September 10th, 2009

Who Will Ask the Prime Minister?

Brown is BonkersLast night Guido was on a panel chaired by Jeremy Vine when the subject of Gordon Brown’s alleged anti-depressant pill popping came up.  Jeremy had read Simon Heffer’s article the night before (on his iPhone in bed) and thought that this blog had ran the story.  Guido had not, but on Monday this blog ran a cartoon that referenced the rumour that everyone in the Westminster Village has heard.  The Prime Minister is said to be taking powerful mood altering anti-depressants, specifically Mono Amine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs) which are very rarely prescribed since the arrival of Prozac derivatives, used only sparingly when dealing with severely depressed patients.

Guido hesitated to run with the story, which was first reported by John Ward, though it was widely discussed in the comments on this blog.

maoiIn the broadsheets Simon Heffer, Matthew Parris have touched on the issue and this morning Matthew Norman in the Independent has explicitly referred to the allegation that Gordon Brown is taking “heavy duty antidepressants known as MAOIs (Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors)”. The evidence is first and foremost his behaviour – what some have previously put down to a lack of EQ or emotional intelligence, is now being attributed to drugs to control his dark depressions.  We all know the stories of rages, flying Nokias, smashed laser printers, tables kicked over and crying Downing Street secretaries subjected to foul-mouthed tirades.  We have seen the deranged YouTube performances, the bizarre facial contortions, the incongruent emotional responses – smiling when offering condolences, frowning when giving best wishes.

The new evidence offered is that a civil service circulated dietary restrictions list is said to be of the kind required for someone on MAOI medication.  The side effects include insomnia, dry mouth and jaw clenching (bruxism) – all of which Brown is known to suffer.  Psychiatrists warn of MAOIs that ‘Extrapyramidal effects include acute dystonic reactions such as protuding tongue, muscular contractions and clenched jaw’. Gordon’s bruxism may have another explanation, it has been remarked on before.  In the context of all this speculation and his manifest physical unease, surely somebody in the Lobby has to publicly ask the question at the PM’s next monthly briefing:  “Prime Minister, have you been taking medication that may affect your judgement?”


  1. 1
    Mitch says:

    Is the fucking nutter that good that he can’t be replaced?

  2. 2
    Captain Haddock says:

    Couldn’t happen to a nicer bloke .. if he or ZaNuLab are looking for “Sympathy” I refer them to the Dictionary .. they’ll find it somewhere between “Sh1t” & “Syphilis” ..

  3. 3
    Stronghold Barricades says:

    The ultimate irony for someone who spun stories about the mental impairment of others

    Someone must ask

  4. 4
    backwoodsman says:

    Its being a socialist that effects your judgement , thinking that the equality fairy is going to wave her wand & pay for everything !

  5. 5
    Bongo bingo says:

    Trnaslate inti menatlese — give msn some clothes line and a peg or tio

  6. 6
    Alan Philip Bonggg says:

    Side-effects of first generation MAOIs (ones that need the dietary restrictions) also include confusional states and induction of mania. At least three different types of antidepressants would normally have been tried and failed before this type of drug would even be considered so, if he is taking them his mental illness must be very severe or treatment-resistant.

  7. 7
    nrg says:

    Prime Minister, have you been taking medication that may affect your judgement…and if you are not, don’t you think you should?

  8. 8
    Andy H says:

    What’s the difference between Derren Brown and Gordon Brown? One gets all the numbers right whereas the other…

  9. 9
    grace the collie says:

    that dude from ITN should ask the question

  10. 10
    oldrightie says:

    Nice one, captain!

  11. 11
    tat says:

    gordon brown is a raving lunatic.
    he must resign.

  12. 12
    Government by Cluster-Fuck says:

    Facing tw@s like Millipede, Wee Dougie , Balls Straw and Darling every day would be enough to cause serious depression in ANYONE.

  13. 13
    Pongo says:

    A sad reflection on the remainder of his party. Churchill had his black dog, Gordon has
    his clown shoes (no I don’t think there is any comparison).

  14. 14
    S.B.S. says:

    I have always thought him to be “Off Balance” as I think anyone who votes socialism, or left of centre, must be a raving looney!

    He disgusts me and if is the best of Brittish? we are fucked!

  15. 15
    Anonymous says:

    “The side effects include insomnia, dry mouth and jaw clenching (bruxism)”

    Sounds like the result of a heavy night’s clubbing – that’d explain the uncontrollable dancing too!

  16. 16
    Has anyone seen Mike Hunt says:

    Sir we know hes mental , he knows hes mental , he knows that we know hes mental .

  17. 17
    Nurse Millibond says:

    It started when he was in the USA !

  18. 18
    chronic says:

    High on power
    High on drugs
    High on debt
    High on Unemployment
    High on Soldier mortality
    So lets Hang the fucker High.

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    Pongo says:

    A sad reflection on the remainder of his party. Churchill had his black dog, Gordon has his clown shoes (no I don’t think there is any comparison).

