Did anyone see William ‘nithe to thee you, to thee you nithe’ Young on Question Time last night? Let’s just say that the world has woken up a better place now that he has put it to rights.
Yes, the intellectual pop star (sorry, but a 2:2 from Exeter does not Bertrand Russell make) was invited to sit on the panel with politicians like Geoff Hoon and activists such as Shami Chakrabarti from Liberty. They must have been delighted to at last have an intellectual giant to hone their debating skills on.
Now quite apart from having a speech impediment and a face that looks like he’s run into a frying pan in a cartoon, Will Young it seems has difficulty speaking in whole sentences. He can do a word. Maybe a couple of words. And if he takes a big run-up, three whole words in a row. Whole sentences? Well, we’re leaving that until he makes it to big school.
The fact that the British government may have been privy to torture in Guantanamo? ‘Dethpicable’. The issue of Britain grinding to a (very fun) halt because of the snow? ‘We’re living in a blamocrathy!’ And of Jonathon Porritt of the Green Party mooting that it might be a good idea to limit families to two children to help save the planet? ‘I didn’t hear about this.’ Wouldn’t you be reading the big papers every day if you were going on Question Time? Hmmm?
Must try harder. In every aspect of your life and career. C-