Monday, January 29, 2007

Questions for Miliband

Which one is dumbed down, the newspaper or the politician?

South Shields MP and Environment Secretary was interviewed for The Independent using a selection of readers questions submitted in advance. Some of them make your hair curl, and this is supposed to be a 'serious' newspaper. Here's a selection of the questions:

  • Are you proud to have served under the "pretty straight guy"?
  • Do you feel that you have missed out by being one of the few senior figures in the Labour Party that the police have not questioned over the sale of peerages?
  • Do you ever wake in the night feeling sick about what is happening in Iraq? Are you ashamed about supporting the war?
  • What did Gordon Brown say to you privately after slapping down your leaked memo on green taxes?
  • How can the Government meet even its most conservative targets for reducing carbon emissions while expanding Britain's airports at such a massive rate?
  • Why not tax ordinary lightbulbs and non-rechargable batteries? and why does Ireland have a tax on carrier bags and the UK can't be bothered?
  • You recommend not flushing the toilet as one way of helping the environment, but shouldn't we be manipulating the structure of all toilets so as to use less water?
  • What was your nickname at Haverstock school?
  • Are you ever mistaken for Brains from Thunderbirds? you look uncannily like him.
  • Are you cleverer than Ed Balls?

You can see David Miliband's answers - here.

"Brains" indeed! How do you fancy a flutter on Miliband as our next Chancellor?

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