Mary Creagh’s Leadership Bid Crashes and Burns on Newsnight

Seven minutes in which she managed to say absolutely nothing at all…

Via @liarpoliticians

Steve Hilton’s Trippy Newsnight Segment

Newsnight invited Steve Hilton into the wigwam of trust last night to promote his book “More Human“. Laterz, Legislators…

1992 Newsnight Deja Vu: Tories Behind in the Polls, Labour Bookies Favourites

Paxman and Bad Al Campbell feature in this heavily as do rudimentary graphics showing Labour winning. Kelner pontificating, Heffer pessimistic, pundits pessimistically shaking their heads at the Tory campaign. Where did it all go wrong is the theme of Paxman on Newsnight.

Hmmmm…

Hat-tip: Ed Stradling for digging out the video.

 

Newsnight Does #MiliFandom, #Cameronettes and Kim KarSturgeon

Newsnight is still, allegedly. the BBC’s flagship current affairs programme…

Evan Davis v Nigel Farage

Metropolitan elitist versus the bloke from down the pub…

Shapps Comes Out Fighting

It is fair to say all the evidence against Grant Shapps is purely circumstantial, there is no conclusive smoking gun, on that basis the Tory chairman would have a good case for defamation against The Guardian.  It is not impossible he was framed, it is also possible that an over eager aide could be responsible – “the Chuka defence”. One for the Courts perhaps?

WATCH: Allegra Stratton V Ed Miliband

Turns out Ed’s not tough enuss to stand up to Newsnight’s Allegra Stratton.

Newsnight: Gove v Bad Al in Full

The Minister for the Today Programme gave as spirited a defence as humanly possible of the PM’s decision to rule out a third term in this lively exchange with Alastair Campbell last night. 

“It was a statement of the bleedin’ obvious,” insists Gove…

Guardian Editor Final Two Rumour

A white Oxford educated, grammar school girl V a white Oxford educated, public school boy…[…]

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Balls Can’t Name a Businessman Who Backs Labour
…Despite Sitting Next to One That Morning

This is the moment Ed Balls was asked by Emily Mailtis to name a businessman who supported Labour, but could only name the mythical “Bill”.

Blinky BallsThe strain saw the return of Blinky Balls as he was unable to give […]

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WATCH: Angry Burnham’s Newsnight Nightmare

Andy Burnham’s car crash with Newsnight’s Kirsty Wark is well worth a watch:

 

A very tetchy Shadow Health Secretary began the interview by admitting “there is a role for the private sector”, then piled into the Tories for […]

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Tory Press Conference Computer Love

High above the Metropolis, they did look like Showroom Dummies…

Via Newsnight.

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