I am not a fan of Newsnight Scotland. It means – most nights – that Scottish viewers miss the best bits of Newsnight. And it is hosted some nights by Rhinestone political correspondent Glen Campbell – a man I like to think of as the male Kay Burley.
And so last night we missed this. A chap from Plaid Cymru appearing on the Paxman show – no doubt allowed to appear on the big boys’ programme to be savaged by a rampaging Paxman who would tear his economic figures apart.
Unfortunately for Paxman the good doctor hadn’t read the script. And unfortunately for Paxman the good doctor had read the relevant treasury documents. And unfortunately for Paxman the good doctor had remembered what was in the documents, and generally seemed to be completely on top of things. In fact one could suggest that it was not very fair to a generalist journalist to put him up against someone so clearly superior.
So, for your delectation and delight
DO YOUR HOMEWORK