Speaking to Breitbart London Editor in Chief Raheem Kassam on Breitbart News Daily, Bow Group Chairman Ben Harris-Quinney said Fox News's new anchor Steve Hilton and his show The Next Revolution, with its focus on "how corrupt the establishment is", was far from a friend of the people.
Explaining how Hilton has contributed to the collapse of Conservative grassroots in the United Kingdom before jumping ship to the U.S. to become a media pundit, Harris-Quinney said of Hilton and his long association with Britain's former prime minister:
Steve Hilton was really the original moderniser in the Conservative party… the original RINO. He worked with David Cameron going back 20, 25 years… came up with him through the ranks of the Conservative party. Their whole basis was to move the Conservative Party leftwards to the centre, to ape what [Labour Party Prime Minister] Tony Blair had done in British politics.
It is extraordinary to now see him almost placing himself with the Tea Party movement in the United States.
Listing the disastrous and unconservative policies pushed by Hilton in the UK, Kassam said: "Let us not forget this man is somebody who was behind implementing the 'big green' agenda in the United Kingdom, he was behind telling Conservative Members of Parliament that they could no longer espouse conservative views and that they had to hide behind these liberal left approaches to things. His big flagship policy was what they called the 'big society', which really meant big government, and using fluffy liberal-left words to implement it."
Both Bow Group Chairman Harris-Quinney and Breitbart host Kassam agreed they were glad Hilton had suddenly performed a u-turn and decided his decades of progressive politicking was a mistake as he looked to populism for a new career, but they also said it was time to hear him admit he had been wrong.
Harris-Quinney said: "Everyone can change their views in politics, everyone can change their opinions. But what I'd like to hear from Steve Hilton is an address as to how he was wrong and why we were right. How did he change his views and why?"
Kassam went further, demanding Hilton apologise to the public for the damage he had done. He said: "I'd like to have him look squarely down that Fox News camera and say: 'I'm sorry for ruining the United Kingdom, I'm sorry for ruining the Conservative Party… I'm sorry for continuing the legacy of Tony Blair… I see one of my fellow countrymen masquerading as something that for so many years he was against. He was ridiculing us, he was mocking us.'"