The Labour leader was interviewed on Radio 4’s Today programme on Wednesday and repeatedly told us he was saying something without actually saying anything.
“What I say is this,” he said. He went on in the same vein: “I do say”, “I do believe”, “I do think”, “let me speak to that point”, etc.
It was as if the person being interviewed was a tiny alien living inside the head of the Leader of the Opposition giving a running commentary on what his host was doing. Even by his own robotic standards, it was weird.
At the conclusion of the interview, I half expected him to start muttering to himself: “What I get up to do is this”, “I do get up”, “I do walk to the door”, “Let me open the door”, and so on.
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