Taking aside the DM's take on it.
"I'm no European," Moore, 89, said. "Why? Go to Europe and look around. The Germans tried to conquer us. The French betrayed us. The Belgians did very little and the Italians made us our ice cream."
Moore lied about his age in order to join the Royal Air Force and fight in World War Two, joining up at 16. He served as a navigator in RAF Bomber Command, and has said the war had a significant influence on his life and views. The only romantic interest in Moore's life, a nurse named Flora, was killed during an air raid when a bomb struck her ambulance - an event which seems to have permanently affected his view of Germany.
"We must take care," he continues in the interview. "There may be another war. The Germans will try again, given another chance. A Kraut is a Kraut is a Kraut. And the only good Kraut is a dead Kraut. There can be good, free, honourable, decent Germans. I haven't met them myself, but I'm sure they exist."
In the 1970s Moore was Chairman of the anti-immigration United Country Party. The party stood two candidates in 1979, polled 1,033 votes and lost their deposits. The UCP was absorbed by the right-wing New Britain Party in 1980.
In a previous interview, Moore provocatively asserted that the BBC was being "ruined by women", commenting that: "The trouble is that the BBC now is run by women and it shows: soap operas, cooking, quizzes, kitchen-sink plays. You wouldn't have had that in the golden days." ·
So in summary:
He doesn't like us being run by Europe and still regards us as an individual nation which he has pride in.
Doesn't agree with mass immigration.
He doesn't trust Germany as he has seen two world wars and suspects that another could still arise from there.
He has a disdain for 'Krauts' which in his time was a derogatory term for German soldiers which he fought against and holds responsible for the death of his only love.
He accepts that not all Germans are 'Krauts' but quips that he hasn't met them yet.
Still holds a thought for the French leaving us exposed to a war that cost us a fortune to fight.
Thinks the Belgians are a load of busy bodies that have plenty of opinions on what everyone else should do but are never there when the chips are down.
Likes Italian ice cream but is possibly a little concerned with who they would side with next.
Has been there, seen it and done it as far as fighting for the country goes.
And thinks the country would be a better place if we didn't have the likes of Diane Abbot on QT and she just stayed in the kitchen.
I'm struggling to argue with the majority of that and would hold his opinion higher than many of our current day politicians.