When I interviewed Nigel Farage this morning he was not a happy ukipper. he had just been bumped from Question Time because they wanted an economist on the panel. So we have just been treated to an hour of Richard Lambert of the CBI - possibly the most boring man in Britain. He has come out with so many statements of the bleedin' obvious that I have lost count. So why don't you bump Janet Street Porter instead, pleaded Nigel, pointing out that he has many years experience of in the City of London. No, we can't do that, said the person from Question Time. "We need to keep our gender balance".
And so ladies and gentlemen, that's why you have just had to endure an hour of Janet Stree Pawah - a woman whose voice is worse than chalk screeching across a blackboard.
I have to say Jacqui Smith was very good tonight.