YouTube ‘cos we want to: Obama, Miliband and Mitchell & Webb

Welcome to the weekend edition of our new LDV feature rounding up some of the best/worst/most curious political videos doing the rounds.

First up, everyone’s seen that picture of Presidents Obama and Sarkozy, supposedly showing the two world leaders leering at a 17-year-old junior G8 delegate. In reality, the truth is a little less demeaning and dramatic. Here’s the video footage of the same incident:

(Hat-tip: The Times’s Comment Central).

Second up, here’s a brief clip of a couple of MPs engaging in what is known as Parliamentary wit. It’s not actually that funny a quip, nor is it that well-delivered – but it is quite brief:

(Hat-tip: Paul Waugh).

And finally for today, here’s Mitchell & Webb’s take on Homeopathic A&E, which is dedicated to the Green party and its ‘staggeringly extreme’ proposals:

(Hat-tip: Media Guardian’s viral video chart).

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  • The joke – and I do use that word in it’s widest possible definition – was originally made by William Hague when Tony Blair’s youngest sun was born.

    It was quite funny then…

  • George Turner 11th Jul '09 - 11:19pm

    Hat tip to Hywel, Hague was far far funnier

  • Herbert Brown 11th Jul '09 - 11:47pm

    “And finally for today, here’s Mitchell & Webb’s take on Homeopathic A&E, which is dedicated to the Green party and its ’staggeringly extreme’ proposals:”

    Absolutely right.

    But do any of the mainstream parties advocate a ban on NHS spending on this rubbish?

  • Herbert Brown 12th Jul '09 - 10:18pm

    Darren Reynolds

    Maybe prescribing water to people would have a beneficial psychological effect – and maybe it would be “good value” for the NHS – provided their doctors pretended that it wasn’t water, but a (chemically) effective medicine.

    But surely you aren’t suggesting that patients should be deceived in such a way? I know I wouldn’t want to be!

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