A familiar UK politician was shown a picture of Ant and Dec ( you may not know them) : he looked blank.
The country was in an uproar, and the faith we had in politicians was shaken to its foundations.
He had hardly claimed the pedestal of power when this monumental ignorance in his knowledge was exposed.
No degree in political science or notches carved on the pole of social standing could ever make up for this.
We fancy we ‘know ‘ all sorts of people who we outwardly recognize, but when the chips are down it’s only ourselves we are really familiar with.