Managing to pick the worst week to offend potential voters with the run-up to the election, Brown called sixty-five-year-old Gillian Duffy a bigot after an interview with her.
As he got into his car, he was still wearing a broadcast microphone and was heard to say 'that was a disaster...should never have put me with that woman. Whose idea was that?'.
I'm not sure why being a public figure means you forgo the right to an opinion in a private conversation.