A couple of straws in the wind regarding Esther Rantzen:
Linda Jack tweeted at the weekend thus:
At Love Luton Hate Racism - Esther Rantzen spoke - vry short sed nothing at all, not even 2 condemn fascism!
And from last night's Jam and Jersualem comedy drama, spoken by David Mitchell as Dr James Vine (who is a budding Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate in the story):
If the only alternative to politicians is Esther Rantzen then God help us all.