A sign that the Tories don't listen

As Andrew Allison points out in his blog,

"If he had listened to the question, he would have given the appropriate answer. He didn't and he has paid the price."

To be fair, it's not just confined to the Tories, but as George Osborne also showed this morning on Radio FiveLive, irrespective of the question asked the consumate politician will answer the question they want to answer, not the one that is being asked.


Paul Pinfield said...

Nich, one of the reasons that I liked Charles Kennedy was his willingness to answer a straight question.

If he came back, I would be very tempted to come back to the Lib Dems.

Quietzapple said...

Osborne? . . . . Consummate?

Surely nearer:

co⋅ni⋅um  [koh-nee-uhm] Show IPA
the poison hemlock, Conium maculatum.
1860–65; < NL; LL < Gk kneio

The Half-Blood Welshman said...

The really rich irony of course is that Grayling is quite right - it does smack of political gimmickry!

Makes you wonder whether he misheard or "misheard"...but I suppose he did correct it.

James Higham said...

It goes to show that in this political game, even having a sip of champagne can get you front page headlines.