London, Aug 1 (ANI): Brit Secretary of State for Defence Bob Ainsworth has blamed his moustache for making him unpopular.
Ainsworth, 57, who has become the first Cabinet minister to sport a moustache for several decades, also said his thick Midlands accent and gravelly voice were a problem.
"I speak with a Midlands accent. I drop my aitches, I suffer with an asthma-related condition that means I speak with a gravelly voice," the Sun quoted him as saying.
"I have a moustache some people appear to take offence to. I don't know what motivates these people," he said.
Ainsworth, a surprise choice in June to replace John Hutton, went on to reveal he does not regard himself as clever.
"I have strengths and I have weaknesses. I don't pretend to be able to write a great thesis or doctorate. I don't try to pretend I am cleverer than a general or the chief of the defence staff," he added. (ANI)