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Brown’s ‘bigot’ blunder plunges Labour campaign into crisis

Publié par carmion le 29/04/2010

Roland Watson

"Gordon Brown prostrated himself as a penitent sinner yesterday after a brush with a voter triggered a calamitous chain of events that threatened to derail Labour on the eve of tonight's pivotal TV debate.

"The Prime Minister spent an unscheduled 45 minutes inside the terraced house of Gillian Duffy apologising to the Labour-supporting widow for insulting her behind her back.

"His muttered description of her as a bigoted woman, picked up by a microphone as he drove off from their combative but apparently friendly encounter, plunged Labour's high command into its most serious crisis of the campaign."

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"Brown’s ‘bigot’ blunder plunges Labour campaign into crisis", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), avril 2010. Consulté le 21/02/2018. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/brown-s-bigot-blunder-plunges-labour-campaign-into-crisis