The question was put to Mr Brown no fewer than 12 times (which, as it happens, is the exact number of times Jeremy Paxman put his question to Michael Howard in the notorious 1997 Newsnight interview).Dear god, won't someone take charge and put this nincompoop out of his misery?
Time and again they asked what has become a staple question of Mumsnet interviews. “May I ask you what your favourite biscuits are?” said one mother. “What biscuit, Mr Brown, please, before you leave!” pressed another. Steadfast to the end, Mr Brown refused to answer. One member, MadameDefarge, said: “Maybe he needs to consult with his advisers on what would be the most vote-winning biscuit to admit to liking?”
Saturday 17 October 2009
and gentlemen, the Prime Minister...'
Over at 'Harry's Place', we learn that our Prime Mentalist cannot even manage to tell a bunch of radio-listening housewives the name of his favourite biscuit: