Monday, November 3, 2008
And if British TV doesn’t have much in the way of considered political an
“I’m obsessed with Robert Peston,” says Bremner. “Even when I read my children stories at night I find myself drifting into his voice.” He adopts a strident wail, stressed in Peston-ishly eccentric places. “And ROUND the COR-ner of the CUUU-cumber frame came Mr Mac-GREG-or with a GIANT, one TRIIIILLION POUND bail-out…” Still, most MPs would probably rather be thought dull than be lampooned. Last year, Bremner called up Margaret Beckett, pretending to be Gordon Brown – and she fell for it. Bremner wasn’t allowed to broadcast the resultant tape, so he hasn’t attempted a similar ruse this time, he says. Then a thought strikes him. “I might ring up Robert Peston and give him a ‘bum steer’,” he says.