Paxman finds Theresa easy, Jeremy a bit better prepared but cannot lay a glove on Nicola

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It must have been painful viewing for Tories as Paxman hit her again and again with her Brexit hypocrisy, dementia tax ‘U-turn’, generally ill-thought-out social care policies and throwing away a massive gap in the opinion polls.

He tried his damnest to get Jeremy but all he had was very old stuff on the Falklands, Hamas and Hezbollah which Jeremy was able to explain as simply inclusive language to get a meeting going.

He had a real go at Nicola over health, education and the economy but she was cool throughout and gave good clear honest answers. On independence, she was firm and consistent with no attempt to avoid the topic. My only criticism was her failure to use some of the recent and really good news about the Scottish economy especially on energy.

Do they think drawing attention to the North Sea recovery after only one bad year is a vote loser somehow? See:

Scotland’s Treasury to benefit from ‘Oil Price Shock In 2020’

 

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5 thoughts on “Paxman finds Theresa easy, Jeremy a bit better prepared but cannot lay a glove on Nicola

  1. John May 30, 2017 / 4:27 pm

    Yes , I often wonder why they don’t stand up for themselves a lot more , it makes them look weak , as if they are always apologising , this has got to stop !

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  2. Finnmacollie May 30, 2017 / 6:16 pm

    Obviously focussing on Westminster issues again!!!

    The SNP should politely state “I will answer your question, but you realise of course that is a devolved matter and nothing to do with a Westminster election” EVERY SINGLE TIME a question is asked about devolved issues. The interviewers know the difference – if they don’t they are in the wrong job – and are merely trying to muddy the waters and confuse those who do not know the difference.

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  3. Clydebuilt May 30, 2017 / 10:41 pm

    Must have missed Paxman interviewing Sturgeon? ……

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    • John May 31, 2017 / 6:26 am

      Me to !

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    • Clydebuilt May 31, 2017 / 8:47 am

      Andrew Neil interviewed Sturgeon……. That’s probably it……

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