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Evan Davis slips up introducing Hilary ‘Big’ Benn on Newsnight

Evan Davis slips up introducing Hilary 'Big' Benn on Newsnight
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While Hilary Benn has been called a lot of names in recent months by hard-left activists after he voted in favour of airstrikes in Syria, Mr S suspects that the moniker given to him on tonight's episode of Newsnight will be a first.

Introducing an interview with Benn on the war in Yemen, Newsnight's Evan Davis appeared to be feeling creative with regards to the shadow foreign secretary's name -- referring to him as 'Hilary Big Benn':

'And a little earlier I spoke to the shadow foreign secretary Hilary Big Benn and I began by asking him what he wants the British government to do now in light of the criticisms in the report.'

Mr S commends Davis for managing to keep a straight face until the end.

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