30 things you might not have know about Gordon Brown

#1
Most of them quite boring, trivial or do not relate to him directly, but some do add to his already world class Cnut-Factor:

"When Brown met Obama in Downing Street before Obama was elected president, Brown's sons were brought in to extend the length of the meeting because Brown wanted to keep Obama in No 10 for as long as possible."

"Brown considered sending Christmas cards to the families of servicemen and women killed in Afghanistan. But the idea was dropped, partly because there were fears that the government did not have up-to-date addresses for them all."

"When Brown first tried to resign on the Tuesday afternoon after the general election, Buckingham Palace told him that the Queen would not accept his resignation because no one was ready to form a new government. Brown said that he would be willing to stay on, but only at the express request of the Queen. Subsequently the Queen said she would accept his resignation."

Thirty new facts about Gordon Brown from Anthony Seldon's book | Andrew Sparrow | Politics | guardian.co.uk


(and yes I am bored and have another 3 hours on this shift)
 
#2
"When Brown first tried to resign on the Tuesday afternoon after the general election, Buckingham Palace told him that the Queen would not accept his resignation because no one was ready to form a new government. Brown said that he would be willing to stay on, but only at the express request of the Queen. Subsequently the Queen said she would accept his resignation."
They didn't tell him 'See you next Tuesday' then?
 
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Nick Macpherson, the permanent secretary to the Treasury, despaired of Brown's refusal to accept the need for a tougher stance on reducing the deficit. "He just doesn't get it," Macpherson often told colleagues.
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Just about sums it up.
 
#5
Or..."why is the useless twunt still stealing oxygen?"
 
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