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His straight talking does not sit easy with people who prefer to waste time talking shop but Donald Trump speaks the language of most ordinary people.
Hopefully those selecting Sir Jon's successor will realise humour and straight talking - and having good taste in music - go a long way in this city.
Straight Talking chief executive Hilary Pannick said: "High youth unemployment and cuts to local authority funded pregnancy prevention and sex education programmes could be behind this."
I am a straight talking Yorkshireman and so when I pay my money to go to a match I'm entitled to say my piece.
This lack of straight talking is collectively costing the UK's small businesses almost three million working hours a week, or more than pounds 36m in wasted, meaningless conversations.* T-Mobile recently surveyed Newcastle small business owners about their attitude to lengthy business conversations and found that over a third of Geordies (37%) believe the North East to be most straight talking.
Steve Denison, Northern chairman of Pricewaterhouse-Coopers LLP, said that straight talking and hard work could pay off.
LUNCHTIME snoozefest Loose Women finally delivers some proper straight talking - and ITV's simpering cowards instantly pull the plug and kick the great Joan Rivers out of the studio!
Workers say they respond to managers who are straight talking and honest, but also someone who is approachable and friendly."