In today's political world it's as much about what you look like as what you say. Yesterday on Andrew Marr Gordon Brown looked absolutely awful, his face is pudgy. his eyes circled with black rings and his pallor was shot. His talk of aspirational policies such as the nursery scheme are redolent of a government bereft of real ideas; he's clutching at imaginary straws in an effort to ward off defeat. All this is made worse today with news that there's a shortage of nursery teachers in Scotland, with their numbers dropping by around 10% in the last four years.
UPDATE. According to Tory MP Nadine Dorres a friend of hers who works in the cosmetic surgery industry is convinced Brown has had Botox. If I were him I'd want my money back!