  20. 20
    Airey Belvoir says:

    Totally O/T but if you need a lighter moment, while pondering gloomily about our national fate hanging on the delusions of a drug-scoffing lunatic, this is the funniest thing you’ll read today: Westminster gofer Dean Trench on ‘How to carry bags at a Party Conference”: You’ll find it here:

  21. 21
    Michael says:

    I’m quite sure Gordon is EXACTLY the right man to lead Labour into the next election.

  22. 22
    Fruitcake Brown says:

    Even the Guardian is reporting that Godon is nuttier than a fruitcake today

    A weird, neurotic leader

    When the Houe paper is writing this sort of stuff, then it must be a serious case of stark raving bonkers

    that vGordon has caught.

  23. 23
    Ever Vigilant says:

    This is just the latest attempt to construct an alibi for the dysfunctional toerag.

    He will reappear,cured as if by magic , apologise for his ‘mistakes’
    ( due to medication ) and inform us that he is now ready to save the nation
    from the baby killing tories .

    What a chump .

  24. 24
    john miller says:

    “Prime Minister, have you been taking medication that may affect your judgement?”

    And Gord will reply: “Yes, for 52 years…”

  25. 25
    Budgie says:

    Yes, being a socialist does affect people’s judgement, as is amply demonstrated historically. Socialism also creates monsters who regard other human beings as their own serfs.

    However, what is more pertinent is the question as to why Brown is depressed. Could it be that he has put his long cherished socialist beliefs into practice and seen the horrendous practical results? Brown, like socialists everywhere, believes that socialism creates utopia, but the reality is that socialism creates a nightmare. No wonder he is depressed.

  26. 26
    War Criminals Inc. says:

    Is this the ‘mad rather than bad’ get out clause for his trial and sentencing to death?

    Perhaps Dubya Bush could oversee his execution as he was known to fry the insane.

  27. 27
    LOfa on the Sofa says:


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    ‘There is no hope without dope’ was a saying days gone by.

    Maybe Brown should try smoking cannabis.

    Alternatively, some say that certain Tories use cocaine and hookers.

    Is Cameron ever going to answer that question did he do drugs at uni?

    I have an idea why doesn’t someone do a slasher movie with a deranged PM?

    And call it Cameron cuts the guts out of people.

    Osborne can play the sidekick.

  29. 29
    Michael says:

    Let us all just pray he doesn’t do a ‘Jackson’ before he loses the election!

  30. 30
    bergen says:

    I doubt if there is a solution now(assuming this tale is true).If they ditch him for that reason,the opposition can make their cowardice and incompetence in allowing him to remain in office for so long under these circumstances to be a defining issue of Labour’s unfitness to govern.Any new leader(perhaps Cruddas apart)will be irretrievably tainted.Yet if they do nothing they are wrecked anyway.Their only hope is to hush this up within a cabinet coup.They truly deserve their fate.

  31. 31
    Great Granddad says:

    I doubt if it is really necessary for anyone to ask!

  32. 32
    It wasna me guv. says:

    Gordon is now distancing himself fom the Farrell “rescue” now that it turns out to be an utter cock up.

    “Moves to send in British forces to free Stephen Farrell were taken jointly by the Foreign and Defence Secretaries, after recommendations from COBRA, it was confirmed.

    “The Prime Minister’s official spokesman said: “The Prime Minister was consulted. The final deciion whether to go or not would have been made by the two cabinet ministers.”

    The spokesman added: “He knew the operation was likely to take place, but he was not the person who made the final decision”.”

  33. 33
    FTAC Watch says:

    By anyone’s standards, Brown has a serious personality disorder. If it was anyone else they would have been locked up ages ago.

  34. 34
    The Beast of Clerkenwell says:

    Just wait until McMental blames the Tories for his mental illness.
    Fucking hell, if a depressed , alcoholic porno merchant like Alastair Campbell thinks a person is bonkers can you imagine how truly insane McMental must be.

  35. 35
    Sniper says:

    Like Mckinnon, Brown’s drug habit is a mitigation and not a defence. Let him dangle.

  36. 36
    Simon Baron Cowell's 'There's something about Gordon' says:

    the matter that eveyone in Britain wants to know:

    Prime Minister, are you a nutter or just a cυnt?

  37. 37
    Curbishly says:

    A departure soon A’ La Harold Wilson?

  38. 38
    Grytpype-thynne says:

    I wish even that were true.I am afraid he really is crackers; god knows there is enough evidence

  39. 39
    girdon says:

    i have had nothing to do with the recent decision regarding the recent decision to decide that the the newsreorter in Tabelandbandland should be resuced it was all Milly’s fault

    Iam pleased to conform thta atthe time I was on a mixture of viagra and wrubarb and does not no wever im cuming or goin

    I have not shitted onmy position – its all all Cobblers fault

  40. 40
    Gordon 'it wasn't me' Brown says:

    If he wasn’t depressed before he forced himself upon us (as P.M.) he must be now – he is utterly crap. We know it, the rest of the world knows it and he must SURELY know it?

    Try this word association game.

    word: Gordon Brown

    answer: crap.

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    Grytpype-thynne says:

    George, are you on MAOIs?

  42. 42
    Bystander says:

    Yes, – but please add a modicum of realism!

