhaps the first image an award winning investigative journalist brings to mind.  Unless you’re concerned about what she’s investigating, of course.