Sunday, 26 April 2009

El Gordo

It seems I may be one of the few people in the UK who thinks Gordon Brown's performance was a perfectly creditable piece of public speaking. I guess my ability to detect mental illness through hand gestures just isn't up to the standards of the rest of the population - I must be in the wrong job.

3 comments:

Dr John Crippen said...

No, I think you may be the ONLY person in the UK!

I really do belief it is possible to draw some conclusions about the Brown psyche.

Watch it again. In particular, watch the cringe-making inappropriate affect

John

Anonymous said...

What an awful performance.

He should have consulted whoever coached Margaret "Greed is Good" Thatcher.

pj said...

Yeah, there is inappropriate affect, but that doesn't count as a psychological insight when the person is public speaking. Half of those gestures are straight out of the Blair book.

Everyone I've heard who's met Brown personally says he's perfectly nice and normal but not a great public speaker - hell, I'm not a great public speaker either - and I'd be distinctly unimpressed if people, especially those who should know better, tried to infer psychological flaws on the basis of that.