12 July 2010
On Admiral Horthy and modern Britain
Hungary is certainly landlocked, but there was nothing strange about Horthy's rank. Austria-Hungary had a long coastline and a pretty large navy until the state fell apart in late 1918. You would expect well-paid BBC journalist to know things like that. Not because he has done his research, but because he is a well-read man who just has that basic information in his mind.
The fact that this one didn't says a lot not only about him, but about the state of Britain today.