Cheers, personal jabs, off-the-cuff responses, cries, boos, murmerings... the word "awesome" comes to mind when I watch videos of the UK House of Commons meetings. Although I know very little about the nuances of British politics, I do know that, judging from these videos, it strikes me as more real, gritty, transparent and plain fun.
Perhaps it is simply because the British put more stock in ebullient personality and affluent social discourse than Americans, but I think US politicians should start drinking whatever is in UK water.
A tangible benefit I have noticed is that the Prime Minister is brought in for intense, direct, pointed questioning, and responds in verbose and direct ways--an orientation of vulnerability and honesty that seems to be lacking in the US Presidency.
I would love to hear any speculations on the social differences between US and UK politics.