Gordon Up Close

August 16, 2010 at 5:08 am / by

This article was published on April 9 on the Progress website.

Gordon Brown

This week I had the chance to spend some time observing Gordon Brown in the flesh. More than being excited, I was curious…

It’s all very well being in the midst of a throng of Labour party faithfuls where you get thanked for all you do but scrutinising him up close and personal is a different ballgame altogether.

The truth is that if every voter in the country could spend two minutes talking to Gordon Brown, Labour would win by a landslide. Forget cycling to work, forget the white opened-neck shirts, forget chilling on a beach in Cornwall. Frankly speaking Gordon Brown actually knows how to run the country.

The clarity of his answers when you ask him questions about Labour’s policies is what impressed me. His ability to relate effortlessly to people from different ages is what assured me. His progressive ideas when it comes to gay rights is what filled me with confidence about the future.

And, finally, his ability to remember all the marginal seats that Labour are targeting (including those in Gloucestershire) reinforced my belief that Gordon Brown is the only credible PPM in this election.

For those of you reading this and dismissing me as a Labour hack – actually I’ve disagreed with a lot of Labour policies and politicians in the past. Just read my previous articles if you’re in doubt. Or better yet, ask my colleagues in the party……!!