Taking the biscuit
Remember the media frenzy about Gordon Brown "dithering" when asked what biscuit he likes best on Mumsnet?
According to The First Post, it was all made up:
They quote Mumsnet founder Justine Roberts as saying:
"The truth is that Gordon Brown didn't follow the live chat on the screen directly - he answered the questions grouped and fed to him by Mumsnet HQ and his advisers. He didn't avoid the biscuit question because it didn't cross his path...
"We were conscious of not merely focusing on frivolities. Fun as biscuits are, access to the Prime Minister is precious and we would have hated to waste time on Rich Tea Fingers at the expense of miscarriage or school starting age. Plus, of course, we'd rather not be seen as a soft touch."