Brown cashes in on "retirement"

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  1. in_the_cheapseats

    in_the_cheapseats LE Moderator

  2. As a serving M.P., why are we paying him at all? I'm sure i'd be sacked if I never turned up for work.
  3. TheIronDuke

    TheIronDuke LE Book Reviewer

    "His most lucrative speech, in Nigeria, earned him £74,936".

    Funny. The conference website doesnt mention him?
    3rd Annual Nigerian EMail Conference

    As with his political career it must be a source of teeth grinding angst that Pretty Boy Blair out-does the shambling fool even in retirement.
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  4. Anybody watched one of his post-office speeches?

    Amusingly he still talks as if he's running the country: "That's why today I can announce" etc etc.

    Clearly nobody wants to burst the bubble for him.
  5. Mr_Fingerz

    Mr_Fingerz LE Book Reviewer

    Fixed gratis etc....
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  6. That's **** all what he gets in Nigeria for his speech. I had an email only last night telling me I have inherited $93287490847109382740392874093218703421987321049873210. I am in the process of sending my bank account sortcode with my bank card and pin number to give me %100 assurance. That it will be in my account when they have received the details. I trust these nice Nigerians more than Gordon broon - the champagne socialist ****!
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  7. maguire

    maguire LE Book Reviewer

    careful - there was a story Guido Fawkes related a while back about a local paper running a story questioning exactly why Brown was still the local MP despite doing next to f*** all for his constituents...within hours the monocular financial wunderkind was issuing dire threats against the rag...and you dont want him on your case now do you?
  8. I've had the ****** on the case of me and my wallet for the 13 years, I can tolerate a bit more if I get to slag him off first.
  9. Good point, well made. Gordon's probably still awaiting confirmation that the money's gone into his account.
  10. TheIronDuke

    TheIronDuke LE Book Reviewer

    Menshevik. Class traitor. Recidivist. Running dog of the Capitalist Hyena. Paper Tiger. Arse Bandit. Do not presume to suggest that our Glorious Socialist Leaders would parachute deadbeats into safe, northern constituencies then not give a rats arse about the people who voted for them because they were busy with shiny things.

    Tony Blair. Stephen Byers and Lord Mandleson are exceptions to this rule, obviously. They care about the poor people who voted for them.
  11. I wouldn't mind!
  12. Tony and Gordon’s Charitable Tax Dodging - Guy Fawkes' blog

    No doubt paid to the company in a suitable African currency for inflationary advantages - then converted to dollars, in a Cayman Island account, so sure, he doesn't see a penny personally, but he does get DOLLAR dividends.

    Voting Record — Gordon Brown MP, Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath (10068) — The Public Whip

    78 votes out of 470, 16.6%

    What would happen to ANY other person that only attended their place of work for 16 % of the time.

    Like Guido, I reckon the mental illness has got worse and he is simply not able to interact with people at all.

    Frankly, the best thing to do is find him a good sanatorium or university - and he can mutter " it was the bankers what done it" into a dictaphone until he dies. My only condition would be that he is fed by Sodhexo and his accomodation is maintained to the same standard as the worst SFA in the country.
  13. Cold_Collation

    Cold_Collation LE Book Reviewer

    Shame Friday didn't end with a thread title of 'Gordon Brown cashes in his chips'.
  14. Wordsmith

    Wordsmith LE Book Reviewer

    Gordon (no boom or bust) Brown is a cnut of the first order.

    One very small consolation is that the verdict of history is not going to be very kind to him. Oh, to see a 22nd Century history text book and be able to post extracts on here...

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  15. Well, do you think you've got another 15 years in you? The papers from his fiirst few years as Chancellor will start being deposited in the Public Records Office then.