In 1973 or thereabouts Margaret Thatcher appeared on a programme with lots of children, who put questions to her. Gordon Brown has repeated the experience in a programme which will be shown tomorrow night on Channel 5 at 7.15pm. Sky has just broadcast an excerpt. He admitted he has cried over the health of his son Fraser, his favourite singer is Leona, that Churchill and Lloyd George are Britain's two greatest Prime Ministers and that he will talk to the FA about girls being allowed to play football with boys.
Actually, from the excerpt that was shown he put in a rather good performance. Doing a programme like that is full of risks with few rewards. To come out of it unscathed is a major victory. I suppose my only questions is: why on earth did he do it in the first place? Are is advisers really so desparate to show his human side that they put him in situations where he could easily fail? Whatever the reason, it's to his credit that he didn't.
And I think that is the first time I have said anything nice about Gordon Brown on this blog!