    If, for instance, you had

    (a) fucked up the economy
    (b) caused regulatory mayhem
    (c) bailed out fiddlers and froords
    (d) lost control of your control-freakery nightmare
    (e) was routinely castigated by informed and independent observers
    (f) created a parallel universe of quangos, and nutty advisers
    (g) starved the armed forces of money and means, – and then call on them to do the impossible
    (h) created a coterie that included HaHaHaHaPerson, Milisquit and other weirdos
    (i) no chance of creaming off the dosh that Bliar has
    (j) stupidly sold bullion
    (k) routinely lied
    (l) filched, hived off, fiddled and lost the dosh
    (m) got yoursel in a posis where you relied on YoonYuns
    (n) fancied yoursel as SavYa of the Wuld, p and then found it was ballcocks

    (o) etc . . . .

    Wouldn’t you be depressed? – (with the caveat that you are ‘normal’ to start with?)

    Anyway, – as you reflect – do we have

    1. pill-rolling?
    2. relentless wandering?
    3. pacing?
    4. obsessional thoughts and words?
    5. dietary restrictions?
    6. weird jaw movements?
    7. inability to act in a logical and systematic way?
    8. confabulation?
    9. neologisms?
    10. self loathing?
    11. doubt?
    12. guilt? (justified or no)
    13. ruminative thoughts?


    I think the answer may be elsewhere, – but do check wiv ack. international Noo_Lie_Bore Clownsing Experts – like ickleDollyDayDream

  43. 43
    NelsonsGoodeye says:

    Bruxism* eh? Easier that typing “slack-jawed buffoon” I suppose……..

  44. 44
    Great Granddad says:

    Ah. Dancing. Is that what it was. And here was I thinking that he had had an unfortunate domestic accident.

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    Article 38 says:

    Raised this yesterday (sorry to repeat) but, at his conference speech, or the start of the 2010 General Election campaign, could Brown make a promise to resign (if Labour win) as PM before the following election?

    This might soften the anti-Labour ‘anyone but Brown’ vote, impair any leadership challenge, allow him to seem a ‘big man’ like Blair and claim that he is maintaining leadership stability for the financial markets (and lots of other similar weaselly crap).

    Of course, he would have no intention of actually stepping down if re-elected…

    Just a thought, but the fucker is so mad he’ll try anything to hang on to power.

  46. 46
    Grytpype-thynne says:

    We should be tough on Prime Mentalists and tough on the causes of Prime Mentalists

  47. 47
    Plato says:

    The irony is exquisite.

  48. 48
    Elizabeth says:

    Leave him alone about MAO Inhibitors. They aren’t that powerful that they would turn him into something he isn’t already.

    The heavy drinking described on this blog would affect a person much more than taking MAOIs.

  49. 49
    Ceaucescu says:

    For god’s sake man, die on your feet, show some balls. Don’t use the mad as a fruitcake ruse to get out from what you did and believe(d) in. You and the huge woman Sarah must stand proud in front of the firing squad and spit in their faces. You are a disgusting coward, not worthy of the great tradition of deposed and executed filth marxist dictators.

  50. 50
    Max says:

    Mandlebum allows story to leak and take hold; McDoom exits stage left with “face” and “reputation” intact; ZNL have the perfect excuse for 12 years of utter fook up (“lessons have been learnt”) and on a wave of sympathetic public opinion…


    …Cameron still wins the election. Fook things up – Socialists, its What We Do.

  51. 51
    Grytpype-thynne says:

    COBRA is of course chaired by the … Prime Minister

  52. 52
    Budgie says:

    He will never resign – of his own volition, that is. But he could be ousted quite soon. The election is so near that Liebore need not be trapped into having an early election just because of (another) change of leader.

  53. 53
    Old Rockape says:

    They deserve a fate Worse than Death.

  54. 54
    reg511 says:

    I am sure the Ancient Greeks had this very public tragedy as one of the five stories, perhaps Boris could cover it.

    The question of why he is depressed might be the tipping point he has so unerringly forced us towards’

  55. 55
    Pontius The Pilot says:

    Cruddas is already tainted. Guido saw to that the other day.

    The more worrying thing is what the original article suggested; that this has been known throughout the westminster village and that all those who know – opposition, civil service, fellow mps – have colluded to keep it out of the public eye.

    Would go a long way towards explaining the amount of open goals that Cameron has missed (deliberately?) over the last 14-18 months – he should have had Brown begging for mercy, yet he kept on letting him off. Never has a leader of the opposition been given a supply line of fuck ups like it, where he could fucking bury the PM upto and beyond his neck and he has failed to do so.

    If thats the case, then the whole of the last 18 months has been a charade and our political elite have well and truly betrayed us fucking bigstyle, regardless of thier party affiliations…

  56. 56
    Grytpype-thynne says:

    If not, you should be

  57. 57
    reg511 says:

    Assisted you mean?

  58. 58
    Zephyr says:

    Gazza just walked around a hotel naked with a stuffed parrot on his shoulder whilst eating plates of raw liver and got sectioned on the spot. Brown screws us all up for over a decade and only gets a few red tablets. He should be in a padded cell by 5pm today – problem solved.

