If anyone had any doubts about whether Gordon Brown is a lying, manipulative, nasty piece of work, surely even they will have had their eyes opened by yesterday's events.
If the truth be told, it is not just Brown. ALL of the political elite believe that ordinary, working class people are racist, homophobic, xenophobic and bigoted. They have no interest in what we actually think about anything. However, Brown takes it to a new level. The bitterness with which he spoke about his encounter with Gillian Duffy, describing it as a disaster, probably tells us even more than the insults he used. It revealed that his only concern was about whether the media would 'use the pictures': within seconds of complimenting Mrs Duffy, he had completely forgotten her concerns and his only interest was in the effect it would have on his campaign. All he wants is to cling to the office to which he was never elected until the last possible moment.
It is ironic that lefties accuse David Cameron of believing, because of his background, that he has an entitlement to govern. Only one politician in the last century has bullied his way into office, without any election save the voters of Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath, in a way that would have shamed a banana republic. Zimbabwe and Iran have had elections for their leaders: corrupt and flawed, maybe, but more claim to legitimacy than Brown's premiership.
Good riddance, Gordon.