Thee BBC are reporting that Gordon Brown thinks the criticism of his Afghanistan visit is “unfair”. As they say in the Army “dry your eyes princess!”
Brown knew that he would have to spin like a top to come out of the Chilcot enquiry with any dignity and he know the defence chiefs that he’d been screwing over for the last decade would kick off. The Afghan trip was a blatant attempt to divert attention and Brown was rumbled.
If you think I’m being harsh, please remember that Brown has form in this. Don’t forget the surprise trip to Iraq in the middle of the Conservative party conference?
Brown’s faux admiration for our troops is cynical and transparent and he shouldn’t be surprised when he is ridiculed for it.