I posted this am about Browns letter to the mother of Guardsman Jamie Janes.
My usual good blog friends commented but 1 IMHO deserves a post of its own.
So credit to Tris.
I heard about this on this morning's Today Programme, where they repeat the news every half hour. After the first broadcast the ever loyal BBC had added that the Prime Minister has admitted having problems with his eyes.
Why, oh why is it that these people can never just put their hands up and say.... mea culpa... They are like children, there always has to be a "the dog ate it" kind of excuse.
No one would deny that he has to be a busy man; he's trying to hold together a country which he completely and utterly broke, but surely he could have taken the time to write the letter clearly and legibly without any mistakes. My dad used to make me write my "thank you letters" that way.
I suppose there are people who would take some sort of solace in the fact that the head of the government had taken time to write a letter like that, but Brown could give a masterclass in how not to do it.
Personally, I think that that letter should come from the head of state, not some fly by night, here today, gone tomorrow politician.
If Elizabeth reads this blog she might like to think about it.
In the meantime, if the Prime Minister reads it, I'd advise him of this:
Remember that you are writing, not as an individual. When you write on that paper that we provide you are writing on behalf of all of us. A profoundly serious and sad letter to a mother who has lost her son on our behalf. Do it with some f***ing respect.