Just caught from Michael Crick’s blog.
Mindful of Tony Blair’s much derided remark about “soundbites” and the “hand of history”, Brown suggested saying instead: “I don’t feel the hand of history on my shoulders, but I do feel Peter Robinson’s hand in my pocket, and Gerry Adams’ hand on my balls.”
Former BBC journalist and manager in Belfast, Manchester and London, Editor Spolight; Political Editor BBC NI; Current Affairs Commissioning editor BBC Radio 4; Editor Political and Parliamentary Programmes, BBC Westminster; former London Editor Belfast Telegraph. Hon Senior Research Fellow, The Constitution Unit, Univ Coll. London