In a surprise move aimed at reducing the size of the UK's budget deficit, Prime Minister Gordon Brown announced a new tax yesterday. Speaking from his padded bunker in the Tenlin (see what I did there - a play on words combining 'Number Ten' and 'Kremlin' - geddit?) the Prime Minister announced that Great Britain's most abundant resource - taxes - had thus far remained untaxed. Therefore, in a move which shows that the legendary fiscal prudence which made him the greatest Chancellor of the Exchequer ever (according to First Citizen Peter Mandelson) was still as strong, Prime Minister Brown announced a new 'Tax Tax'. The Tax Tax is a 20% tax imposed on all existing taxes, and the resulting yield will reduce the national debt over just 8 years, although by how much was not revealed. Appreciating that the new Tax Tax may cause some financial hardship, First Citizen Mandelson announced that certain sections of society would be exempt from the new tax. They include Labour Party Cabinet Ministers, Labour Party donors, office holders in the Unite trade union and friends of Tony and Cherie Blair. When asked if there might be a 'Tax Tax Tax' in the future the Prime Minister said 'that would just be silly'. Gordon Brown is 7Â½.