Another day, another mass shooting in America. This time, a mentally unstable 22-year- old, who had been receiving regular psychiatric treatment and was recently visited three times by police over incidents, legally bought three handguns and shot 11 random strangers in Santa Barbara, California — three of whom died.
Some of this vengeful womanhating virgin’s victims were from the local university.
Tonight, a young female student cousin of mine emailed to say she lives just one street away from where it happened.
It could have been her. It could have been anyone. But once again, America’s reaction will be to shrug its shoulders, and do absolutely nothing. It’s as baffling as it’s reprehensible. advised. ‘Being myself is what worries me most…’ he laughed.
The show was broadcast from inside the spanking new Terminal 2 at Heathrow, and the other guests were David Willetts, Science Minister, Labour’s shadow Scottish Secretary Margaret Curran, and Ukip’s newly elected MEP Louise Bours.
The first question was about Ukip’s stunning electoral success. I gave what I thought was a perfectly measured response, only for Ms Bours to angrily accuse me of being ‘patronising and sanctimonious’. I glanced over at her copious notes, and thought I saw those exact words pre-written down by my name, ready to be used whatever I’d said. But perhaps I was mistaken.
It didn’t take Joey long to make his mark.
‘Ukip is the best of a bad bunch,’ he declared. ‘If I’m somewhere and there are four really ugly girls, and I’m thinking she’s not the worst, that’s what you represent to us.’
Unfor tunately, he was staring straight at Ms Bours when he said this. The audience gasped, the rest of the panel froze, and she erupted. ‘ What an offensive thing to say! The ignorance that you spout illustrates that footballers’ brains are in their feet!’
Joey, suddenly realising what he’d done, put his head in his hands. I caught his eye and winked.
Even by his standards, a yellow card inside the first ten minutes was exceptional. Later in the show, Joey apologised when challenged about his comments by a woman in the audience.
‘Sorry, I’m new to this,’ he said. And when we’d finished taping, he came up to me and groaned loudly. ‘I