Visitors to the small Scottish town of Kirkcaldy are frequently startled by a shambling old man coming up to them and apologising. Local people have got used to the phenomenon as he has been their MP for many years.
Ever since he learned to apologise about two years ago, Brown has been doing so at every opportunity, and in his befuddled mind he now feels he has to apologise to everyone for everything.
His mantra usually continues; "It is right that we," until corrected by a demented looking woman at his side tossing back her long flowing hair.
"Was right, dear." Answering to the initials P.R. she insists that she is his spouse-partner and that spouse partnership will be made legal under the next Labour government.
He is followed everywhere he goes by two security men, who have recently taken to wearing white coats.