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12 Reasons Why This Week Is Actually Great

Unfairly maligned as a way of winding down after Question Time, it's actually the best political show on television.

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This is the first surprising thing: This Week is actually quite funny at times. And nowhere is Andrew Neil more disdainful than when he's talking about the people watching it.

2. Ripping it out of Michael Portillo.

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Poor #sadmanonatrain is Sancho Panza to Neil's Don Quixote.

Don't say it wasn't there. Yes, there was no reason it should have been. She's Labour, he's a Tory. He's gay, she's not. It doesn't matter. These two definitely fancied each other. A bit.

It's actually quite difficult to take any guest seriously if they're delivering their points while petting a Labrador called Molly.

5. The Show's Twitter Account.

These are all RTs from the This Week account while the show was on last night.

@bbcthisweek has Bianca Gascoigne to comment on Ralph Miliband. How does this programme keep getting recommissioned?

Mike Shallcross

@Mike_MensHealth

@bbcthisweek has Bianca Gascoigne to comment on Ralph Miliband. How does this programme keep getting recommissioned?

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Missing @HackneyAbbott on #bbctw am left focusing on Portillo's shirt v sofa clash, in the absence of interesting dialogue. @bbcthisweek

ellie

@oh_pinionated

Missing @HackneyAbbott on #bbctw am left focusing on Portillo's shirt v sofa clash, in the absence of interesting dialogue. @bbcthisweek

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Molly lasts 10 seconds before the crushing boredom took hold. That's 5 seconds longer than most of us viewers @bbcthisweek #bbctw

Andrew Cummins

@Vodkaninja

Molly lasts 10 seconds before the crushing boredom took hold. That's 5 seconds longer than most of us viewers @bbcthisweek #bbctw

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6. Destroying Sarah Teather

So painful. So, so painful.

Repeatedly playing this song over footage of the House of Commons Speaker. Never not funny.

8. Meatloaf came on to explain why he wanted to cut off Julian Assange's toes.

Which was a little bit odd.

For no good reason whatsoever.

And where do you drink it? In Annabel's, obviously.

11. It's not afraid to take the low road.

These are some of the more recent guests on This Week. Discussing politics.

And make sure you join them on the interweb, either through Fleecebook or Twatter.

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