Readers of the Daily Mail and others are questioning whether Gordon Brown’s attempt to write a sympathy letter to the mother of a slain soldier is commendable or not. However, sympathy for the PM has poured and readers have appreciated his effort to write to the bereaved mother.
But how did this all begin?
In an apologetic letter to the young soldier’s mother, Gordan Brown apologized for his awful handwriting and misspelling of the name of a slain hero. Brown had written to the mother of Jamie Janes who was killed in Afghanistan on October 5, 2009, by a roadside bomb.
Brown’s words, which were extremely candid and humble, came out after he was accused of disrespecting the family of a Grenadier Guardsman in a handwritten condolence letter. The Prime Minister’s handwriting has been scrutinized on numerous occasions, with some blaming his nearly incomprehensible handwriting on the effects of an eye injury he sustained while playing rugby in his youth.
In a condolence letter to the devastated mother, Gordon Brown apologized for his bad handwriting and misspelling the name of a deceased soldier. Mr. Brown issued a statement after being accused of showing disrespect in a handwritten letter. He apologized to the mother for any accidental error.
Furthermore, Gordon Brown invoked the memories of his daughter’s loss in a desperate attempt to persuade his critics that he understood the sorrow of families who had lost their loved ones in Afghanistan. After losing his infant daughter Jennifer in 2002, the Prime Minister claimed he understood the agony of bereaved parents. Brown has long avoided discussing his personal problems. However, he made the remark at his monthly press conference, following the second day of extraordinary personal attacks by the Sun.
Brown said he was nervous and made an extraordinary personal confession during a Downing Street press conference a few days after his phone chat with Jamie’s mother, Jacqui Janes, became public.
Brown’s handwritten letter enraged Jacqui Janes since it misspelled her name and featured numerous other spelling errors.
Mr. Brown has acknowledged for the first time that his terrible handwriting, which some receivers find disconcerting, is due to his impaired blindness. He wrote the letter to Mrs. Janes with a thick-tipped pen, misspelling the family name as “James” in his signature scrawl. On the other hand, Jamie’s name appeared to have been scrawled in a careless manner.
Mr. Brown made the statement after a morning of mounting political pressure. It all began when Mrs. Janes told the Sun that the letter had 20 errors in it. According to Downing Street, some of the purported mistakes were due to Mr. Brown’s “unique” writing style.
The readers have backed the PM, with some raising concerns about the times and wondering if the PM’s personal experiences are being considered as well. Another reader expressed his dissatisfaction with the news item, arguing that the letter was a caring gesture and not an insult to the soldier. Other readers praised the Prime Minister for writing a handwritten letter to the grieving mother.
Some readers have expressed their displeasure with the news report. Some of the critics questioned about Mr. Brown’s cognitive ability, while others called it an insult to the brave man’s legacy.