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April 28, 2010

The Moment Gordon Brown Killed The Labour Party

Labour was already in big trouble in the upcoming British elections but Gordon Brown just sunk his party.

Apparently he was doing a bit of campaigning while wearing a mic for a TV reporter. He seemed to have forgotten that he was miced up and while talking to an aide he was caught calling a lifelong Labour voter "a bigot".

Watch her reaction as she is told this and hears the Prime Minister say it.

Here's a transcript of the conversation Brown had with the woman. She mostly talks about the economy and touches briefly on immigration, which is a big issue in the UK.

Duffy: Look, the three main things that I had drummed in when I was a child was education, health service and looking after people who are vulnerable. There are too many people now who aren’t vulnerable but they can claim and people who are vulnerable can’t get claim.

Brown: But they shouldn’t be doing that, there is no life for people on the dole anymore, if you’re unemployed you’ve got to go back to work. At six months –

Duffy: You can’t say anything about the immigrants because you’re saying you’re – but all these eastern Europeans coming in, where are they flocking from?

Brown: A million people come in from Europe, but a million British people have gone into Europe, you do know there’s a lot of British people staying in Europe as well. So education, health and helping people, that’s what I’m about.

Duffy: I hope you keep to it.

Between the utter contempt shown by Brown for this woman and her concerns and the image of a 65 year old woman gob smacked by her PM's words are simply devastating to him and his party.

Watch the video at the link. Brown's reaction (about 1:43 in) when they play the tape for him of his remarks is priceless. He's a dead man walking and he knows it.

Now you know why Democrats are going to want to avoid town hall meetings again this summer.


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