Gordon Brown falls foul of a radio mic
Prime minister Gordon Brown has been caught on tape calling an old lady “bigoted” after speaking to her on a walkabout in Rochdale. The comment was made to an aide after he had returned to his vehicle and was starting to drive away.
It will be small comfort to him that the mic was most likely on Channel 69 the band of frequencies the government are removing from use by the media in 2012. He might also like to consider that prior to budget cuts in newsgathering a sound recordist would have been in the chain between his microphone and the tape and they may well have faded down his mic before he started to drive away….
The whole story and a recording of the offending remark can be found on the BBC news website.