I don't know what has annoyed me more in this story, the idiocy of it:
He said: "When you land at Heathrow you think at times you have landed in a Third World country."
..in that Heathrow, while not the nicest place in the world, in no way resembles any kind of third world country whatsoever: there ain't any that have a plane taking off every minute, for example; hundreds of boutiquey shops trying to sell you overpriced stuff every ten paces isn't exactly reminiscent of a third-world country, either.
..but more than that.. he didn't call Britain a "third world country": in context it sounded more like he really didn't like Heathrow. Which I can understand. Yet the reporting went out of its way to make it sound like he was making this whole-nation derogatory statement.
I did like his comment that he thinks we have some kind of "new and aggressive atheism".. I hope he's basing that on more than merely Dawkins and Hitchens, though.