On Newsnight last night, Jeremy Paxman challenged UK Ambassador Peter Gooderham and obtained the information that the walkout had been agreed upon by EU states before the session, ie before they heard a word Ahmadinejad had said. They did not have a text in advance.
This stunt was a combination of the pompous and the immature that had Miliband written all over it.
Watching Paxman torment Gooderham I was reminded of a posting by Cipriano on Harry’s Place yesterday:
this is why stories surface regularly about the low quality of FCO people these days, mindless apparatchiks for the most part