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07 May 2010 @ 05:45 pm
Election - boo...  
Well, the overall result is as I mostly thought it would be, so I'm going to concentrate on local matters. Which are pants. Dr Evan Harris in Oxford West (Lib Dem, lovely science advocate) lost to a tory, dammit, by less than 200 votes. And my constituency, Oxford East, stayed Labour, which isn't so bad, but I don't like the incumbent, Andrew Smith, at all. And it could have gone Lib Dem and didn't. So - boo.

On the other hand, filming at the alternative election night last night was good fun. It was much less spontaneous than I'm used to, but that was obviously because it was live. It was a very well oiled machine, which was a pleasure to see. Charlie Brooker is charmingly hot in person, like a good-looking bulldog, and David Mitchell in full on suit... Ahem. He was also ridiculously nervous, imo, because of the live thing, I assume. Jimmy Carr was a deeply professional, very lovely man, who shook our hands at the end when we thanked him for a good show. And my 15 minutes of fame can count down another 30 seconds or so, because fairyd123 got asked a question and everything! And I got to smile sympathetically and pat her shoulder :)
 
 
 
Valderys: David Mitchellvalderys on May 12th, 2010 03:36 pm (UTC)
Good to know more about the PR options too - it was a useful end of game discussion! :)

I want David Mitchell as our PM - except then he wouldn't be allowed to be funny.

Lembit Opik was on Have I Got News For You straight after the election and losing his seat - he was funny, but also really cut up about it, you could tell. They ripped the hell out of him anyway :)
prochytesprochytes on May 12th, 2010 06:12 pm (UTC)
Good to know more about the PR options too - it was a useful end of game discussion! :)

Yes, indeed. The DM is very knowledgeable about these things.

[I still need to tell arachnekallisti about the play. I mean to do it in person, to capture the expressions.]

Lembit Opik was on Have I Got News For You straight after the election and losing his seat

I know two stories about him from reasonably reliable sources: both concern his libido, and neither is to his credit. I always admire someone who can take defeat on the chin like that, though (cf. Michael Portillo).