Friday, 8 May 2009
Poor Gordon Brown makes a Nazi gaffe this time
Poor, beleagured, Gordon Brown.
He really hasn't had a great week: losing not only a vote in the House of Commons - but the goodwill of much of the country - over whether or not to allow former Ghurkas to retire, with their families, in the UK, being attacked by his own ministers over his clumsy YouTube video - oh and getting caught giving his brother six grand of taxpayers' cash for a 'cleaner'.
And then to cap it all Mr Brown somehow was allowed to be photographed in front of a wall with children’s images of the Second World War, including several swastikas, at Prendergast-Hilly Fields College in Lewisham, southeast London.
The images were part of a school project entitled Life in Nazi Germany and there were other displays in the room, such as Life in Rome, but Downing Street defended its handling of the visit, arguing that it would have been a bigger story if it had asked the pupils to take their work down.
I don't think it's that Gord is trying to be an idiot - just that he, and all his Malcolm Tucker style advisors - have just giving up trying altogether.