That left-leaning discussion on European populism on last night's Newsnight was followed by more of the usual negative stuff about Brexit, this time trying to show up the Leave campaign's claims about German motor manufacturers.
Emily Maitlis got the ball rolling:
"Don't worry, if Britain leaves the European Union then German car manufacturers will make Angela Merkel give us a good deal". That claim was made time and time again during last year's EU referendum. The Leave campaign was very confident that Europe's most powerful political leader would listen to her most important manufacturing sector. So are the likes of BMW and Porsche pushing the German Chancellor to cut the UK some slack? Naga Munchetty has been to Leipzig to find out.
And guess what Naga found?
After clips of Michael Gove, Boris Johnson and David Davis saying "The Germans wouldn't want to put up trade barriers because that would mean that German car workers would be out of a job", "Do you seriously suppose that they are going to be so insane as to allow tariffs to be imposed between Britain and Germany?" and "Germany needs us, we are their biggest market", Naga began:
That was then. But now, here in Germany, the feeling is very different. The automotive sector is concerned about Theresa May's approach in Brexit negotiations and their financial impact.
And her report ended:
Theresa May says the UK economy is a priority. But a UK outside the EU single market and Customs Union could, it seems, face the very real prospect of moving down the pecking order when it comes to Germany's favoured trading partners.
Oh dear, better call the whole thing off then!