Brutal interviewing?

Politicians are regarded generally as pretty slippery when it comes to answering questions. There is that great suggestion that if we drill into school kids that they must ‘answer the question’ – why can’t our Politicians do the same!

Last week there was a bit of a storm in a teacup as Radio 4 ‘s Today presenter Evan Davis ‘quizzed’ the Chancellor about his Autumn Statement. George Osborne was verbally battered as he announced the austerity measures will be extended to 2018 and his own debt-reduction targets are likely to be missed.

Davis is quite aggressive and apparently Downing Street are a bit unhappy about his treatment. No one can accuse the BBC of bias – it was fairly full-on? And,as another saying goes, if you can’t stand the heat..get out of the kitchen.

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