Our political journalists are increasingly frustrated at their press conferences by the inability of the politicians to answer the questions they are asked. Every question is turned so that the answers reflect what the politician has decided he or she wants to say. Our politicians - the ones in the public eye, anyway - are as slippery as eels, too slick and smooth by half.
Lord Mandelson, the second most powerful member of the Labour Government, even though unelected, is seen as sidelining our unelected Prime Minister as he appears at conference after conference. He is doing a wonderful job of encouraging people who watch and listen to his weasel words to vote for any party other than Labour!