Brown’s bottling of that election and his inability to concede and move on from that proved that Brown couldn’t change, that he couldn’t grow into being Prime Minister.“
“No matter what anyone says, the election had been called and was then cancelled. We had been working on it for weeks. We spent £1.2m in immediate preparations”
Watt also reinforcs the frequent criticisms of how Brown does politics: “Publicly, Gordon talks about values and his moral compass, but actually the way he conducts himself behind the scenes is anything but that - it’s brutal”.