Brown heckled at election rally


Brown, whose Labour party has ruled the country for 13 years, was addressing an audience of party supporters in northeastern England, days before Britain’s general election on May 6.

Oxford University law graduate Julian Borthwick, 38, shouted: “We’re broke” and “What about that bigoted woman?” — a reference to the broadcast by the media of private remarks made by Brown after accidentally leaving his television microphone switched on.

Brown referred to voter Gillian Duffy as “that bigoted woman” after she challenged him on immigration.

Labour holds 345 seats in Parliament and the party could still cling to power even if it is handed a humiliating third-place finish in the popular vote on Thursday.

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