'One-nation Tory' Jeremy Paxman: Newsnight is run by '13-year-olds' - Press Gazette

'One-nation Tory' Jeremy Paxman: Newsnight is run by '13-year-olds'

Jeremy Paxman has said his former programme, Newsnight, is made by “13-year-olds”.

The presenter left the BBC Two flagship earlier this month after 25 years.

In an interview with Boris Johnson in his last episode, the London mayor described him as a “one-nation Tory”.

Speaking at the Chalke Valley History Festival, The Daily Telegraph reports him as saying: "I have to be frank, I suppose I am a one-nation Tory, yes…

"Look, Newsnight is made by 13-year-olds. It's perfectly normal when you're young that you want to change the world.

"The older you get, the more you realise what a fools' errand much of that is and that the thing to do is to manage the best you can to the advantage of as many people as possible."

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