You can find many of the more serious moments of 2010 elsewhere on YouTube, for example this clip of Gordon Brown leaving Downing Street for the last time.
But here is our compilation of 10 other clips from the political year which are distinguished only by their cringeworthiness. Enjoy.
1] David Cameron’s less than great performance in the TV leaders’ debates; here he suggests that a “black man” he met in Plymouth had joined the Navy aged 10.
2] Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg makes a promise he can’t keep on tuition fees; one that will come back to haunt him during the autumn’s student riots.
3] Bigot-gate: the prime minister implodes
4] Bigot-gate the sequel: the prime minister is forced to listen to a recording of himself insulting a Labour-supporting pensioner
5] Labour’s own candidate for north-west Norfolk, Manish Sood, claims Gordon Brown is the worst prime minister ever. He later threatens legal action against his party.
6] Clegg and Cameron hold their first joint press conference, an event described by many onlookers as akin to a “civil ceremony” as scripted by Richard Curtis. Listen to the summer birdsong in the background.
7] “David I love you so much”: Ed Miliband seizes the Labour leadership from stony-faced elder brother.
8] The Miliband cracks begin to show: David Miliband asks Harriet Harman – “You voted for it (the Iraq war). Why are you clapping him?” Her reply: “I’m clapping because I’m supporting him.”
9] The Daily Telegraph ruins Vince Cable’s Christmas by sending two young female reporters posing as constituents to talk to him. Alas he claims he has “declared war” on Rupert Murdoch.
10] Ed Miliband’s Christmas message. Critics were quick to mock the stilted vocals and bulging eyeballs.