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The unsurpassable joy of rewatching old elections

British election night coverage is the best in the world and I will not hear otherwise

By Peter Kellner  

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Let us celebrate a British success story. Look past the disappointments: that we no longer rule the waves; that our railways, schools and life expectancy could be better; that we invented soccer but haven’t won the world cup since 1966. Instead, bask in the glory of the one claim that can be made with total confidence: our election night television programmes are the best in the world.

Over the past month, the BBC’s Parliament Channel has broadcast the results…

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