“The left always feel faintly embarrassed at attempting to promote their own political agenda”, says Steven Barnett,  professor of communications at Westminster University, without the faintest trace of embarrassment. Odd, I say, for I had thought that much of the success of leftism through the centuries down to the present day had been owed to the diabolical shamelessness of its promotion. I must have been reading the history and seeing the sights of another planet. Perhaps I ought to go back to university in order to learn how to communicate with this one, perhaps even without embarrassment.
 Quoted by Mehdi Hasan, “Bias and the Beeb”, The New Statesman, 27th August 2009.