The growing pressure on him appeared to show during an interview with The Mail on Sunday, in which he refused to answer questions about his hopes of survival. ‘I’m happy to talk to you because you are here,’ he snapped. ‘I have given you special time. That is very good of me. You are very fortunate. I am not going to do an all-round interview about everything that is happening in politics. People are less interested in personalities and more interested in policies.’
Mr Brown insisted that he would steer Britain through the economic downturn. Asked if he was confident he would still be in a job by Christmas, he replied: ‘Of course. I am totally focused on only one thing and that is taking this country through these difficult economic circumstances.’ But his irritation grew when it was suggested he was ‘feeling the pressure’. He observed sharply to an aide: ‘I was told this would be five minutes.’
Can you seriously imagine any other politician saying this?
I’m happy to talk to you because you are here,’ he snapped. ‘I have given you special time. That is very good of me. You are very fortunate.
Sounds more like the rantings of a demogogic dictator rather than a British Prime Minister.