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Mullany, Louise. 2011. Frontstage and backstage: Gordon Brown, the “bigoted woman” and im/politeness in the 2010 UK General Election.
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This paper discusses how an impolite comment regarding a female voter, in the light of the 2010 General Election Campaign, uttered by the former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown in a private context, yet made public, and classified as an "election-defining" moment, needs further examination from the perspective of sociolinguistic impoliteness research.