Well, that didn't take long, did it? Gordon Brown reappears in our lives, tells a massive porky pie, and within hours we find out it was all utter bollocks. Well, what a surprise. How utterly fucking astonishing.
All morning we heard about the Broons had been so cruelly treated, by "criminals" who "stole" their sons medical records so that the Sun could publish them. They were "furious", they were "in tears".
What does the Sun have to say to that? Well, plenty:
We are able to assure the Brown family that we did not access the medical records of their son, nor did we commission anyone to do so."
“The story The Sun ran about their son originated from a member of the public whose family has also experienced cystic fibrosis. He came to The Sun with this information voluntarily because he wanted to highlight the cause of those afflicted by the disease. The individual has provided a written affidavit this afternoon to a lawyer confirming this.
“On receipt of the information, The Sun approached Mr Brown and discussed with his colleagues how best to present it. Those colleagues provided quotes which were used in the published piece which indicated his consent to it.
“We are not aware of Mr Brown, nor any of his colleagues to whom we spoke, making any complaint about it at the time.
Furious? In tears? But not actually complaining? Someone's lying through their teeth.
Who do you think it might be?