In what must be his 100th U-turn since that happy day when he assumed the mantle of power, he's now decided that immigration is not a 'taboo subject' and that only the 'lazy elite' dismiss concerns about the 'strain' immigration places on .. well, on everything.
Now that's a bit of an about-turn, isn't it, Gordo?
We all remember that nasty 2005 general election campaign, largely orchestrated by you. Do you remember, McBroon? Do you remember how, back then, the eeeevil Tories were the oh-so-nasty extremists, with whom you would not even debate Labour's utterly fucking shambolic immigration policies.
Anybody even attempting to raise the subject was immediately shouted down as a racist. Any suggestion that immigation might even be controlled was dismissed as 'fascist'.
But now, now the BNP are nibbling at your voter base, now you've belatedly realised that its not just the Tories who are concerned, pretty much every voter is too, things change:
"If people ask me, 'Do I get it?' Yes. I get it."
Notice the typically Brownian twist in that quote. "If people ask me..". In other words, "I hope people don't ask me, but if they do, here's my prepared response". No-one can ask Brown for his opinions - you just have to fish for relevant sound-bites.
So, Gordon, you 'get it' do you? Oh, really? What are you going to do? What did you announce in your little speech?
Well, as ever, virtually nothing new. Nothing different. As always with this woefully inept Government, announcements are either along the lines of 'there will be an enquiry' or 'here's something we announced last year'.
You're going to tighten up the pathetic student visa rules? So that Business Studies actually means Business Studies, rather than Bomb-Making and Jihad Studies? Wow. Where do you get these radical, off-the-wall, blue sky policies? Whoever would have thought of that one?
You're going to make it harder for non-EU hospital consultants to enter the UK? Oh really? Coupled with the recent announcements that all Nurses will have to have a degree in future, the NHS is going to be pretty empty in a few years time, isn't it? Directorship at BUPA, Gordon? They'd be delighted.
What else, Gord'? What do you plan to do about the fact that 20% of young people can't find work, because they've been priced out of the market by cheap EU labour? What's that? Oh, nothing.
What are you going to do, McBroon, to prevent the population of the UK hitting 70 million in 20 years' time?
You say that's not going to happen, but thats not really enough, is it? To prevent it happening, immigration needs to be cut, by 75%. How will you do that? Sorry? Oh, you don't know.
Under your government's pathetically inadequate stewardship, England has become the most crowded country in Europe. A migrant now arrives nearly every minute.
Every minute, Gordon. What are you going to do about that?
Oh for fuck's sake, let's give up. We all know, Gordon, that you're not talking about immigration because you care about it, or because you know what to do about it.
You're talking about immigration purely, solely, entirely because you want a line of attack for both the BNP and those awful Tories. An artificially created dividing line. Something else to smear them with, as you did so succesfully in 2005.
For Labour, it's never about policies, it's always about politics.
Get it? You and Labour don't get it at all.