Guido congratulates Jolyon for leading his team to an extremely rare victory in Christmas University Challenge over the holiday, although only in the face of incredibly weak opposition. Having managed to flub almost every single question – on topics ranging from pop culture, history and literature – Jolyon benefitted from a Christmas miracle to pull it out of the bag in the last round. Points were rightly deducted for guessing ‘Joe Biden’ to the question “March 2021 marked the centenary of the inauguration of which US President”. A barnstorming performance which Paxman kindly dubbed “just about respectable”…
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Jeremy Paxman on life after Newsnight…
“My great discovery in the past year or so is that news doesn’t really matter.”
Leave message: Paxman bashes the undemocratic and overly powerful EU.
Remain message: Luvvies love the EU (and its funding).
Cut through: Gove: staying in the EU will add five million to population.
Odds: Remain 2/9 Leave 3/1
Latest poll: Remain 52% (+8), Leave 41% (+1) (ComRes, phone). Poll of Polls is now Remain 55% (+2), Leave 45% (-2).
Piers Morgan versus Jeremy Paxman…
“I currently harbour a visceral loathing for him for the way he tried to deliberately and disingenuously chuck me under the bus during the Leveson Inquiry into phone-hacking.
I can’t explain why at the moment, for legal reasons, but there will be a time when I can, and I will. Suffice it to say that I’ve publicly stuck it to him on Twitter and other media outlets every chance I’ve had since, and he’s clearly getting rattled. Here he was, the supposed great interrogatory Rottweiler of our time, crouched in front of me like some fawning, trembling knave begging the King for clemency.
‘Well,’ I replied, ‘you have a very strange way of showing it.’
Paxman erupted with comically indignant rage, his benign, smiling face suddenly crunching into the ferocious scowl of a scorned lover refused permission for a second chance.
‘OH DO F*** OFF!!!!!!’ he howled.
I watched him throwing his little tantrum for a second or two and then responded in kind: ‘No, YOU f*** off.'”