Politicians seem incapable of giving a straight answer when posed simple questions, sometimes because the question being asked simply cannot be dignified by a one word answer, other times because they are trying desperately to avoid revealing an ulterior motive or cock-up. But what do you call this kind of question?
Q: Is my t-shirt white or black? A: White
Q: Theresa, did you know about a reported failed Trident test when you addressed parliament during a debate on the renewal of Britain’s nuclear deterrent? A: Well, errr, I believe that..... strong and stable....