Normandy veterans were distinctly unimpressed when Gordon Brown rose to say a few words at their Arromanches commemoration this afternoon. Sarah Brown looked stunned as a huge swell of booing filled the square. Brown carried on regardless, perhaps used to this reaction by now. The French President looked bemused.
Having made their point, the veterans swiftly returned to their good-natured selves and even allowed Gordon to shake a few of their hands afterwards for the cameras.
Still, this will be Gordon's last visit to Normandy.