ID: On your relations with Gordon Brown it seems to me that there’s an absolute mutual loathing there, which sometimes goes beyond where it should.
DC: When we meet each other at state functions we’re perfectly polite and we get on.
ID: But when you were walking together to the House of Lords for the Queen’s Speech you had a complete poker face and didn’t say a word to him.
DC: I couldn’t! I couldn’t get a word in edgeways! He launches into a long conversation and that’s it. I would have loved to have said something, but I didn’t get the chance. Maybe next year.
ID: Describe Gordon Brown in one word.
DC: [long pause] Wrong.
Monday, February 16, 2009
Brown Tries to Ban Cameron From Thatcher Dinner
The increasingly bitter relationship between David Cameron and Gordon Brown seems to have plumbed new depths, with THIS report that Gordon Brown tried to strike Cameron's name off the guestlist of a dinner to mark the unveiling of a portrait of her at Number Ten. I asked Cameron about this fraught relationship in my interview with him for Total Politics...