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Gordon Brown morose 2010 We are led to believe that Gordon Brown wants to meet real people during the campaign, but the latest evidence suggests that this is in no way the case.

The footage is not yet available online (and as soon as it is I will post it here) but leaving an event in London this afternoon, a member of the public sought to ask the Prime Minister some perfectly reasonable questions about education.

But Brown completely ignored the man and proceeded back to his waiting chauffeur-driven car to be whisked away without the hassle of having to meet a voter who had not vetted by Labour HQ.

David Cameron, on the other hand, has taken questions from all comers at all of his campaign events and has handled them all very deftly.

Here's what the man, Ben Butterworth, was saying in vain to the Prime Minister:

"Can you tell us why my children can't get into the state schools of
their choice in our area? Gordon! Can you tell me why my children can't
get into the state schools of their choice in our area. Gordon, I
thought you wanted to talk to the public. You're not talking to us
Gordon. Can you tell me why my children can't get into the state
schools of their choice Gordon? Hello?? A joke, absolute joke."

6.45pm update:

Here is the footage and an interview with Mr Butterworth afterwards:


7.15pm update: Mr Butterworth has written on his blog about the incident and pointed out that he is a floating voter.

Jonathan Isaby

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