Saturday, 11 April 2015

#22 & #23 James O'Brien and Will Self on Newsnight

Newsnight has a new Friday feature, James O'Brien and the Election Late Show. He introduced his slot, rather provocatively, as featuring "what the politicians still insist on calling ordinary people". I think the man wants a postcard.

One of the guests was Caroline Flint who has form, see 8th March and  15th March, but was clean on this occasion.

Will Self, however, 53 minutes in, contrasted the adversarial environment that politicians inhabit with that experienced by "ordinary people". Self is always good value and seems to invent a new word for every broadcast that turns out to be real. Tonight it was "fissiparous", 'inclined to cause or undergo division into separate parts or groups'.
He probably could have been forgiven because he was criticising politicians in comparison with OPs, but I'll send a card anyway, though it will have to go to his agent.

Image from the broadcast.

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