Jon Snow’s interview in the Standard today makes for perfect post-lunch reading:
‘Sex comes into every evaluation of a woman, there’s no doubt about it. It’s there. Once you’ve established a friendship or a working relationship with a woman, it’s parked. But it’s an interesting barrier. When you’ve gone through it and arrived at the other side, it’s never a problem again. Well I’m not saying it is a problem at all, it’s rather a delicious thing really, ‘what might have been?’ or ‘what could be’. It’s a natural animal element of sustaining life.’
Mr S has to wonder what Snow’s colleagues and female guests will make of this ‘delicious thing’. His fellow Channel 4 News presenter Cathy Newman is a leading columnist at the Telegraph’s new women’s section, so this debate about the ‘natural animal element’ could run and run.