Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Photo of the Day (Bigoted face-palm edition)

    
screen-grab of Gordon Brown on Radio 2 listening to a playback of himself calling a pensioner a "bigoted woman".


Never mind photo of the day - this is the photo of the whole campaign as far as the Druid is concerned.
    
UPDATE: The BBC's Nick Robinson has just said:

“For those of us that have known Gordon Brown for many years, what we have just seen is no huge surprise I have to say.”
       

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

You should have added a caption to that, "Oh god it's over..."

The Druid of Anglesey said...

Anon - its certainly all over now...!

On The QT said...

Did you notice the ITV subtitles of the conversation in the car.
Including the "THUD". Do you think he may have punched the car seat?

Sospan said...

It's a sad day for us all. No one should have been treated in that way for expressing their opinions and asking some very relevant questions.
I only hope that others who seek election at this time learn from this and understand the need to treat people with respect and know that they are the servants of the people and not the other way around.

John Vooght said...

I could be cynical and say she was a plant; how often do you see an old lady see a police cordon, ask the nice policeman if that's GB over there, and then get allowed anywhere near to talk to him? I'd put a decent 5 pence on some Tory having gotten a much better story out of it than could possibly have been dreamed-up by even the worst party activist.

Somehow, I almost feel sorry watching GB in the studio. Life is hard in politics...

Concerned Citizen said...

It was one of Labour's press team that took the nice old lady to meet Mr Brown, she was after all a labour supporter. One thing she said tickles me which and not quoting directly was along the lines of:

"All these Eastern Europeans coming over here, where do they all come from?" bless here.

Anonymous said...

Hold on. I went shopping at Asda Llangefni the other day only to find I could not walk down the aisles - because Albert Owen, Peter Hain, John Chortlton and at least another dozen men in black suits were agressively accosting me. Many a lost vote there then- Labour never learn (they just pretend to be socialists who aspire to be tories - men in suits who want absolute power that they can then abuse) .

The Druid of Anglesey said...

Anon 02:52 - Dylan Rees and Dafydd Wigley were spotted in Asda Llangefni doing the same thing yesterday.

The Rock said...

Just love this idea that the Rochdale incident was down to a Tory plant. Really impressive stuff if the Tory machine can even influence what GB says in the privacy of his own car.
Apart from calling the woman a bigot for raising the question of immigration (one might be surprised it was not the usual Labour racist tag!) it was also noticeably how quickly GB blamed one of his own staff. This is one bad tempered man and it has been fun since watching various Labour team members trying desperately to put some positive spin on this one.
Maybe, fingers crossed and all that, this could just be the final nail!

Anonymous said...

Did you see Paxman's face last night when one of his guests said "I'm sure you've left the studio before now and said 'what a lying bastard' about your guests"(paraphrase).

Anonymous said...

Strange really (its the self professed Plaid Cymru supporter here again Druid) that there has not been one mention or reference here on how Dr Eurfyl ap Gwilym totally anhialated Paxman on Newsnight or that Ieuan Wyn Jones won the Welsh Leaders debate. You have now lost all credibilty dear Druid, and as one other contributor to this site said as you ritually ignored, denigrated and rubbished his/her opinions and views - I'm outta here. Never to return.

The Druid of Anglesey said...

Anon 02:25 - Actually you are wrong. We have discussed Dr Eurfyl's comments at length in the comments under this post: http://druidsrevenge.blogspot.com/2010/04/why-wales-is-least-competitive-region.html