UK Impact

‘A pathetic Poundland terrorist in an estate car with a knife’: BBC’s Andrew Neil delivers lacerating response to ‘jumped-up jihadis’ saying Britain beat the Luftwaffe and will NOT be cowed

  • This Week host delivered impassioned monologue at beginning of programme
  • Dismissed chances that ‘jumped up jihadis’ would break will of British people
  • Pointed out that UK people stood up to the Luftwaffe and would not be ‘cowed’

The BBC‘s Andrew Neil has delivered a lacerating response to ‘jumped up jihadis’ trying to terrorise Britain.

In a searing on-camera message, the This Week presenter dismissed Khalid Masood as a ‘pathetic Poundland terrorist in an estate car with a knife’.

He said ISIS had ‘no idea who they are dealing with’, pointing out that the UK had stood alone against the might of the Nazi Lufwaffe without flinching.

The defiant statement came as Neil hailed the sacrifice of Pc Keith Palmer, who was brutally stabbed to death by Masood on Wednesday as he fought to stop the terrorist trying to get into parliament.

 Andrew Neil’s strong message to terrorists on BBC’s This Week


Andrew Neil delivered his impassioned response at the beginning of the programme last night

Neil was hailed on Twitter for his powerful condemnation of the terrorist attack on London

Neil was hailed on Twitter for his powerful condemnation of the terrorist attack on London

The attacker has already mowed down dozens of people as he drove a down the pavement on Westminster Bridge.

Masood was shot by one of Defence Secretary Michael Fallon’s close protection officers as he advanced through the gates at parliament – raising concerns about security at the heart of the capital.

In a monologue to camera at the start of his programme last night, Neil said: ‘Keith Palmer had been a copper for 15 years, he was a husband, a dad, brother, uncle, public servant.

‘Before joining the police, he had been in the army defending our nation.

‘Yesterday he was murdered defending our democracy, the very heart of our democracy from a barbarian at the gate.’

Neil said Pc Palmer’s heroism was a reminder that the ‘important people in this country are not the rich, the powerful, the famous but those who run to confront the enemies of our civilisation while the rest of us are running away’.

‘He was brutally stabbed to death by a jumped-up jihadi, not fit to breathe the same air as the man he killed,’ the presenter said.

Praising the resilience and values of the British people, Neil warned terrorists that they ‘cannot defeat us’.

This was the scene in the immediate aftermath of the attack, after the attacker entered the grounds of Parliament. He is pictured at the top of the picture - PC Palmer is lying in the middle of the image

Questions have been raised about how the knife-wielding terrorist was able to enter the Parliamentary estate


 Andrew Neil addresses Paris attackers on The Week in 2015

‘I know there are still some “Jihadi Johnnies” out there who think they will eventually triumph, because their love of death is greater than our love of life,’ he said.

‘Do you have any idea who you’re dealing with? This is the country that stood up alone to the might of the Luftwaffe – the air force of the greatest evil mankind has ever known.

‘If you think we will be cowed by some pathetic, Poundland terrorist in an estate car with a knife, you’re as delusional as you are malevolent.

‘Yes, you have the power to hurt us. Sometimes the hurt is more than we can bear – but you cannot defeat us.

‘Because for every brainwashed, brain dead Islamist you send to do us harm, we have thousands upon thousands of Keith Palmers.

‘You find them in every walk of life and every part of the land.

‘They come in all shapes, all sizes, all colours, and all faiths. They are the British people and against them you will never prevail.’

Neil previously delivered an equally excoriating monologue about the 2015 Paris attacks – telling ISIS that they would be ‘as dust’ in a thousand years while the ‘city of lights will still be shining’.


Leave a Reply

Be the First to Comment!

Help put the World to rights and leave a Comment

Notify of
Powered by: Wordpress
%d bloggers like this: