Gordon Brown is talking about a serious issue here, MP's allowances and expenses need reform and have been the cause of public disquiet. So why the smiling?
Brown is shocking in front of camera, we all know that, its old news. But given the opportunity to use his dower public image to his advantage he starts grinning like an idiot. It is also clear that he isn't really listening to what he is saying, the grins come at the most random points.
It is genuinely sad to think that this man is the public face of the UK government.