This election seems to be about the leaders debates and nothing else. So it seems strange that I should double post on a Wednesday, but today something finally happened.
Bowing to pressure, the Labour party today allowed Gordon Brown to meet a member of the public. After being ranted and raved at by the woman, Gillian Duffy from Rochdale, Brown got into his car. Unknown to him, his mic was still on and he was heard to remark on his displeasure about the exchange and called Duffy a “bigoted woman”.
Whilst the rest of the world was recoiling in horror, I was suddenly hopeful. Was this the beginning of a new era of politics? Would politicians finally turn on the public and tell it as it is? Perhaps they all would put on a united front and turn on the ungrateful unwashed? It’s about time, the British public have had it coming with all their moaning and cynicism. Up till now they have been doted on by the media like a toddler, praise being heaped for every inane email sent in and every reactionary letter printed. Well not anymore! You’re all idiots, and it’s about time you were told!
Sadly my hopes were dashed when Gordon Brown apologised and went back to chat to the woman once more to make amends (this time beyond the cameras). I strongly suspect he threatened to have her shot.
NOTE: Perhaps this is further evidence that Labour don’t want to win this election. Tomorrow Brown’s going to strangle a puppy and sit on a baby.