Watching and listening to the BBC coverage on C-Span and over the internet, I am caught between frustration at the egotism and irrelevency of typical politicians, and pride in parliamentary democracy. As countless party devotees reel off their uniform, bland and predictable opinions, there are moments of sheer Britishness: the bizarre and eccentric mixture of candidates, the soothing tones of Dr Tony King and the Prime Minister sharing a stage with Reg Keys.
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Good Morning: The Paxman vs Galloway interview occured just after I went to bed. It too was a highlight of the evening. For my thoughts on Paxman's behaviour, I think he crossed the line that I was talking about here, and wasted an opportunity.