Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Fun time with Silvio?

The press briefing earlier was one of the better ones Brown has done recently.

Not that it was overly gripping – but at least he seemed to relax a bit about half way through which meant he didn’t go all defensive.

It was surprising because the first answer he gave was particularly rubbish – he’d been asked whether he agreed with four fifths of people in a survey who reckoned cuts would have to be made after the next election.

He replied that it was all about the way in which you asked the question. If, instead, you asked people if they thought spending on police and ambulances should be protected then they would say yes.

What? That’s not asking the question in a different way – it is asking a totally different question. It’s like saying, “ask people if they think Mother Theresa was good, they’ll say yes.”

On the whole though it felt like the PM was loosening up for a summer holiday, even though he said he was only going away for a few days.

He even chuckled at one reporter’s suggestion that he deserved a longer holiday – “Berlusconi’s villa seems fun,” she said.


Oldrightie said...

Arse licker!

Bill Quango MP said...

A longer holiday? Good idea. Take a about a year.

Martin Curtis said...

His defence of the Government's position on helicopters was shocking:


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