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Brown going down?

April 29, 2010

There are ten days remaining until the general election and every candidate across the country is campaigning relentlessly to ensure themselves, and their party, the best possible chances when the general public cast their vote. MPs everywhere are sending letters, making public appearances generally doing all they can to sweeten the people who will decide their political futures. All, that is, except for Gordon Brown who, during this crucial stage of his career, completely forgot to remove his media microphone before proceeding to verbally attack a self-confessed Labour supporter, allowing the British voting public a peak at the truthful character hiding behind the ‘earnest’ and smiling public face.

I am not for a second suggesting that we punish Mr. Brown for feeling frustration and anger at the number of tricky questions he has had to face; surely any one of us would feel similarly if put in his position? However, having spent a number of years at the forefront of British politics, it seems to me ridiculous that he should forget such a simple thing as turning off his microphone before proceeding to verbally insult an inquisitive Labour supporter who, in all honesty, should be saluted for being brave enough to ask the questions to which we all want answers.

Mr. Brown has since apologized to the voter, a sixty-five year old widower from Rochdale, paying her a personal visit in order to right his wrongs. Speaking to the BBC yesterday, Mrs. Duffy had this to say of Brown,

‘He’s supposed to be leading the country and he’s calling an ordinary woman who’s come up and asked questions that most people would ask him… It’s going to be tax, tax, tax for another 20 years to get out of this national debt, and he’s calling me a bigot.’

It will be interesting to see if and how Gordon manages to wriggle out of this blunder during tonight’s public debate. With the majority of the country’s national publications gleefully parading his shame on their front pages, it is clear that this is a slip that he will not be allowed to forget any time soon. Bring on May 6th eh, Gordon?

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