Politicians struggle to gain a reputation for straight-talking. But whose fault is that?
Hi Simon, thanks for these irregular thoughts in various meanings of the terms. I think we get the interviewers we deserve as much as we do the politicians but as professionals politicians ought to be able to deal with interviewers as that is a key part of their job. Maybe this is why Nicola Sturgeon felt that she has nothing left in her tank in that she could no longer command the interview as she had been doing until recently; partly I think as she did not, in her heart, support the gender recognition bill and realised that she could no longer keep up a façade of support on that issue.
100% agree. But how can we get interviewers to change or interviewees to politely challege the question?