I'm wondering if Dave and George were sitting on their respective sofas in their respective houses last night, cup of cocoa in hand, watching Poor Kids on BBC 1.
Just wondering because it was on quite late; 10.35, so their kids would be snugly tucked up in their beds where the mattress wouldn't be wet from damp in the room and wallpaper peeling off the blackened walls.
They'd have eaten their evening meal, possibly something fresh from the organic grocer, not a plate of rice they've taken a loan out to buy.
The documentary was on just after the news, like Question Time is on after the news and I'd lay bets that they watch that occasionally, or maybe not, well maybe just incase they have to defend one of their own in the morning's press.
You know, no, I don't reckon either of them watched Poor Kids, or if they did, they'd certainly never admit to it.
How could they?
The rot has set in in our country. Oh the rot's been there for ages, it hasn't just appeared overnight, but where the rot is worse than before, now, I don't see that Dave or George are going to do anything to make it better. I don't think they want to make it better. I think they find perverse enjoyment in condemning. Though they don't see it that way, of course not.
In the programme, one girl's family was finally moved from her crumbling, damp ridden home, but her friend's family wasn't... she of the peeling ceiling.
I only caught some of Monday's Panorama - A Job to get Work - A Tory minister was on that talking well, damp air; sickly stuff, I had to leave the room.
for all I know
I don't know if politicians watch the documentaries I do.
I do know they should.