This morning Gordon "Mavis" Brown is trying to repair the massive damage he has done to the Labour party. He is facing a "stalking horse" and a Cabinet plot to get rid of him. He's been on the Andrew Marr show (33mins in) already and to be honest Andrew actually stuck it to him for a change. I had to laugh when Gordon said "I feel your pain". He had the cheek to make out that he had it rough during his childhood - what a bare faced lie - the man is from a wealthy family and wouldn't know rough if it punched him in the nose in a Taxi rank. Andrew asked him what new policies he had or which ones he would change to make life better for voters. Gordon had nothing. Nothing but waffle about how great he has been and that he was the right man to lead the country. I think the people have quite clearly stated that they don't share his high opinion of himself.
Brown is now on SKY being interviewed by Adam Boulton and if anything Adam is giving him a harder time than Andrew Marr did. If I hear the "when I get up in the morning" line once more... Oh and the "when I travel around the country". Adam asked Brown if he thought he could beat Cameron in the next election. He said "of course" and then came out with a very unfortunate line: "the people have held a referendum on the government". Not the referendum we really want though is it? Lisbon anyone? Adam did get a little bite out of Gordon when he attacked his Cabinet, saying it was weak when compared to the Tory alternative. You could definitely hear the anger in Brown's voice.
What was Brown thinking when he agreed to these interviews? Did he think he was in for an easy time? Did he think his usual waffle about the last ten years would see him bluff his way through. Brown once again dropped the ball and underestimated the level of scrutiny he would be put under this morning. He had nothing prepared. Nothing.
These interviews will have only spurred on those in his party who now think he is a liability that must be removed.