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Downing Street staff attacked by former minister Kim Howells
Downing Street staff were denounced as "incompetent" today by a former minister who accused them of failing to sell Gordon Brown's strengths to the public.
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Kim Howells, the former Foreign Office minister, said the Prime Minister is ''a much more solid individual than is portrayed publicly'' and should have been made much more accessible to voters.
Key aides within Downing Street failed to capitalise on Mr Brown's strong response to the banking crisis a year ago, Dr Howells said.
I am sure Gordon Brown has strengths, but from everything I have seen and read he has more weaknesses than strengths.
I would like Kim Howells to tell us what his strengths actually are, because I'm sure there will be people out there telling us he has more weaknesses.
I believe Gordon Brown thinks for the moment and not long term. He can't make a choice without consulting his public relations people, because he doesn't want to upset a certain group of people.
He goes through Chinese, Indian, French food etc. Why didn't he say i like a nice curry, i like frogs legs, bacon and eggs, pasta, fish and chips. Only when he was pushed did he give a straight answer.
Gordon Brown needs to be straight with people, that is why people have stopped believing what he says a long time ago.
That goes for all politicians, local and national, be straight with the people. If you screwed up, tell us.
Being a politician I know how hard it is being honest, but try it. I have been told it is good for the soul.