I was amused but not surprised to read yesterday of Richard Madeley's frustration when Gavin Williamson (Secretary of State for Defence) refused repeatedly to answer a question put to him on TV.
Richard Madeley terminated the interview because he was so angry about the deliberate attempt to ignore his question and he has received overwhelming support for having done so.
I have given up watching politicans being interviewed because you don't learn anything. Obsequious journalists seem to be so grateful that the politician has agreed to be interviewed that they never challenge them.
Today Richard Madeley has said that he's going to apply a "Three strikes and you're out" rule to politicians who keep refusing to answer his questions.
It's about time politicians realized that they are supposed to be answerable to us, the people. It is arrogant and highly disrespectful for them to think that it is acceptable to prevaricate or completely refuse to answer a journalists's question.
Let's hope other journalists follow suit.
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