At 6PM this evening I did a live slot with James Whale on LBC, talking about the youth alcohol report that the London Assembly has just published.
I've done plenty of "tough" interviews but was genuinely surprised by the one I did with him. He started by saying how shocked he was by the scale of youth drinking in London. He then went on to slate the fact that we had investigated and written the report.
I don't understand why he would devote an hour to discuss the findings of a report he doesn't think has anything interesting in it.
None of that worries me much but I have to confess to being disappointed to hear him then goad callers on to slag me off personally for the next half an hour.
Recommendations from the report are already being taken up by Croydon council and I am confident that it will make a difference. I don't care if it doesn't conform to James Whale's brand of uber-simplistic politics.
I'm not going to lose any sleep over this and I'll be happy to go on the show again. If James behaves like a dick again I'll blog about him being a dick again.
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