He may have lost the election but this answer was excellent. Good example of answering the question and not going on too long.
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We look back at Paxman's best interviews, including those of Hazel Blears and Michael Howard who both fail to answer a direct question at least 6 times on air.
The point of interest here is that both Ministers have been extensively briefed and coached in media handling and speaking to journalists, but fell into the trap of not either listening to the question and not answering it...