A lifelong Labour supporter questions the Prime Minister on immigration and he is as nice as pie to her face - but as soon as he thinks he can't be heard anymore he refers to the woman as "bigoted".
The media have jumped on this and the Prime Minister is described as "dismayed" and "apologetic". I've no doubt he is dismayed and apologetic - at being caught out, not for calling the woman a "bigot"
Gordon Brown may have been the one caught out, but don't think for a minute that he is the only one who thinks like this. Far from it - it is the default position of all progressives and that includes those in the Conservative Party and the Liberal Democrat Party - they all genuinely believe that anyone who opposes immigration is a racist bigot motivated by hatred of other nations and peoples rather than a love of their own country and people.
If anyone seriously believes that Gordon Brown - or any other progressive liberal - has genuinely changed their mind about those who criticise immigration then they are a complete fool. He really does believe the woman to be a bigot.
This is the reality of progressive liberals - they say one thing to your face and another thing entirely when they think they are out of earshot and back in their cosy circle of elitists. It's why they stage manage "public" meetings so closely and take such pains to cancel dissent.
Politics used to be an open and free exchange of views and opinions - both within the political parties and in public, but the rise of progressive liberalism has changed this. Nobody is allowed to question their real motives or their real intentions - and to do so will result in the person being subjected that person to personal abuse.
We've seen in the past how these political parties are prepared to dig out any dirt they can find on people who criticise them. We've seen the way they handle dissent in their own parties - throwing people out of conference meetings and using the police to threaten and frighten them.
This is the world of progressive liberal politics - authoritarian, illiberal and vicious.
And that applies to ALL progressive liberals - and that is all we have.