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    Article 38 says:

    Good to see that they read here – e.g. citation of ‘Prime Mentalist’.

    Must be pretty depressing for lefties coming here and finding out what people really think of them and their schemes.

  60. 60
    Silent Hunter says:


    As a child I remember Billy Smarts Circus on tele where the troupe of clowns had one dressed as Pirot who was obviously the boss and largely the butt of the humour whilst all the other clowns ran around and did stupid stuff.

    As a child, I clearly didn’t appreciate the metaphor.

    I was obviously witnessing the Labour Cabinet in waiting, going through the motions of government

  61. 61
    The MD says:

    He’s depressed !

    I’m depressed !

    We’re all fucking depressed !

  62. 62
    There is no padded cell large enough . . . says:

    . . . to take this lot!!

  63. 63
    mad fred 2 para says:

    The lobby will not ask anything of the sort.

    They too are subsidised by the taxpayer. The political elite & the media elite are a cosy club who conspire to keep the British people in the dark – particularly regarding the unstable unmandated Prime Minister.

    The BBC are the worst offenders – Robinson for instance is such a lickspittle shill for Labour these days that there is hardly any attempt to cover up his bias.

    Browns mental state is a growing talking point amongst the little people.

  64. 64
    Anonymous says:

    That’d be Mandelbum then!

  65. 65
    genghiz the kahn says:

    Just remember how long it took the Limp Dems to own up that their leader Charlie Boy had a little sobriety problem. Funny how it didn’t emerge at the time of the last General Election. When did the Lobby Fodder know this, and why did they choose not to run with it?

    The trouble with politicans is that they want to keep power, and are very reluctant to admit that they may not be fit or well to exercise it, they are fearful that their enemies will take advantage of their weakness and force them out. Their enemies can be foreign power, othe politcial parties or simply their own party colleagues.

    It took a little while to ease out Ramsay Mac in the 1930s, but he was not up to the job when he was PM.

  66. 66
    Anonymous says:

    ….is the Prime Minister!

  67. 67
    Budgie says:

    The original ‘left wing’ of the French Assembly was anti state. Socialism, a quasi-religious political ideology of varied denominations, jumped on the left wing bandwagon in the 19th century, to give itself respectability.

    Socialists pursue political power through the state. Unfortunately, giving the state such absolute powers always results in serfdom, though socialists are blind to this deathly fault. So socialists are in fact statists, which is why Labour and the BNP are so similar.

  68. 68
    Cynic says:

    BBC now claim that Gordon didnt authorise the Afghan rescue mission after all and despite the initial impression in the media that the Great Leader was directing it from the War Bunker.

    Anyway, now that there are doubts on the wisdom of charging in and there are allegations that one hostage was shot by our troops, it ‘emerges’ that it was all the idea of Milliband and Straw. Gordon wasnt there. Didnt know about it. No DNA. No prints at the scene. Nada.

    Bloody Blairites. You just cant trust ‘em can you.

    Pass the Mogodon Sarah

  69. 69
    Sir Reginald Titbrain says:

    I would pay good money to see him Moonwalk past the Dispatch Box.

  70. 70
    Mad Jock McBroon says:

    See you Jimmy, I am sane. I have a certificate from the rest home to prove it.

  71. 71
    Cinna says:

    With the current government we have it’s sirprising most of the population aren’t on anti-depressants.

  72. 72
    Anonymous says:

    Indeed, – and this should have been recognised and appropriate steps taken ages ago.

    But who in that ship of fools would recognise it?

    Difficult to differentiate sometimes.

    This is where the lost art of discrimination (now so politically incorrect) would be so useful to separate :

    truth from lies
    honest endeavour from agenda-driven mayhem
    genuine mistakes from bullshit
    ‘neo-endogenous’ from rigorous analysis
    sanity from madness

    and so on

  73. 73
    anonymouse in the Treasury skirting boards says:

    First heard that from an old RAF instructor – fond memories indeed!

    Obviously, I mean of the instructor, not of either shit or syphillis!

  74. 74
    Michael says:

    Who knows? – there must be quite a few around him who might find his demise rather convenient.

    We might see Doctor Conrad Murray brought into number 10 as a special adviser.

  75. 75
    Sir Reginald Titbrain says:

    Coke and Hookers shows real class George. Unlike a deep fried mars bar and a scrubber.

  76. 76
    Cabinet Office Briefing Room A says:

    Cabinet Office Briefing Room A

    Nothing is decided there without gordon’s knowledge.

  77. 77
    Taxfodder says:

    One could easily conclude that perhaps the entire Government are on anti depressants.

    I would be too given such a Prime Minister.

  78. 78
    Crackers says:

    Campbell suffers from low self esteem hence his descent into manic depression and alcoholism. Pity Campbell did not top himself rather that the man he hounded to his death, Dr Kelly.

  79. 79
    Anonymous says:

    What was the name of the guy in Mash who pretended to be loopy to get out of the Korean war?

    Terrible thing is ,if the Labour Party play this well they can make the Conservatives look like uncaring barstewards.

