Sunday, 23 June 2013

The political world of Alan Titchmarsh

Readers of today’s Observer magazine have a treat in store: the profound philosophy of life of the TV gardener Alan Titchmarsh.

It’s in the regular feature titled This much I know, which in Titchmarsh’s case turns out to be not very much once he strays beyond gardening.

Amongst other things, he says “it’s an insult to suggest this is Austerity Britain”, thinks that older women on TV shouldn’t “whinge” about the lack of career opportunities, and sympathises with people who vote for UKIP because there is “a danger of homogenisation in Europe”.

In short, he’s the sort of bloke you meet down the pub who insists his views are “not political, just common sense”.

I’d stick to the hydrangeas, mate.

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