Going back in time again to yesterday's PM saw Carolyn Quinn baby-sitting the programme in Steady Eddie's absence.
The programme reported the latest speech from Gordon 'Typists beware!' Brown. BBC political correspondent Iain Watson went to the Labour marginal of Nuneaton. His vox pops suggested that Labour would not only re-win the seat at the general election but increase their slim majority substantially. Why? Because of the three voters sampled, two were going to vote Labour and the other, a so-far-life-long Labour supporter was not going to vote for them this time. That's 66.666etc% for Labour. We'll see on election day!
The war in Afghanistan was also discussed. First we heard from a German anti-war demonstrator, who didn't want Western troops in Afghanistan - on the principle that war is stupid and people are stupid. Then Carolyn interviewed a Dutch politician on their coalition government's collapse over the issue of Dutch troops in Afghanistan. Who did the programme ring up? Tiny Kox (the 'Tiny' is, sadly, pronounced 'tinny'!!) of the far-left Socialist Party. (It was founded in 1971 as a Maoist party!). This is not the first time I've heard Tiny Kox on the BBC in recently months.
Then the programme reported from an Afghan restaurant in London, to guage British Afghan opinion of the Afghan War. Guess what? All the people BBC reporter Christie Tucker (pictured) talked to were critical of the war. Indeed 100% of British Afghans are critical of the war, if this report is to be believed.