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Peter Bull - Media Coverage

Peter Bull language and communication

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Media Coverage

Equivocation by Prime Minister Theresa May

Theresa May – the evasive Prime Minister? – (Prof Peter Bull, Psychology) https://www.york.ac.uk/news-and-events/news/2019/research/theresa-may%E2%80%93the-evasive-prime-minister/

Daily Telegraph (+ print edition ) https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2019/04/30/theresa-may-evasive-tory-leader-past-50-years-scientific-study/

ITV News, https://www.itv.com/news/2019-05-01/theresa-may-more-evasive-than-her-tory-predecessors-say-academics/

Daily Mail (+print edition), https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6978809/Theresa-evasive-Tory-prime-minister-30-years-finds-study.html

Express, https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1121240/Brexit-news-latest-Theresa-May-prime-minister-Theresa-May-EU-conservative-party

Metro, https://metro.co.uk/2019/05/01/theresa-may-answers-fewer-questions-cameron-major-thatcher-9372749/

Sky News, https://news.sky.com/story/theresa-may-most-evasive-conservative-pm-when-answering-questions-11708313

The Sun, https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/8975884/theresa-may-most-evasive-prime-minister/

Yorkshire Post, https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/opinion/columnists/stop-dodging-the-question-theresa-may-and-answer-this-one-the-yorkshire-post-says-1-9741147

iNews. https://inews.co.uk/news/politics/theresa-may-most-evasive-tory-prime-minister-research-shows/


BBC1 “Look North”. Interview with Harry Gration on the 2017 general election campaign. 2 June, 2017.

BBC2 “The Daily Politics”. Interview with Andrew Neil on Theresa May’s interview style. 27 October, 2016

BBC Radio 5 Live, interview on Theresa May’s interview style, 26 October, 2016.

The Guardian, 26 October, 2016: “Pass Notes: The art of question dodging: is Theresa May the slipperiest of them all? https://www.theguardian.com/politics/shortcuts/2016/oct/26/question-dodging-theresa-may-slipperiest-politician-equivocation

The Guardian, 26 October, 2016: “Never give a straight answer: how I learned to talk like a politician” https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/oct/28/never-give-a-straight-answer-zoe-williams-learns-to-talk-like-a-politician.

BBC1 “The Politics Show”. Interview with Jo Coburn on Jeremy Corbyn’s performance at PMQs. 27 April, 2016.


A principal contributor to the 8-part series on interpersonal compatibility, entitled Is This the One? (broadcast August 2004). Also, contributor to the programme Iraq: How the War was Spun (broadcast March 2004).

Discovery TV Channel

Interview for New Scientist Reports.

BBC Radio 4 & Radio 5 Live

Has been interviewed regularly for both channels, including appearances on All in the Mind, The Westminster Hour, Broadcasting House, the Today programme, and Late Night Live.

Contributor to the feature programmes Clappers - A History of Applause and Kebabbed - The Story of the Political Interview.

London LBC Radio

Interviewed by Ian Collins on the results of the UK local elections (5 May 2012).

Interviews with Nick Ferrari on: Gordon Brown's speech to the Labour Party conference (30 September 2009); body language of Baroness Scotland in relation to her statement about employing an illegal immigrant (23 September 2009); Gordon Brown’s responses to questions (26 August & 2 July 2009); political apologies (12 May 2009).


Research on political language has been regularly reported in all the daily UK broadsheets (The Guardian, The Independent, The Times, The Daily Telegraph).