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Why did Brown make this blunder?

Publié par Clifford Armion le 29/04/2010

Steve Richards

"Gordon Brown's campaign moves from being so controlled that he was scared of saying anything, to one where he is caught calling a Labour voter a bigot. No one could accuse Brown of being in control yesterday afternoon.

"Elections are based on an illusion that political leaders like and respect every single voter they meet. Voters are allowed to harangue leaders, but never the other way around. In private, no doubt leaders across the world despair of voters that they meet, but they never do so in public. In being recorded unaware by a microphone Brown has smashed the illusion into pieces. The spell is broken. When he meets voters in the future they will wonder what he is really thinking."

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"Why did Brown make this blunder?", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), avril 2010. Consulté le 28/11/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/why-did-brown-make-this-blunder-