The British are still having elections!
Things got terribly exciting for the British journalists yesterday when Gordon Brown committed a ‘gaffe’.
He was talking to a sweet old lady (sweet by British standards. In Britain anybody who doesn’t get drunk and beat up their husbands or have bad teeth is referred to as ‘sweet’.) who asked him “All these eastern Europeans are coming in, where are they flocking from?”.
Instead of answering her by saying “East Europeans? They come from Africa, of course!” or telling her to shut her gob, the Prime Minister said some boilerplate about immigration and then asked her about her grandchildren.
Well, that was that.
Afterwards, while heading back to his car, the following happened:
But Mr Brown was still wearing a microphone provided by Sky News, which recorded him turning to his aide Justin Forsyth, and pronouncing: “That was a disaster.”
He added: “Whose idea was that?” He then blamed “Sue” – Sue Nye his longest serving aide and friend.
He was then asked by the aide what Mrs Duffy had said.
He replied: “Everything, she was just a sort of bigoted woman who said she used to be Labour.”
Basically he called his whole base (working middle class who are worried about “them immigrants stealing me job” ), bigots.
Although, when I first heard that Gordon Brown had called someone a bigoted lady, I thought he had run into David Cameroon.
This is probably the first mildly interesting thing to happen to Gordon Brown.
Now, since anything that happens in this election has to be compared to the 2008 US Presidential elections, because that was the only election that happened on earth ever, the sweet racist lady is now Britain’s Joe the Plumber. Damn. I hate that guy!
Anyways, sweet racist lady, Mrs. Gillian Duffy, now has an agent. and stands to profit to the tune of £250,000.
That will buy her a lot of East European maids, won’t it?
Strangely, for the first time, all the brown people in Britain are going “Wait, someone said something racist and it wasn’t about one of us? That’s a bloody miracle!” In fact, the were missing racism so much they decided to go to the airport, just to be racially profiled, for old times sake.