Gordon Brown ( nearly) managed to make an apology today.
"I am sorry about what happened. I have said all along that when I saw this first I was horrified, (that we had been caught doing this) I was shocked (that Guido fucking Fawkes had got copies of the emails) , I was very angry indeed."
Brown said that he had written ( in big black crayon) to (some of) those mentioned in the emails expressing regrets for (being found out and forced to get rid of lovely Damian over ) what happened and that he wanted to assure people that "everything is being done to clean up politics in this country (except to sack a few ministers and call an election)".
Asked if he took responsibility, Brown said: "I take full responsibility for what happens and that's why the person who was ( directly) responsible went immediately (in order to protect my flabby arse)."