Those paintings didn’t bother me
Do you read any of the political blogs written about you and your government?
No, I don’t. I’ve been too busy trying to do my job.
Do you think the recent controversy over the painting was blown out of proportion?
I made no comment about it at the time. As far as I was concerned, it was obviously a stunt. I know some people thought it wasn’t in great taste, but I just stayed out of it. I have a thick enough political skin at this stage – formed over the 25 years I’ve been in this business – not to be bothered by something like that.