It's just one disaster after another. And now this: Biscuitgate. People are saying the hoo-ha about Brown's inability to name his favourite biscuit just shows how we're obsessed with the trivial.
But surely the person most obsessed with the trivial is Brown himself. Why couldn't he give a quick, throwaway answer to what is a totally unimportant question? He was probably strategising his reply, and ended up in such a quandary that he succumbed to paralysis, struck dumb.
Brown seems doomed to unending enmities and repeated failures. As Talleyrand said of France's pre-revolutionary royal house he's 'learned nothing and forgotten nothing'. I therefore nominate the Bourbon as Brown's favourite biscuit.