As a politician I have never sought the public eye for its own sake.
I have never believed presentation should be a substitute for policy. I do
not believe politics is about celebrity.
I've taken Brown to task before for his conflicting record in this area (see HERE), but he really has taken the biscuit this time. Just before his glitzy launch he paid a visit to Michaeljohn hairdessers in Mayfair for a £100 hair cut. Nothing wrong with that - Michaeljohn did a very good job. But Michaeljohn is the most famous celebrity hairdresser in London. If Gordon hates celebrity so much, why did he not pay a visit to his local barber shop and get a short back and sides for a tenner? You don't just go to Michaeljohn for a haircut - you go to be seen.