Do politicians need to know facts?
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Do politicians need to know facts?

When quizzed during an interview Labour's shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry admitted to not knowing her French counterpart's name. Should she have known it, or does it not matter?

Baroness Grender, former deputy director of communications at Number 10, and Matthew Parris, columnist and former MP, discuss on the Today programme.

  • 12 Sep 2016