This has not been a good year for Prime Minister Gordon Brown from the moment economies all over the world collapsed to the institution of the Chilcot inquiry which has revealed one blunder after another in the Tony Blair government in which he served. The PM was on the political trail when he was introduced to an elderly woman who supported his Labor party. After a seemingly pleasant chat about several issues such as immigration and education, Brown wished Mrs. Duffy a fond farewell, climbed into his car and exploded in anger without realizing he was still wearing a Sky News microphone. He referred to the seemingly harmless chat as “a disaster… should never have put me with that woman. Whose idea was that. Just ridiculous.” An aide asked what upset him and Brown replied: “everything, she was just the sort of bigoted woman who said she used to be Labor.”
There is something weird about a woman out soliciting votes for the Labor party who is attacked by the prime minister. Is there a screw loose somewhere?