I succumbed to the temptation of spending a day in the sunshine yesterday so apologies for being a little tardy with this post. Gordon Brown is to appear on Songs of Praise to reconnect with voters after the shambles he's made of leading the country.
Aides hope the move will help the Prime Minister reconnect with Middle Britain after a torrid few weeks which have seen him struggle to survive. The interview will form part of a 'fightback' strategy which will see Mr Brown attempt to put forward a more human image to voters.
'The BBC is understood to have approached the Prime Minister before the expenses scandal engulfed parliament, but the programme could nevertheless present him with an opportunity to reassert his credentials as a devout and honest politician.'
Who is advising him on the PR side? Whoever they are it's evident that they are as much out of touch as he is. Is this Peter Mandelson's idea? That wouldn't be a surprise as he's quite happy to encourage Gordon to hang himself from a great height. The Guardian's interview this weekend was nauseating and the first of many efforts to tell the cynical electorate their opinion of the PM is wrong.
I read somewhere this weekend that Mandelson is desperate to ensure Gordon stays in place until Ireland has voted YES in September for the Lisbon Treaty then it won't matter if he goes or stays because David Cameron, should he be elected, will be unable to make any changes or hold a referendum. My guess this is the work of Mandelson. He's very aware what happened when Tony Blair attempted to bring religion directly into politics and he's quite happy to allow Gordon to make the same mistake. Bad idea this one Gordon, particularly since you continue to lie to the public.