Prime Minister ticks off Starmer jibes, chemist anecdotes and flaunting his maths prowess
I like to put GBNews on in the evenings – just to frighten the neighbours – and what do I see? Aside from gold for cash adverts and “flog your granddad’s watch”, the UK Prime Minister live from County Durham – hosted by the affable Stephen Dixon and interrogated by the people.
Twas a coup for GBNews; a step-up for Rishi. His last TV interview was with Piers Morgan, and the audience halved when I fell asleep.
There were glitches, notably the decision to sit the audience in a horseshoe and film from Rishi’s perspective, which meant we got 60 minutes of the PM’s back (the whitest white shirt since the invention of Daz and a radio mic stuffed in his pocket).
But what an audience! Critics think GBNews is just Tory MPs interviewing Tory MPs about what they hate about Tory MPs, but the best kept secret about this channel is its genuine heterodoxy. The BBC will spend thousands trying to balance a studio audience yet they all turn out to be communist supporters of the militant intifada; whereas Rishi was challenged by a lady who said Rwanda won’t work, a Scotsman sick of devolution, a barrister concerned about LGBT issues and one of the “Covid vaccine injured” – who refused to take an implied “I’ve never thought about this issue” for an answer.
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