Friday, 24 April 2009

Brown's Tantrums

Interesting article from Bloomberg that alleges the PM has something of temper. I appreciate the man has a tough job to do, but the fact is he is now living with the mistakes he made as Chancellor. And we are paying for them.

An excerpt reads:

The strain shows, say current and former Brown aides: Among other things, it has inflamed a temper that has always been the subject of gallows humor among those who work with him, they say.
The prime minister, 58, has hurled pens and even a stapler at aides, according to one; he says he once saw the leader of Britain’s 61 million people shove a laser printer off a desk in a rage. Another aide was warned to watch out for “flying
Nokias” when he joined Brown’s team.
The ‘News Sandwich’
One staffer says a colleague developed a technique called a “news sandwich” -- first telling the prime minister about a recent piece of good coverage before delivering bad news, and then moving quickly to tell him about something good coming soon.


This is denied later on however. You can read the whole article here.

1 comment:

The Aberdonian said...

Maybe he is closer to Heathcliff (whom he compared himself to last year) than we would like to admit----

(The Times showed a cartoon of a Brown Heathcliff strangling Jaqui Smith (Cathy - I do not know Wuthering Heights beyond the Kate Bush song) on some remote Yorkshire Moor about that time!)

I remember last year or so a documentary of the Blair-Brown relationship. It portrayed "Brown" grabbing "Blair" by the throat and slamming him off a wall and screaming "when are you going to resign!"

A gross exaggeration of actual events - I hope.