If there's one thing guaranteed to turn voters off politicians (apart from an expenses scandal), it's a bad tempered and infantile argument. That's exactly what Phil Woolas, Damian Green and Chris Huhne engaged in on BBC Radio 5 Live's Drive show tonight. Presenter Peter Allen lost control as the immigration spokesmen of the main parties shouted each other down on live radio. He eventually gave up, protesting feebly at their behaviour and thanking them for coming in. They should have been given an ASBO, not a thank you. They should be ashamed of themselves.
What possessed them to behave so appallingly? They must know that this kind of behaviour leads people to decide there's no point in voting as all the parties are as bad each other. If turnout in May's general election hits a new low, Woolas, Green and Huhne must share some of the blame.