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Discussion in 'Personal' started by Vince_Ulam, May 29, 2018.
Veteran daytime broadcaster terminates smirking Tory Defence Secretary:
Nice one, Richard.
about time people like Williamson were told to go away!
Is it because Williamson is a smug, smarmy chinless wonder?
He's nothing if not versatile, our Richard
Mmmm....seems like Richard might be competing with Piers Morgan for tv viewers. It looks a little bit personal and he states to want know 'not on my behalf but on behalf of our viewers'.
Not realising sooner that many mps don't tend to say 'yes' or 'no' when asked directly may seem amateurish compared to Piers
Saying that he seems to genuinely care - even though this could have been done in a more tactful and less dramatic manner. This new trend of turning breakfast tv into 'Question Time' seems to be new tv morning fashion these days
Where's Judy Finnigan didn't they always present together?
She’s apparently decided not to do any more TV appearances.
She has retired..as far as I know.
Ah good for her.
That was excellent. I wish all interviewers would cut off bllshttng politicians.
This government - are any of them human beings ?
They'd all be pretty short.
Ooh, aiming for Paxman's garland?
(ooh, i like the phrase he used 'trumpesque language')
Politicians have never been able to answer 'yes' or 'no', they have just got away with it for so long. 5 minutes of waffling and distraction from the key question rather than being honest - oh yes I forgot - they are politicians.
Although interviewers may press them, there is no direct 'well if you aren't going to answer, there is no point us interviewing you - bye bye'
Wouldn't that be a refreshing change
The current Defence Secretary seems to be particularly unsuited to the role.
A public schoolboy doing a man's job (or lady's).
Or a woman's job even.
Typical slippery, slimy non response really from Williamson, ( insert the name of any politician. )
Except, of course, he's not a public schoolboy. Gavin Williamson went to Raincliffe, a state comprehensive in Scarborough, followed by Scarborough 6th form College for his A levels.
Now, the long-serving Labour Defence Secretary, Geoff Hoon - he was a public schoolboy.
Sketch: Little Gavin Williamson is hopelessly out of his depth, not waving but nervously chuckling and drowning
'It has not yet fully been ruled out that Mr Williamson was on a school trip to Number 10 Downing Street in November of last year, when the Prime Minister found herself suddenly in need of a new Defence Secretary. The name ‘Gavin!’ may or may not have been shouted down a corridor and in walked this 41 year old prepubescent boy who has been gainfully trying not to get found out ever since.'
Independent.co.uk, 22nd May 2018.
AlthoughTom Peck's limp joke is rather ruined by the fact that most people know that Williamson was the Prime Minister's Parliamentary Private Secretary for several years and was the government chief whip at the time of his ministerial appointment. However, I have never known Peck to follow politics in any detail.
That's not to say that I don't think Williamson is out of his depth, of course, and it's always good to see more people educated in comprehensive schools having a go at being a cabinet minister.