Labour’s Barry Gardiner has long been on of Labour’s star media performers – earning him cult-hero status during the 2017 general election campaign. He tolerates no nonsense, pulls interviewers up on their inaccuracies and knows how to get his point across pleasantly but emphatically.
It’s a competence that seems to fluster those tasked to interview him – and on Sky, they seem to have decided that constantly interrupting him is the only way of holding their own. It didn’t work a week or so ago – and it failed when it was tried today, to an extreme degree, as he tried to explain why Jeremy Corbyn wasn’t enabling May’s Brexit behaviour:
The interviewer even tried interrupting with “Jeremy Corbyn’s not on
the television this morning saying what you’re saying” – even though Corbyn was scheduled to appear on TV from Hastings to talk about exactly why May’s ‘stunt’ will find no traction with Labour’s leadership team.
Well done, Barry Gardiner. Sky News and the others are going to have to come up with a new tactic to try.
But the persistence of the media in presenting nonsense about Labour’s position, or even pretending the party doesn’t have one, is unlikely to abate – so it’s down to his supporters and the alternative media to get the real word out as usual.
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