    That said if the Conservatives play it well they can make the Labour Party look even more ridiculous than they are now.
    No, I take that back .
    There is NOTHING that can make them look more ridiculous.
    Day after day , stumble after stumble!

  80. 80
    Cinna says:

    He sounds like a Roman Emperor. He’ll be making his horse consul next…….oh, sorry he’s done that already! I’d clean forgotten Mandlebrot.

  81. 81
    Gideon says:

    So does Dave.

  82. 82
    Sir Reginald Titbrain says:

    Surely there is an episode of the Simpsons here somewhere.

  83. 83
    Anonymous says:

    Nah, call-me-Dave is just crap…

  84. 84
    Charles Flaccidwidger says:

    Why a padded cell? If they want to bounce off the walls, let the bastards hurt themselves.

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    Article 38 says:

    For further explanation of the insanity that the quacks are trying to fix in Gordon, check this out:

    Dunning–Kruger effect

    The Dunning–Kruger effect is an example of cognitive bias in which “people reach erroneous conclusions and make unfortunate choices but their incompetence robs them of the metacognitive ability to realize it”.

    1) Incompetent individuals tend to overestimate their own level of skill.
    2) Incompetent individuals fail to recognize genuine skill in others.
    3) Incompetent individuals fail to recognize the extremity of their inadequacy.

    Perhaps caused by brain damage at the time he lost his eye?

  86. 86
    SNP says:

    Comander of ship is nuts. ELECTION!

  87. 87
    Mad Jock, the Snotty Scott says:

    It wasna’e ma’ fult ye un’stan.

    But ay’ ta’ full’ r’sponsb’ty

    An’ ar’ ha’ sacked thos’ respon’y

  88. 88
    Doc Willoughby says:

    Brown will not accept that he’s a failure,and will not face loosing heavily in an election. His failing sight,which explains why he writes in felt tip,and awkwardness in a crowded situation,gives him an escape route to continue his charade of competance. Either that,or he’ll top himself.
    No charge.

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    reg511 says:

    Shame Brillo is still on leave, good topic for DP

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    horrorfan24 says:

    Brief contemporary history lesson. Labour is NOT SOCIALIST, how many more times does it need saying? The first thing Tory Blair did after taking control of the party was to put in motion a vote which totally scraped the sacred cow of the old Labour party, which was Clause 4. This, to all intents and purposes, cut them lose from the need to follow socialist doctrines. It enabled them to follow a completely market driven neo-liberal ecconomic policy and ideology.

    In actuality is the basis of Tony Blair’s “third way” politics, which was supposed to be a blend of both left and right wing ideologies. However, with all the deregulation and the encouragement of the government that people should buy things on credit, coupled with selling off our natural resources, not to mention our Gold reserves along with destroying any remaining manufacturing base; their leanings are very much right-wing or conservative. Blair essentially finished off the social project that Thatcher began. Even Thatcher imposed higher corporate taxes than the Labour Government. Up until very recently, during the majority of Labours 12 years in power, even personal taxation has been incredibly low.

    Please for the love of God, stop refering to this government as socialist, they are not!

    True socialism, for any of you who are not blinded enough by your own viewpoints, is about creating a strong independant state, with a strong manufacturing base and controling a countries own natural resources, in order to help subsidise costs for the people of that country. True socialism would build up a countries manufacturing inferstructure, it would also have much MUCH higher levels of regulation to control the banking/ecconomic sector so that the problems caused by our greedy bankers would never be allowed to happen. That is socialism, does that sound like what this Government has done? No, therefore I rest my case.

    This government is a complete shower, pretending to be socialist, when in reality their ideology is very very similar to that of the conservatives. (of course most people on here will not want to admit that, as it will not sit easy with their beliefs that Dave Cameron’s government is going to be vastly different in ideology. Both parties are heavily wed to a free market ecconomy, and it is that free market “Greed is Good” ethos which has put us in this shit)

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    Crackers MD says:

    Brown is probably on Phenezine because he does not respond to tricyclics. Side effects include difficulty in urinating, dry mouth and blurred vision.

  92. 92
    Sir Reginald Titbrain says:

    Do you think the brain fell out through the hole? Just a thought.

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    bergen says:

    True.I wonder whether Mathew Norman has done a modern day Bishop of Bradford(the man who first alluded to Mrs Simpson in public)and put all this in the public domain.If so,expect an avalanche of stories in the press as they all desperately try to play catch-up.

  94. 94
    strewth says:

    it’s like throwing a sausage up an entry

  95. 95
    TheCourtOfPublicOpinion says:

    If Bruin is a junkie, Mincing Mandy the unflushable t*urd must be his pusher.

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    I’d say that taking medicine that affects his un-stoned judgement would be a good thing.

  97. 97
    Anonymous says:

    You’ll be able to spot who is about to ask the question at the monthly briefing, he will be the one wearing this:

  98. 98
    TheCourtOfPublicOpinion says:

    As we all know, no MP has trouble taking the p*iss, so its no surprise Bruin can even f*uck that up by having trouble giving it.

