It Shouldn't Happen to a Radio Presenter 49: When the 14th Most Influential Doctor in the Country Won't Answer a Simple Question

2 Sep 2016 at 11:54

This morning I interviewed Dr Hamed Khan, who sits on the Council of the British Medical Association. It didn’t start well, when he wouldn’t answer a simple question and descended from there. Dr Khan describes himself on his Twitter Feed as the 14th most influential GP in the country. Given that fact I think I had every right to ask him the questions I did, and press him in the manner I did. I don’t specialise in confrontational interviews but from time to time it’s the only way to expose wooliness and downright deception. If someone won’t answer a simple, straight question on my show, then they can be prepared to be taken apart. This isn’t the first time I have had to conduct an interview in this manner with Dr Khan, but I hope it will be the last.