Friday 27 April 2018

Why Brown's bad temper doesn't make him a bully

The 'B word' has been bandied about so much that it has often unfairly singled out the accused, writes Carol Hunt

Carol Hunt

Carol Hunt

IT'S always a small joy when a potentially dull and dreary story turns out to have supermodel legs. This one started last Sunday with Peter Mandelson swiping away claims made by Observer journalist Andrew Rawnsley (in his book The End of the Party) about Gordon Brown throwing things at staff, pushing them aside and shouting loudly.

Imagine, Gordon Brown has a bad temper, who knew?

Hilariously, when Brown discovered that some idiot had lost a computer disk containing 20 million British people's personal banking details, he leaped across his desk to grab the lapels of his deputy chief of staff and snarled: "They're out to get me." Forget Heathcliff; cue the James Bond theme music.

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