On the final day of canvassing before the general election tomorrow, Jon Snow – the much beloved political correspondent of Channel 4 – called out Theresa May publicly on Twitter. The Prime Minister had refused his request to interview her, and was the first in Snow’s career to do so:
People were appalled. Rightly so. Even for a Prime Minister who’s dodged the press… threatened internet freedoms… dabbled in back room deals with the overlords of Tabloid Britain… refused to debate or face other political leaders… even for Kim Jong May, this seemed a step too far.
So as with everything else she does, she u-turned. She gave Snow the interview at the eleventh hour.
In fairness, we should probably applaud our mighty overlord for making herself in the least bit accountable… but still, another u-turn is another u-turn. And good on Channel 4 and/or Jon Snow for calling her out. Channel 4 have proved themselves the only terrestrial UK TV channel not willing to ‘toe the line’, and we should be thankful for their efforts.
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As one might predict, Kim Jong May’s performance was robot-like, avoided the questions – and simply spooled out the sort of dross rhetoric she probably rehearsed in front of her magic ‘mirror mirror on the wall’ all morning.