Could the stress of the last couple of months have all been too much for the PM? Has he finally lost the plot...who knows what other fantastical beliefs he may have?
"We were never allowed above all the noise to put forward our message about the future for our public services and our country," he said, showing that he is still unaware that nobody cares about Labour's policies anymore, being so angry at what is seen by many as the widespread ripping off of the tax-paying public by MPs, and indicates his belief that people will return to the party once they begin to see the benefits of the anti-expenses abuse legislation he is putting into place. Unfortunately, he is also unaware that the population as a whole no longer has any faith in his or any other politician's integrity and that the new measures aren't worth the paper they're printed on. There's also a small problem called David Cameron, who has proved himself far quicker off the mark than Mr. Brown. He admitted that MPs had been in the wrong and vowed to do something about it long before Gordon did, and although most of the electorate are so disenchanted with Parliament that they won't even bother to go to the polling
You can say what you like, Mr. Brown. Nobody is listening to you anymore - they just want you to go.
It may be unfair that Labour is bearing the brunt of the population's anger over expenses, but Labour was the party in power when it happened and it's the sort of scandal that, as far as many people are concerned, can only be remedied by change. Mr. Cameron, who for all his faults has his finger on the button, is very good at gauging popular opinion; chiefly because, unlike Gordon, he listens. Whether or not he will also act remains to be seen when he becomes Prime Minister next June.