You've written extensively about the way the media treated you and you call for a debate about their role. What sort of limits would you like to see placed on the press?
His response. His very curious response.
It's not so much a question of limits, but I think this is a very important debate in all countries. There are two outstanding issues in democratic politics these days.(advocating censorship of alternative opinions?)
One is the relationship with the media, which is now 24/7 and operates with a completely different intensity then even 15 or 20 years ago. How do we have a proper conversation between leaders and countries when it is moderated sometimes in very partisan and inflammatory ways?
Then he throws this in!
And the second thing is the effectiveness of our democracy. How do we get the right gene and talent pool in politics? There are big questions about the sort of skills you need in modern government today. You put politicians in charge of billions of dollars with absolutely no training and very little support system around them. It is an extraordinary thing.The right gene pool in politics?
As if this dolt had the "right genes"?
I found this answer both odd and chilling in what Tony Blair was implying. You?