Patrick Moore on: the Germans


As the Drip has already noted, the great Patrick Moore has died. His fixture in the British public's imagination was chiefly owed to his decades-long presenting career with The Sky at Night. But he also had many outspoken views on politics, of which his lack of affection for the Germans was a highlight. Here he is, quoted in the Daily Telegraph:

"We must take care,” he told the Radio Times. “There may be another war. The Germans will try again, given another chance. A Kraut is a Kraut is a Kraut. The Germans tried to conquer us. The French betrayed us. The Belgians did very little and the Italians made us our ice cream. The English are best. Stand up for England!"