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January 19, 2011



Michael Gove was at it with the thumb press too on Question Time last week. It, frankly, looks odd and contrived.


Obama does this a lot, except he also extends his index finger forward a tiny bit like he is holding a small piece of paper that he wants to give to you. I wonder what the paper says.

Dick Pountain

Will - of course it could be miming a garotte or dental floss (a revenge/hygiene motif)

cecil ballantine

We'd better all sit on our hands then!



Ian C

Political hand gestures aren't what they used to be. I think the benchmark remains the virtuoso technique of Roy Jenkins, whose characteristic gesture has been likened to a man gently stroking the breast of a maiden.

Those were the days.

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