Hugh wrote:I just heard them call Brown's gaffe "bigot-gate".
Seriously? Seriously? Wtf.
Watergate is to "bigot-gate" as 9/11 is to public vandalism, I want to kill a journalist right now just for the arrogance it takes to say something that stupid.
I don't know how much you saw but the whole story was a day long car crash.
There are 4 video clips on YouTube to watch:
1. When Brown is chatting to Mrs Duffy before getting in the car and getting caught while the mic was still on.
2. Watching the poor women's reaction when the reporter told her what Brown had just said. I don't agree with her politics but she is a genuine, honest lady and was obviously hurt and upset.
3. The best clip is when Brown did a show on Radio 2. There was a camera on him as the present played him the tape. At this stage, Brown didn't even realise he had been recorded.
4. The final clip is when he drove back up to Rochdale to apologise to her. He spent 40 mins in the house, presumably trying to persuade her to come outside for a photo which she refused. He stood there saying how mortified he was with that retarded grin on his face.
I couldn't believe I was watching the actions of a man who is the leader of a major country.
In the evening he got battered in the final leaders debate and after that, the governments "Website Minister" (or whatever stupid job title they have) managed to break the law by posting part of the result of the postal votes for one of the seats - Bristol East. The police are investigating as the crime does carry a prison sentence.