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paul750
03-26-2006, 03:49 PM
PAXMAN: [Interrupting] Did you threaten to overrule him ?
HOWARD: I… I… was not entitled to instruct Derek Lewis, and I did not instruct him.
PAXMAN: [Interrupting] Did you threaten to overrule him ?
HOWARD: The truth of the matter is that Mr Marriot was not suspended. I–
PAXMAN: [Interrupting] Did you threaten to overrule him ?
HOWARD: –did not… overrule Derek Lewis.
PAXMAN: [Interrupting] Did you threaten to overrule him ?
HOWARD: I took advice on what I could or could not do–
PAXMAN: [Interrupting] Did you threaten to overrule him Mr Howard ?
HOWARD: –and I acted scrupulously in accordance with that advice, I did not overrule Derek Lewis–
PAXMAN: [Interrupting] Did you threaten to overrule him ?
HOWARD: Mr Marriot was not suspended.
PAXMAN: [Interrupting] Did you threaten to overrule him ?
HOWARD: [pauses]. I have accounted for my decision to dismiss Derek Lewis–
PAXMAN: [Interrupting] Did you threaten to overrule him ?
HOWARD: in great detail, before the House of Commons–
PAXMAN: [Interrupting] I note that you’re not answering the question of whether you threatened to overrule him.
HOWARD: Well, the important aspect of this which is very clear to bear in mind–
PAXMAN: [Interrupting] I’m sorry, I’m going to be frightfully rude, I’m sorry, but it’s a straight yes or no question which requires a straight yes or no answer. Did you threaten to overrule him ?
HOWARD: I discussed this matter with Derek Lewis. I gave him the benefit of my opinion. I gave him the benefit of my opinion in strong language. But I did not instruct him because I was not entitled to instruct him, I was entitled to express my opinion, and that is what I did.
PAXMAN: With respect, that is not answering the question of whether you threatened to overrule him.
HOWARD: It’s dealing with the relevant point, which is what I was entitled to do and what I was not entitled to do, and I have dealt in detail with this before the House of Commons and before the Select Committee.
PAXMAN: With respect, you haven’t answered the question of whether you threatened to overrule him.
HOWARD: Well you see– the question is what was I entitled to do and what was I not entitled to do. I was not entitled to instruct him, and I did not do that.
PAXMAN: Uh... we’ll leave that aspect there.

boxstarr
03-26-2006, 04:29 PM
PAXMAN: [Interrupting] Did you threaten to overrule him ?
HOWARD: I… I… was not entitled to instruct Derek Lewis, and I did not instruct him.
PAXMAN: [Interrupting] Did you threaten to overrule him ?
HOWARD: The truth of the matter is that Mr Marriot was not suspended. I–
PAXMAN: [Interrupting] Did you threaten to overrule him ?
HOWARD: –did not… overrule Derek Lewis.
PAXMAN: [Interrupting] Did you threaten to overrule him ?
HOWARD: I took advice on what I could or could not do–
PAXMAN: [Interrupting] Did you threaten to overrule him Mr Howard ?
HOWARD: –and I acted scrupulously in accordance with that advice, I did not overrule Derek Lewis–
PAXMAN: [Interrupting] Did you threaten to overrule him ?
HOWARD: Mr Marriot was not suspended.
PAXMAN: [Interrupting] Did you threaten to overrule him ?
HOWARD: [pauses]. I have accounted for my decision to dismiss Derek Lewis–
PAXMAN: [Interrupting] Did you threaten to overrule him ?
HOWARD: in great detail, before the House of Commons–
PAXMAN: [Interrupting] I note that you’re not answering the question of whether you threatened to overrule him.
HOWARD: Well, the important aspect of this which is very clear to bear in mind–
PAXMAN: [Interrupting] I’m sorry, I’m going to be frightfully rude, I’m sorry, but it’s a straight yes or no question which requires a straight yes or no answer. Did you threaten to overrule him ?
HOWARD: I discussed this matter with Derek Lewis. I gave him the benefit of my opinion. I gave him the benefit of my opinion in strong language. But I did not instruct him because I was not entitled to instruct him, I was entitled to express my opinion, and that is what I did.
PAXMAN: With respect, that is not answering the question of whether you threatened to overrule him.
HOWARD: It’s dealing with the relevant point, which is what I was entitled to do and what I was not entitled to do, and I have dealt in detail with this before the House of Commons and before the Select Committee.
PAXMAN: With respect, you haven’t answered the question of whether you threatened to overrule him.
HOWARD: Well you see– the question is what was I entitled to do and what was I not entitled to do. I was not entitled to instruct him, and I did not do that.
PAXMAN: Uh... we’ll leave that aspect there.



hahaha and i LIKE howard more than most politicians

widdecombe too

Boxclever
03-27-2006, 04:05 AM
hahaha and i LIKE howard more than most politicians

widdecombe too

I Remember seeing that interview, it was like watching a car crash. :D

boxstarr
03-27-2006, 11:47 AM
I Remember seeing that interview, it was like watching a car crash. :D


im too young to have seen it, but heard about it and really made me laugh

paul750
03-27-2006, 12:02 PM
Paxman actually asked him the same question 7 years later, and he STILL couldn't answer it lol. Paxman said to him, well you had 7 years to come up wih an answer. lol

boxstarr
03-27-2006, 12:18 PM
Paxman actually asked him the same question 7 years later, and he STILL couldn't answer it lol. Paxman said to him, well you had 7 years to come up wih an answer. lol


hahaha

i dont even know the context, but i think he threatended to overrule him

medium-deek
03-27-2006, 08:13 PM
Yep. I also remember this interview. It was fantastic TV. I was doing my A Level Politics at that time.

TheHoff'sGhost
03-27-2006, 08:15 PM
i dont know why but jeremy paxman reminds me of an oxo cube :confused:

boxstarr
03-28-2006, 03:17 PM
i dont know why but jeremy paxman reminds me of an oxo cube :confused:


ahhahhahahahha never heard that before

msagrain
08-04-2007, 06:08 PM
that makes no scene to me

Famoso Matador
08-04-2007, 06:14 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BklT7Qy07Is