Tuesday 19 June 2018

Twisting the question skews the reply of repeal or retain

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Ivan Yates

Ivan Yates

John Bruton was once in hot water as Taoiseach for not answering about a passing Dáil controversy. His subsequent riposte, "I wasn't asked the right question", didn't save him from his critics.

The framing of questions determines the answer you illicit. Angled answers can be procured.

Question A: Do you agree the prosecution case in the Belfast rape trial failed to establish 'beyond reasonable doubt' conviction for rape?

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