Broiges of the week: Giles Coren v Quentin Letts

October 23, 2008

The Daily Mail sketch writer, Quentin Letts has riled Giles Coren with his attitude to Peter Mandelson.

In a Radio 4 interview last week, Letts compared Mandelson to the pianist Liberace.

The implied homophobia in this comparison annoyed Coren who let rip in his column in The Times last Saturday: "Liberace? Poor old Quentin. Is that really who Mandelson puts him in mind of? Is that what Quentin's unconscious does with a homosexual Cabinet minister? Turns him into a big Italian woofter in a gold suit who died of Aids? I guess so."

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