In discussing the upcoming election here in the UK, Raj Persaud on All In the Mind asks whether politicians ever answer a question. Apparently when asked by a professional interviewer, the average number of responses that directly address the original question is 40%. This rises to 75% when the question is asked by a member of the public. Why? Because professional interviewers tend to ask trapping questions that if you did actually answer would make you look stupid either way.
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Also on the show there’s some good stuff about brainwashing, while next week Raj is going speed-dating. Just don’t tell the wife Raj!
Radio 4’s All In the Mind