Pressed to admit he had made mistakes, he said: ‘No, it was supply. If inflation is low, people are going to borrow money to buy houses. You can’t stop that. You don’t understand it.’
At one point the man from the Labour-supporting Guardian threw him a lifeline saying: ‘Can I just make it clear we aren’t all saying that?’
When another journalist tried to defuse the situation, Mr Brown refused to be diverted. ‘No, let’s sort this out now, let’s have it out now,’ he said, jabbing his finger.
Guido can tell you it was the political editor, Patrick Wintour.
From the Bookseller yesterday
Macmillan Recalls Andrew Marr book
06.03.09 Katie CoynePan Macmillan has issued an “urgent” stock recall notice on Andrew Marr’s A History of Modern Britain for legal reasons. Pan Macmillan md, Anthony Forbes Watson, refused to elaborate on what the legal issues around the recall were. It is understood that the publisher plans to re-issue the book when changes have been made.
UPDATE :Apparently Erin Pizzey is angry with Marr.
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Orson Welles’ Citizen Kane was based on the life of William Randolph Hearst. According to reviewers
The film traces the life and career of Charles Foster Kane, a man whose career in the publishing world is born of idealistic social service, but gradually evolves into a ruthless pursuit of power.
You see Guido’s point?
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Ed Miliband is the Basil Fawlty of Politics | Jason Cowley
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Mandy Rice-Davies (R.I.P.) on Lord Astor’s denial of their affair….
“Well he would, wouldn’t he?”