Wednesday, 24 July 2019


Bronze-faced Emily Maitlis tackles John McDonnell in her latest Labour interview.  Note the change of tone from her recent encounter with the war criminal Blair.  She is very confrontational with McDonnell, at times they are both speaking over each other and waving their arms around.  Is this the best the beeb has to offer?  She scores easy points on Labour's woes and their poor electoral track record dating back more than a decade, but Paxman she isn't.  McDonnell fires back with some lame responses and towards the end of the interview he lays into the new Lib Dem leader, referring to coalition policies that "cost people their lives".  After doing so he promptly says he expects Jo Swinson's party to support Labour in their forthcoming endeavours ie. a vote of no confidence and Brexit blocking moves.  Such is politics.