I have just watched the worst advert for politics I have ever seen on TV. Andy Burnham, Andrew Lansley and Norman Lamb appeared on The Politics Show on BBC1 to continue their ridiculous spat about who said what when and why. It was 15 minutes of puerile argument, which completely avoided the actual issue of social care and involved a quarter an hour of insults and idiotic pointscoring. They were frankly all as bad as each other. Is it any wonder that people are fed up with politics if this is the level of debate we get. I don't just blame the three politicians involved. The Politics Show had clearly decided they wanted a fight and set up the whole discussion with that aim in mind.
I don't object to a bit of rough and tumble debate on political issues but this wasn't even that. No one was any the wiser at the end of it than at the beginning - although I admit I turned the sound done a bit before the end as it was just too painful to continue to listen to.