BBC presenter Andrew Neil delivered the greatest opening to a political current affairs program in the history of British broadcasting the other day.
It was passionate. It was uncompromising. It smashed to pieces the notion that there is any moral equivalence between ourselves and the butchers of the Bataclan.
And of course, because of that, Andrew Neil has had to spend the morning on Twitter defending himself from the charge his commentary was an attack on Islam in general, and members of the Muslim community in particular.