  99. 99
    wibble says:

    Brown is living the life of a champion disco dancer



  100. 100
    My name is Mister Raj says:

    very good very good

  101. 101
    Ctesibius says:

    Pathetic beyond belief from the man who has ‘written’ so many books on courage

  102. 102
    Mad Jock McSnot, the Canny Scot says:

    Will ye wait an’ all blast ye!! – Ah’m ju’ trying tae force this cone fra’ a scot’s pine up mae’ arse hole to plug the gap.

  103. 103
    chronic says:

    Corporal Maxwell Q. Klinger

  104. 104
    Ctesibius says:

    I would say Campbell’s problem was less low self-esteem but more self-awareness

  105. 105
    Michael says:

    That IS the danger – but he has left it a bit late – They will all probably still be scrapping in May.

    I think we should all offer Gordon a bit of support to help him remove such thoughts from his mind.

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    Gordon is God's gift to Cameron says:

    Of course Brown’s severely depressed. Not only has he looked at the truly horrendous results of 12 years of Labour government, he’s seen the bill for it, too.

    Still, he’s got a vault load of gold he can sell at the top of the market to pay for.. damn! Och, damn damn damn.

  107. 107
    Ctesibius says:

    He has no difficulty having a wee during his Monday press conferences

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    They really are trying to copy the West Wing aren’t they ? (subs depression for MS.)

    The problem here is that the PM gets to make life and death decision right up to the release of nuclear weapons.

    If there’s any question about his mental state then it is a national scandal and also shows that those close to him are unfit for high office ( if they have allowed the intrests of their careers and their grubby party to place the whole nation in danger ).

    Brown is doomed – we don’t want to be.

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    Bliar the Liar his pants are inflammable says:

    This ISN’T a new story. As Guido intimates it’s been widely rumoured for years.

    Take this quote from “The Thick of it”
    (which is know to use accurate souces like Yes Minister did)

    “How the guy who’s about to become Prime Minister chuggs antidepressant like they’re fucking Smints. How the black dog humps his leg and shits in his duvet every four months!”

    And the clue was in it’s title, Rise of the Nutters

    Now the REALLY interesting thing about his story is, why now ?

    Because those in the Westminster village and some Editors have known it for years but didn’t dare publish.
    They also know exactly where the rumour came from. “psychologically flawed”

    You guessed it, Mandy.

    And all of this reeks of Mandy spinning from afar and finally letting the dogs loose on Brown. All this vague stuff about diets and symptoms is simply plausable deniability to keep Mandy’s pawprints off this.

    Mady was closer to Brown than almost anyone before jumping ship to Bliar and he would be well aware of exactly what Brown was taking.

    So perhaps Mandy liked his brief taste of power in the big chair ?

    Or is it more likely still that he has been having a “little chat” with Johnson and Millibands representatives to ease into their “inner circle” ensuring his continued power while readying himself for a leadership challenge in October ?

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    Anonymous says:

    Is his only chance to stay leader before the next election to call the election for next month?

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    Grytpype-thynne says:

    Right next door to No 10 and connection to it by special PM door only!

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    Chapps says:

    So you know that Brown was riding Mandle bum as well!!

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    C.O.B.R.A. beer served here says:

    Gordon gets taken hostage by Taliban in No.10. British commanders mount rescue mission. Shoot Brown dead, mistakenly. Job done.

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    Oil Beef Hooked says:

    To recover from black dog you need sleep
    and absence of crushing pressure. Two things
    denied any leader, let alone a British PM.

    The next Prime Ministers question time could be
    horrible to watch and as for the much hyped Sky debate,
    Forget It.

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    Alan Philip Bonggg says:

    Or set his head on fire

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    Grytpype-thynne says:

    Campbell esteems himself far too highly

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    FrankFisher says:

    Well I have been saying this for the best part of two years….

    As soon as he took office a resignation on “health grounds” became the likely exit strategy, and after that a swift procession to the grave.

    This bloke isn’t mildly depressed, he is stark staring mad. He’s raving mad. In any walk of life he would by now have been hospitalised and medicated to the point of no return. When I look at Gordon Brown now I picture a shopping trolley full of old newspapers and rags weeping for the companion it never had. There is a shop doorway missing it’s nightly occupant, a piss-soaked matress on a bombsite that lies alone at night, wondering why its predestined scottish occupant never shows. The world of the Mad is waiting for Gordon.

    And this has been obvious from the start. I remember him on that GMTV sofa gloating about his leaks… there was a young man with something not right in his head; I thought it was just hubris and meglomania, but no…

    Gordon Brown is darkly insane, and always has been. That’s not the question. The question is – again – what happened inside the labour party to put this man in charge? These dark conspiracies don’t always end with a chap taking a walk int he woods y’know, they don’t always function via a man in a high place with a rifle, or a white fiat uno swerving into your path from nowhere. Nods and smiles and secret ballots – or the lack of them – work just as well as grassy knolls.

    Something very bad has happened in this country.


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    Aberdeen Angus McDayie says:

    Well, say where. But what is cause and what is effect?

