Matthew Parris shreds Brown's Euro-speech
Nearly a million and a half people have watched the Youtube clip of Conservative MEP Dan Hannan tearing into Gordon Brown after his hapless address to the European Parliament. So much so that it has eclipsed Brown's speech itself.
I was interested to read Matthew Parris's take on the original speech to which Dan was replying, which he describes as "one of the worst speeches by a British prime minister it's been my misfortune to encounter in 40 years following politics."
"This hole in the air encased in a suit of clunking verbal armour? This truck-load of clichéd grandiloquence in hopeless pursuit of anything that might count as the faintest apology for an idea? Words fail me.
They certainly failed Gordon Brown"
If such a thing were possible, Matthew Parris was even less impressed by Gordon Brown than Dan Hannan was. You can read his full article here.