It appears that British Prime Minister Gordon Brown was trying to add a personal touch in his condolences to the mother of a British soldier killed in Afghanistan. Brown wrote a handwritten note to Jacqui Janes, except he misspelled her last name as James.
That is not a good way to begin a letter, but it was only the beginning. The letter included 25 misspellings altogether, including the misspelling of her son’s name.
Brown passed the misspellings off as bad penmanship, but if his writing style is that bad, he should leave it to a staffer to draft the letter and use a spelling checker.
The video also includes a recorded phone call between Mrs. Janes and the Prime Minister that is worth listening to.