    If the bruxism is caused by and only by MAOIs, then I would say he has been on them for some years. The major recent change I haved noticed is the visibly altered facial muscle tone and control, as per the gurning YouTube performance. If that is new, it points to a recently enhanced or altered regime of medication.

    In which case Guido’s question is more apposite than ever. With the MSM now churning the story, get your bets on a nu nu liebore leader by October.

    And don’t forget to admire the play of the light.

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    Alan Philip Bonggg says:

    And another side-effect of MAOIs is sleep disturbance.

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    The Beast of Clerkenwell says:

    I do so hope that McMental commits suicide
    We should then declare a national holiday

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    Grytpype-thynne says:

    It was also the theme of “Catch 22″

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    FrankFisher says:

    And the Lobby are unrepentant – I challenged Michael White on it; he was still convinced that hiding Charlie’s alcoholism was the right thing for the press to do. I believe they would also hide Brown’s madness.

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    Thats News says:

    Also used for treating otherwise untreatable migraines and for Parkinsons.

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    MincingBotty says:

    Oh this is too good to be true!

    Guido and his cronies doing my work for me . . clearing the way for my takeover.

    Let the march towards the EUSSR continue!!

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    Tim Pendry says:

    I am no lover of New Labour but this thread seems to indicate a streak of native viciousness in many of its ‘official’ opponents that makes me question whether a Government of the centre-right would not be as fundamentally neurotic as the one it might replace.

    It is not the political class alone that is the problem but obsessive political groupies who rage from armchairs and offices as if they actually mattered one whit. The whole political infrastructure – the politicians, the wonkers, the media, the critics – are all part of the same community of deckchair arrangers on the Titanic.

    Yes, it would be a serious matter if the Prime Minister was not fit to think straight but a) this is still all vicious rumour and innuendo and not yet proven, b) it shows a downright evil attitude to mental illness and, even if true, should be classed as a private matter if there is no evidence that it is seriously problematic, c) the Government is not just one person but a system and it will have ways of handling serious incapacity and d) if this man was ill (unproven), compassion is a more appropriate response.

    Compassion is not weakness, ‘ad hominem’ snide comments are. The right response is too seek the truth and, if he is unwell, strongly press that he be relieved of his duties on the facts (though rule by his current Deputy ought to put the fear of God into you lot!)

    What is clear is that so many of you actually want him to be sick – nasty counterparts of those Lefties who would wish terminal illness on Maggie Thatcher and who cruelly gloat at her current troubles. You may wonder why the public out there increasingly despises and fears anyone interested in politics – but many political nerds seem to be so riddled with aggression that one hopes they never get near the levers of power lest we find ourselves burdened with a bunch of petty Yezhovs and Himmlers.

    I am old-fashioned enough to think you critique a Government on its policies and functional competence. The intellectual pygmies obsessing about this issue and becoming shrill in their nastiness represent all that is wrong with British politics. I use my real name unlike some of the moral cowards on this thread.

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    shelling-out says:

    But Charlie Boy was always focused and coherent in public.

    Brown is not focused, and rarely in the public eye these days.

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    Boycott the Р Я А Б Д А licence fee says:

    Interesting! So the lefties have finally caught on and admitted it among themselves. It’s a start, I guess.

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    David Miliband wants that Blair back says:

    I don’t see haow Gordon can carry on as Labour Leader and PM much longer. Perhaps he will announce that he is standing down to a worshiping crowd at the Labour party conference.

    Then they will ALL tell lies and say “how sad, what a jolly good fellow he was”. Then they can breath a sigh of relief and find someone who may just win the next election for them. Problem being they kicked out the only person who could possibly have won the next election.

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    Gordon Stole My Pension says:

    I heard of a man who hung himself from a bridge over the Thames, using piano wire around his neck. Except it didn’t kill him; according to the autopsy, he was still alive and struggling when the incoming tide drowned him several hours later.

    Brown deserves nothing less than that. I would pay very good money to watch it.

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    shelling-out says:

    You are, of course, right. I will think carefully about what I write in future.

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    Cleethorpes Rock says:

    Who actually goes to these press conferences? No member of the dead-tree lobby will ask the question; they’re still in the pocket of McBride and the Number 10 bunker.

    If this question somehow does get asked, Brown will be finished.

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    Scallywag says:

    He just wants out on health grounds…

    No bottle!

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    Chapps says:

    Is it time to send for Jackos doctor?

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    Mark H says:

    …my missus reckons that another pyramidal side-effect is making constant U-turns on previous decisions…

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    Old Nick Heavenly says:

    Gordoom must stay on!

    He is the source of a great deal of amusement to us Europeans!

    Of course, the favourite is watching rather fat bottomed English females roll, (role models?) around upon your high streets, rat arsed pissed, on a Friday night!
    Very popular on Frog telly.

    Mrs H loves it and laughs hysterically!

    Keep up the good work!

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    FrankFisher says:

    He will y’know. Inside a year of leaving office he’ll be in the ground.

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    Yes, because (allegedly) taking illegal pick-me-ups years and years ago is FAR worse than taking strong psychotropic drugs while in office.

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    Boycott the Р Я А Б Д А licence fee says:

    Gordon’s not been seen much in public lately as he’s rumoured to be working on a more honest sequel entitled ‘Gutless’.

