Frankly, I find this video both embarrassing and disgusting. Many will have already viewed it, as it relates to Barack Obama’s visit to Britain last month.
It’s good to see a world leader so in touch with the ordinary people – even to the London bobby at his post. Unfortunately, the man accompanying the US president doesn’t possess such good manners, lacking any affinity with those he is supposed to represent.
Gordon Brown’s snub of the police officer, whose hand Barack Obama grasped seconds before, is indicative of the low standards displayed by British Labour politicians of our time. No longer are these people representatives of the population. They regard themselves as an elite of British society.
Sadly for them, their egos will cost them their jobs at the next general election.
Sadly, for the people of Britain, those who will replace them will be no better.
Filed under: Manners maketh man