Poor old Britisher Dan Hannan is fast becoming the transatlantic Right’s version of Rev. Jeremiah Wright. Just a few days after his remarks against the NHS on Glenn Beck’s show made him a national hate figure in the UK, he is now in hot water for making positive noises about Enoch Powell to Reason TV.

“He was somebody who understood the importance of national democracy, who understood why you need to live in an independent country and what that meant, as well as being a free marketeer and a small government Conservative.”

Parmjit Dhanda, Labour MP for Gloucester, has already smelt rivers of Hannan’s blood, and called on the Tory leadership to force him out. How long until David Cameron throws his MEP under the bus?

PS – It also occurs to me that there is something a bit sad about Hannan’s unbridled enthusiasm for the Internet. It made him famous, true, but now it is being used by his opponents to make him sound like a nutter.