As though to a sensible man it could be otherwise; and to many nonsensical men - and not a few women - in the audience that socialism could even be questioned. But question and interrupt the speakers they did, of course.
This was a debate and you are free (as we are not socialists here) to make up your own mind.
The Tavern customers like to wrestle with topics of the mind and of social relevance. Often they consider matters that go against the grain of the slippery slope that our society is sliding down.
Daniel Hannan earned his free pints and a square meal first. He is a politician with a sound mind and the memory of an elephant. He can quote off the top of his head almost all the great people of humanity from soon after man began writing anything down to the present day.
Typical of this wise and perfect English speaker, he waves the Red Flag at the lefty Bullies right from the start. How many public speakers would have the sheer gumption to open with Godwin's Law.?
Socialism Does NOT Work | Daniel Hannan | Oxford Union
He was followed by Anthony Daniels, better known as Theodore Dalrymple. Dr Daniels, a psychiatrist, has delved into the deep and dark recesses of the minds of not only the every-day mentally ill and socially decrepit but of the politically ill and evil too. This was one of his rare public appearances and well worth it.
Socialism Does NOT Work | Theodore Dalrymple | Oxford Union
As you can see and hear, both speakers had spirited opposition to the sense they spoke coming from the audience. Indeed Hannan's talk was interrupted by intellectual midget thugs of both sexes and there was even an attempt by one lady to make her own speech in his place. He dealt with them politely, of course.
They had their opportunity in the debate and most of the Tavern customers heard them out. You can too by following the entire debate with each speaker by continuing the links shown after each video.
The ensuing discussions continued in the P&B and the UK room where you too can join in.
I will charge your glasses.