Ripping them to shreds
The BBC reports:
"Student Roland Scarlett, an undergraduate at Oriel College who attended the debate, said most questions were addressed to Mr Irving.
He said: "I think it was a very balanced argument and both sides did really well. I'm pleased it went ahead." "
Um, wasn't the argument that exposing the arguments of fascists to debate by the fine minds of Oxford students would mean that the fascists got ripped to shreds? Not that the debate would be 'very balanced' and that 'both sides' would do 'really well' ?