Oy vé, Anne Robinson’s a sweetheart…"Ladies and gentlemen!"
[Buzz of excitement.]
"Are you ready to RUUUUUMMMMMBBBBLLLLEEEE??!!"
[Viewers shuffle on respective sofas.]
"Tonight! Live and for your edification!"
"In the red corner, newly elected Respect MP George ‘congratulate me damnit’ Galloway."
"And in the blue corner, the BBC’s Jeremy ‘da killa’ Paxman."
JP: We're joined now from his count in Bethnal Green and Bow by George Galloway. Mr Galloway, are you proud of having got rid of one of the very few black women in Parliament?
GG: What a preposterous question. I know it's very late in the night, but wouldn't you be better starting by congratulating me for one of the most sensational election results in modern history?
JP: Are you proud of having got rid of one of the very few black women in Parliament?
And so began one of the more astonishing exchanges seen on television. To see the entire