Sunday, 15 November 2009

In defence of Gordon

I am not a Labour Party supporter - as a wishy-washy liberal (even if I do tend to read the Times rather than the Guardian) with the surname Clegg, I don't have much choice, really. But I do want to express sympathy for Gordon Brown over the whole Sun/Jacqui Janes letter furore.

Given the demands on his time, I think Gordon Brown should be patted on the back for hand writing letters of condolence - and if he makes a few spelling mistakes, so what?

I have every sympathy for Jacqui Janes as a grieving mother, but I do think two questions in all the blame game over whether it's the Sun or Gordon Brown at fault don't seem to be answered. How come an ordinary person like Ms Janes records her phone calls? This seems a very strange act. And how did the recording get to the Sun? Were they tapping her phone? Or the Prime Minister's phone? If so, the Sun should be in a lot more trouble than it is. If not, it's hard not to question the motives of whoever supplied the recording to a newspaper like that.

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6 comments:

  1. Good point. I read somewhere there was a friend in the room...if that's all it was (rather than a recording which I understand is illegal unless you've told the person concerned you're recording them) then I suppose the accuracy is questionable.

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  2. I heard on the radio what was claimed to be part of the recording (her side of it only)...

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  3. Excellent points as always, Mr. Clegg!

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  5. Apologies for deletion above - I've no idea why it logged me in as "Litopia" - some technical tie-in weirdness. My opinions were my own, nothing to do with Litopia, so I've deleted it.

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  6. No worries - we're just left wondering what those opinions were now!

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