Humphrys' criticism of Gordon Brown as a 'boring' interviewee in a talk
at the Communications Directors' Forum was one of a number of broadsides
at the Government that got Allan upset enough to leak that speech to The
Times, you will recall.
At a Q&A to promote his book Lost for Words on home turf in Cardiff, the
Today terrier repeated his allegation that the Chancellor is indeed one
of the most boring people to interview, attributing it to Brown's
ability to stay on message: 'He just says what he comes in to say.'
But Audit Commission news editor Victoria Walker quickly stepped in to
warn Humphrys that the former CIPR Scotland chairman John Brown -
Gordon's elder brother - was in attendance. 'I love interviewing
Gordon,' Humphrys quipped to the chuckling audience.