An extraordinary interview with Ed Miliband.

The interviewer Damon Green, who must have felt like Bill Murray in Groundhog Day, has written a revealing post on the back story. He says:

If news reporters and cameras are only there to be used by politicians as recording devices for their scripted soundbites, at best that is a professional discourtesy.

Green goes on to suggest that at worst politicians fail to be publicly accountable. I'd suggest that far worse for Miliband is the perception I now have of him as a person, party leader and would be prime minister.

My politics are left of centre and I'm disillusioned to say the least with the Liberal Democrats. I'm a potential Labour voter but I'll find it difficult to forget this arrogant, scripted soundbite, delivered with contempt for the person sitting opposite him.

Green really should have asked him for his favourite dinosaur.