"They're not like us, are they? Politicians, I mean."
What a strange things to say, I thought. But then I realised that Humphrys was probably reflecting the view of most of his listeners. The challenge for politicians is to demonstrate that actually, they do lead similar lives to the rest of the population and do not live in ivory towers. The only politicians who should genuinely look at themselves and analyse whether they have lost touch with reality are government ministers (and I'd say this if they were Tories). If you spend ten years in government, especially at the top end, it is too easy to lose touch with what so-called 'ordinary people' are thinking. And I think that is part of Labour's problem at the moment.