Friday, November 14, 2008

It was quite freudian really... wasn't it?

If you watch the video Brown says
"I do regret making a party political issue of this matter - I do regret that"
If you read Hansard Brown says,

I regret making a party political issue of this matter— [ Interruption. ] I do regret that
However, all everyone heard, be it Cameron, the press and bloggers was,

I do regret he's making a party political issue of this matter - I do regret that
Have we all not just auto-translated his words into what we think he "meant to say" whilst ignoring the fact that "what he said" was probably a freudian slip revealing his subconscious thought process at the time?

Just saying like.
Note: Depending on your political view this post may or may not be party political.

9 comments:

Doug said...

This is Westminster speak. He knows it's bad form to directly accuse Cameron and so Brown just laments party politics in a general way. However it quite clear that he intended the remark as a rebuke to Cameron for even asking questions about Baby P.

dizzy said...

You;re missing the point I think here. I;m not saying he didn't intend it to be, I'm just thinking his fuck up of words was what he really knew was the case of what he was saying, ergo freudian.

trevorsden said...

Brown just gabbles. Nothing freudian. You need to brush up on your Scots brogue

James Higham said...

Phew - shows how careful we need to be.

Anoneumouse said...

Should have gone to specsavers

ljuk said...

Dizzy, I wondered that too when I re-watched it, and it would chime with his thought processes.

Anonymous said...

The mans a cunt, makes Geoff Hoon look normal.

Alex said...

Brown used similar language this morning after Osborne's attack on economic policy, so it is beginning to looksas though Brown has been coached to avoid the question and turn any criticism into a personal/political matter by "regretting" that he has been criticised.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/7731163.stm

Carlos said...

"Doug said...
This is Westminster speak. He knows it's bad form to directly accuse Cameron"


So why do it then?

(Word veri - brown - I kid you not!)