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How to respond to an insult

 20th September 2018

How would you respond to an insult, delivered to your face?

What if it were part of an on-camera interview?

Well the Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has had to deal with just that, in an interview with the BBC over the summer rail shambles. Click on the picture for the video - and wait for the second question...

What do you make of his response? It wouldn't have hurt to acknowledge the barb with something like: "Well, critics can call me what they like, but...". It would show more of a human side, after all - but not all politicians feel comfortable doing so.

One man who's more than prepared to let his feelings be known, however, is Boris Johnson. So watch how he deals with this fierce interview with Eddie Mair while he was Mayor of London..

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