The upside of a new cross-party appointments process would be distance from the government of the day. The downside is the danger of boiling it down to a lowest common denominator.
I’ve been nervous after last time – but here goes. Plus: Farage is having a dreadful campaign. And why election night TV will never be the same again.
Plus: John Lewis blames Brexit. Juncker gets a drink. BBC stasis at Question Time and PM. And: Trump can’t emote.
If you interview a Trotskyite, say so. Do not pretend he is simply an academic.
The North East Somerset MP brings the house down after the Question Time host passed a remark on his schooling.
The BBC needs to review now who will cover the 2020 election in a way that interests young viewers. Neil, Marr and Paxman have a combined age of 185.
His critique of the teaching of politics is a simple one. In his view, it is not a mode of experience. So the language of politics is not genuinely a language of explanation.