Brit Defence Secretary thinks he's unpopular because of his moustache!

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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)

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