Labour’s star media performer Barry Gardiner cool after leader’s debate while Raab can’t hide panic after Johnson trounced
Barry Gardiner has long been recognised as one of the Labour Party’s star media supporters, cutting obstructive or hostile interviewers down to size with polite aplomb.
“So decisively did Corbyn have the rattled and rambling Johnson in his pocket that many even of Corbyn’s critics had to pay him tribute”
But he was able to relax and enjoy himself on Friday night as he appeared for the party on BBC News to discuss the broadcaster’s televised debate between Jeremy Corbyn and Boris Johnson.
So decisively did Corbyn have the rattled and rambling Johnson in his pocket that many even of Corbyn’s critics had to pay him tribute – and Gardiner knew it – even though the BBC and Sky commentators have been doing their best to spin it away.
Tory Dominic Raab, in stark contrast, had to try to retrieve Johnson’s credibility from the abyss into which it long since sank – and his frantic rate of speech gave away how panicked he was by the situation in which he found himself.
And Barry Gardiner didn’t hold back from pointing out another sign of Raab’s fear:
Raab’s glistening forehead may well become an icon of the Tory lack of substance and spine in this election.
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