Dear Chief Secretary to the Treasury,
I'm afraid to tell you there's no money left.
Signed, Liam Byrne

(Outgoing Labour Chief Secretary to the Treasury. May 2010)

Friday, 30 April 2010

Trying to "smear" Mrs Duffy was claimed that Mr Brown had misheard the 66-year-old and had though she had asked 'where are they f***ing from?'
If this is true it shows, yet again, how completely and utterly out of touch they are with the ordinary people who have always voted Labour.

Ordinary people don't swear. Ordinary people don't use foul language, especially not people like Mrs Duffy, and especially not in front of television cameras or when speaking to leaders of political parties - who they respect because of what they are (or were), not because of who they are.

How dare they try to 'smear' her in a feeble attempt to paper over the yawning chasms cracks. It is not reasonable, or acceptable, to try to destroy the character of an ordinary woman in an attempt to make political gain.

Mrs Rigby is so angry, so incredibly angry.

This is, perhaps the first time in many years that Mrs Rigby would support a claim for attempted character assassination, libel, alongside a demand for significant compensation for hurt and emotional distress.

Why on earth should a 66 year old widow have to put up with this, just because she went out for a loaf of bread and happened to see Mr Brown - leader of the Labour Party and one-time Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Mrs Rigby hopes this is the final nail in the coffin of the disgusting "New Labour" project. The party needs cleaning out, it needs to be destroyed and rebuilt from the bottom up.

As much as Mrs Rigby dislikes Alan Johnson, at least he seems to acknowledge his real working class roots - unlike the privileged and socially advantaged, sneering, social-climbing, arrogant Milibands, and male and female Balls and that despicable misandrist Harman woman.

If Mrs Rigby lived in Rochdale, which she doesn't, she would probably vote BNP - out of spite, just to show them her contempt.


Goodnight Vienna said...

It's incredible that spinners can come up with that excuse! As you say Mrs R, a woman like that wouldn't use such language. Surely Brown gained some insight after chatting to her for 4 mins or so - she was very respectful to him. No, this feeble excuse won't wash.

John R said...

If he really thought she had sworn why was he smiling (I use the word to describe his robo-rictus rather than a normal human smile) and saying "good to meet you" as they parted?

Surely he would have said something at the time if he'd really thought she'd sworn about immigrants?

Pathetic excuse! Just like his so called apology.

Macheath said...

It emerged yesterday that the Prime Minister's advisers desperately tried to twist Mrs Duffy's arm to stand beside him for the cameras after he returned to her house to apologise on Wednesday.

Perhaps an unfortunate choice of words by the Mail...

subrosa said...

You should have heard the yelling here when Sky broadcast the photos of Brown leaving Mrs Duffy's home. He looked so smug and detestable.

ps The TV is still intact - just.

Macheath said...

GV - been thinking; if it's actually true that he misunderstood, then the only person to believe that she swore was Brown himself.

I'm not sure he has sufficient grasp of the niceties of English society (or possibly reality) to know how unlikely it would be - after all, how often have they let him out to meet real people in unplanned situations?

Mrs Rigby said...

@ All.

No excuse should have been necessary, not if he truly believed what he said. He only apologised because other people said he was wrong, which indicates how malleable he is - at least he is now, he may not have been so in the past.