Thursday 15 January 2009

Grown up politics

I have no liking for Baroness Vadera, Brown’s sidekick promoted to business minister, having seen earlier in my working life her lack of ability. But she made a slip in an interview on TV by attempting to answer a question as she thought rather than by blandly batting it away. For that she was roundly criticised by the Opposition as being uncaring, out of touch etc.

This sort of criticism is childish. If we want politicians to be more than party hacks speaking a cloned language then people have to be allowed to speak their minds without being criticised for it. Focus criticism on actions and policies, not on “misspeaking”.

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