Tim Blair


New Criterion



Thursday, January 22, 2004
UNCLE IS A HARDENED CHARACTER, from a lifetime living with Auntie and her ratbag mates.

Occasionally she can still churn the ancient gut with some particularly disgusting contribution.

Like this morning's little aside from Julie McCrossin, interviewing the English thespian Pete Postlethwaite, in which she equates Australia's detention centres with Hitler's extermination camps.

If the woman had half a brain Uncle would even be offended.