Hobsbawm at….

Hobsbawm at….

I’m sitting in the Green Room and normally would never report what is going on inside but this is a little special: a small select party with a splendid chocolate cake for the 95th birthday (yes, there are enough candles) of that great radical historian and political thinker, Eric Hobsbawm. The Hay festival as always seemed a natural place for him: a place where ideas and irreverance flow as freely as the bubly. It’s a proud moment to be here.