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London, Sunday, October 5, 2003
Commander John Irving on his farm in Wiltshire,
[column] by Tim
IN the field of race relations,
there can be few men more reviled than David
Irving the apologist for Hitler who
three years ago lost a libel action against an
author who had branded him an "anti-Semite and
David's older brother John, above,
has however gone some way towards redeeming the
family's name. He had been appointed chairman of
Wiltshire Racial Equality Council. His tolerance
would appear, extraordinarily, to extend even to
his errant brother.
David "Nasty" Irving
WELL up to the usual
reporting standards of the post-Donald
MacLachlan Sunday Telegraph.
True, I lost
a libel action three years ago against
Deborah Lipstadt - but nowhere in her book
had she branded me either an "anti-Semite"
or a "racist."
consequently did not figure in the
Richard Rampton QC decided however
to play the "race card" as being the only
way of getting their worm of an author off
her hook, and he introduced the
allegations in her amended defence, put in
a few days before the trial began.
The judge, Rampton's old
friend and sparring partner Mr Justice
Gray, should have spotted this and
refused to hear any evidence on either
Nice Irving says: "My brother has his views and
I have mine. The idea that brothers should share
the same views is yet another form of stereotyping.
It's a great honour and privilege to have been
given the job that I have."
Nasty Irving adds: "I can't think of anyone
better for the job. John doesn't share my views,
but he gives me a lot of moral support. I look up
to him enormously, and he is certainly ten times
more intelligent than I am."
© Copyright of
Telegraph Group Limited 2003.
from David Irving's A
Sept 2003: on
Ludovic Kennedy and the Blacks on British TV
Feb 2003: "Geoffrey
Hoon waddles arrogantly out of the House, oddly
reminiscent of the brainless, grinning geese
that my brother keeps on his farm down in
July 2003: "A
London Sunday Telegraph columnist writes: 'I was
just reading that your brother, John, has been
appointed chairman of the Racial Equality
Council in Wiltshire.'"