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The presenter, 63, revealed he once did not vote because the choices were so "unappetising" and said politicians' burning desire to order people about was "one of the many reasons they are so odd".
Nick Clegg criticised Jeremy Paxman on Thursday for being "sneering about politics", while at the same time making a good living from Westminster. The Newsnight presenter treated all politicians as "rogues and charlatans", Clegg said.
Clegg was scathing when asked about Paxman's comments, telling listeners: "Here is a guy who gets paid a million pounds, thereabouts, paid for by taxpayers. He lives off politics and he spends all his time sneering at politics."
I think it's fair to say Paxman has been casting assertions longer than Nick Clegg has been in a position to answer them.
I really enjoyed the Brand/Paxman exchange and I was rooting for "friend of the people" Russell Brand but then I got to thinking.....what's suddenly caused this onsalught of media activity by Mr Brand, and , what ultimately does he hope to achieve whilst encouraging people not to vote???
Initially I thought it was a stint of bachelor-dom with some self reflection but then I saw the pics of him out with Jemima Khan on his arm.
Jemima Khan (nee Jemima Goldsmith) daughter of Thatcherite, "modern day privateer" and 1975 UK coup d'etat (GB75) co -conspirator James Goldsmith.
Hmmm the Goldsmiths seemingly have a new ally that speaks vehemently against corporate rule and political corruption.... Oxymoron much??...sounds like there's a plan brewing.
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reply to post by heliopolis
Paxman simply has more experience of the issues, than Clegg, and people KNOW this, which is probably why Clegg has turned around and been so carelessly foolish as to attempt to counter Paxman in the way that he has. He is desperate to remind people of Paxmans short comings as a commentator, to distract them away from his own as a representative of the people. Paxman may be loaded, but he is not ignorant, nor covetous. He has gained popularity and pride of place in political commentary, because people gave him trust, the viewers, the readers, the people on whose behalf he asks his relentless questions. He became what he is today, because he did exactly what the people wanted of him, by treating every guest the same way, and asking the probing questions, refusing to be fobbed off without making it plain exactly what he thought of it all.