A bad case of the sulks

by Stephen Tall on April 9, 2006

Those who doubt Gordon Brown has the right temperament to become Prime Minister, will not have had their fears confounded by Andrew Rawnsley’s account of what happened following Labour’s ludicrously stage-managed media launch on Thursday:

More revealing about [Blair and Brown’s] tortured relationship is what actually happened when the two men were forced into each other’s company on the back seat of the limo. The Prime Minister tried to engage the Chancellor in conversation. I’m told that Mr Brown responded by taking out some papers and burying himself behind them, refusing to reply to every overture until Mr Blair finally gave up trying to make conversation. The journey passed in a bitter silence.

Y’know, it would be nice if our next Prime Minister could behave like a grown-up.