Cherie: Brown Lying
Downing Street is denying it, but Bloomberg has made an update (seen in bold) to explain why it is standing by the story:
Blair's Wife Suggests Brown Misstates Ties to Husband (Update1)Not that Cherie is telling us anything new. In fact, tonight's Newsnight will show American pollster Frank Luntz testing voter reactions to Brown's recent interview with Andrew Marr:
By Carolin Lotter and Robert Hutton
Sept. 25 (Bloomberg) -- Prime Minister Tony Blair's wife, Cherie, suggested during a speech by U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown that his account of his relationship with her husband was ``a lie.''
Mrs. Blair left the conference hall with her security detail as Brown was speaking to the Labour Party conference in Manchester, England. As she walked through a display area outside the auditorium, Brown was on television monitors, extolling the strength and achievements of his relationship with Blair. ``Well, that's a lie,'' she said, apparently unaware that she was within earshot of a Bloomberg News journalist.
We tested his interview with Andrew Marr where he denied involvement in a political “coup”. No one believed him. None. It was the single most poorly received moment of the entire evening. In fact, it was the worst received interview I have ever tested in Britain.Worth watching - sounds like a larf.