The public should be exposed to the real Katie Hopkins
Last night I met Katie Hopkins. This chance encounter at a party –where I was also briefly and rather randomly introduced to the ex-jailbird Chris Huhne (as cringeworthy as one would expect) and ‘Darth Labour’ Lord Mandelson (as dark as one would imagine) – surprised me. Katie Hopkins, I found, is – shock horror – not a complete harridan but actually great company and rather a pleasant individual.
Hopkins and I chatted about all manner of things along with my actress and comedian friend Helen Lederer and afterwards we commented on how she is much more pleasant than we expected. Katie Hopkins is plainly focused on the money but behind that is a misunderstood lady. Yes, she comes out with some pretty ridiculous things a lot of the time, but don’t we all? Her remarks last night about how fat people ought to weigh in on Ryanair were typically predictable but what interested me was that behind her façade is somebody who is actually intelligent and capable of reason.
Hopkins could be a force for good rather than a troublesome mouthpiece. The real Katie Hopkins ought to come out of the closet: It would do her the world of good to accept such a challenge.
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