Rajini Vaidyanathan: Let’s pretend I’m on a political dinner date with you. Would you cook or would you take us out?
Gordon Brown: Of course, I’d take you out.
RV: Where would we go? What sort of food?
GB: Well, you would choose I think where you wanted to go. Ha ha. I think we we’d obviously go to s-s-s-some good restaurant. We might get a film, we might…. I love films. We might go to a concert, I like music.
RV: Let’s stay with the film thing then. What sort of films have you seen recently – what would you take me to see?
GB: I’ve seen eh, quite a few films you see. The last one I think I saw was United 93, which was about September 11th.
RV: …bit serious, isn’t it? Anything more…
GB: I was…it was…it was a bit serious. I was watching on a plane Hotel Rwanda which is also a very se-se-se-serious film. But I like comedies. I like all sorts of things that I can see. I like watching television. I like watching everything from – heh heh heh – Law & Order to the X Factor to everything else.
RV: When was the last time you cried watching a film?
GB: I actually think Hotel Rwanda was a, was a very moving film. And, um, so was United 93, because I think you talk about the last few weeks – and I think these films I saw were very moving indeed.
RV: If you were going to take me to a gig – there’s been much publicity about you being a fan of the Arctic Monkeys. Are you really? And if not tell us who you do like?
GB: I didn’t actually say that. What I said was ‘the Arctic Monkeys would wake you up in the morning because of the noise’. And I….
RV: You haven’t actually got the album
GB: I have got the album actually, because you know, I’ve heard it, I listen to it. But.. but equally I start with the Beatles, but also interested in mod..moder…moder…modern groups. Col-coldplay, the bass guitarist from Coldplay comes as the same town as me Kirkcaldy so I like hearing them as well.