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Should politicians know all the facts?

September 12th, 2016

Episode 1192 of 1273 episodes

Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry accused a TV interviewer of "sexism" after he asked her to name the French foreign minister. Times columnist and former Tory MP Matthew Parris and former deputy director of communications at Number 10 Baroness Grender discuss whether or not it is necessary for a politician to have all the facts. (Image: Emily Thornberry. Credit: PA)