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    Bystander says:

    Thank you. You add an interesting dimension.

    Now what might we say about the insufferable grin, the creepy fawning, the emotional incontinence, the faux religiosity, the ‘I’m sure I’m right’ – of Bliar?

    Do holders of strange attributes stand at an advantage in Noo_Lie_Bore preferment?

    I merely ask.

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    Ivor Schwartzporsche says:

    OMG. The choice and trying to decide between Mandy and Dave at the next election will be awful and could break famiulies and relattionships up. Can one imagine being torn between at the final moment in the voting booth?

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    TheCourtOfPublicOpinion says:

    But the current cabinet actually *are* evil. Knowing they are doomed at the next election, their sole aim is to milk the system as much as they can up till then.

    Still, no matter how unelectable Bruin is, someone somewhere will actually vote for him. Look at how the retards of Salford voted when they had the chance to kill off the poison dwarf recently.

    You just can’t take anything for granted in this game – no matter how sh*ite he is, and bad for Britain, more powerful forces than the mere people he represents will keep him in power for as long as it suits their end.

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    “Side effects include difficulty in urinating, dry mouth and blurred vision”

    Guido must be mainlining the stuff, Dr C. Unless its the ale that’s to blame.

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    Lil Olmey says:

    So give him a bottle, and a loaded revolver.

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    Old Nick Heavenly says:

    Old Nick Heavenly(real name)

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    Has anyone seen Mike Hunt says:

    Sir You must be forgetting that Mr Browns adviser ( Mr Mcbride) sugestted smearing a tory in the same way. this story seems to have leaked via someone in No 10 .

    If true it would explain a lot of his shortcomings .

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    FrankFisher says:

    “this is still all vicious rumour and innuendo and not yet proven, b) it shows a downright evil attitude to mental illness and, even if true, should be classed as a private matter if there is no evidence that it is seriously problematic, ”

    Balls. He’s nuts and always has been and it is *not* a private matter. A dose of the clap would be a private matter, piles would be private. The man who makes life and death decisions regarding this country being bonkers is not a private matter.

    I use my real name too chum.

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    Boycott the Р Я А Б Д А licence fee says:

    Perhaps the FO can do a deal with the Yanks to enable Jacko’s doctor to come to England and take care of Gordon 24/7? I doubt the assignment would take more than a fortnight.

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    *Imagines a sweaty MDMA-powered Brown shuffling towards me, arms outstretched for a hug, gurning like a chimpanzee whilst uttering “It’s like- a bond, between everybody.. this DJs a genius” *
    *ends up on MAOI*

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    The docs on this site said that about Tone, too: the visible circles in his eyes indicated heart problems.

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    Gordon Stole My Pension says:

    Damn, I’m not good at that game. My answer was another four letter word that begins with ‘C’.

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    “should be classed as a private matter”

    It should be, if his shaking claw wasn’t constantly hovering above the very “public consequences” nuclear trigger.

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    Johnny Gurkha says:

    Love it!

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    Premier Gordon Brown says:

    Libya – Lockerbie Release Fiasco: “No Deal Done”

    Afghanistan – Journalist Release Fiasco: “No Deal Done”

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    Sir Reginald Titbrain says:

    Maybe the Civil Service realise he is round the bend ask themselves what’s new? what’s the big deal? OK, so he’s gold standard but we’ve had them all in here.

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    “watching rather fat bottomed English females roll, (role models?) around upon your high streets, rat arsed pissed, on a Friday night!”

    You leave Cherie and Sarah out of it.

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    God says:

    Look. I gave you all freedom of choice when I made you because you liked the idea and I liked you. You took it. Now sort it all out before I change my mind and decide to start from scratch again. I can do that you know. In fact I do from time to time, so I don’t forget that I can. Bunnies…

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    Ivor Schwartzporsche says:

    We’re bloody depressed. Fuck him. He’s lucky he is identifiable ‘cos the young people of today don’t know what they’re supposed to be any longer.

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    Oil Beef Hooked(Mr.Bash a beggar) says:

    Hmmmmmmmmm. Ditto.

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    If he’s not depressed, he really hasn’t understood the situation.

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    Anonymous says:

    The difference is that if he was to do the decent thing and stand down (for illness or that he’s incompetent and seeks to hurt us every day), we’d forget about him and no longer wish ill will on him – but it’s like you can’t have compassion for someone who is currently attacking you, even if they are attacking you ‘cos they are mentally ill.

    Whereas the left still seek thatcher’s death 20 years on, and will dance on the grave after that.

    It’s also not just the right that are wanting rid of brown though… and it’s because he has been problematic in ways that can be down to mental problems that the viciousness occours.

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    Wight Tory says:

    It started in America…

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    Grytpype-thynne says:

    I think you should jopin The Leader on MAOIs

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    Odds Bodkins says:

    It’s not just Brown though is it? He is but a microcosm of the basket-case that is the Labour party and socialism in general

    “Reason is not automatic. Those who deny it cannot be conquered by it. Do not count on them. Leave them alone.”
    Ayn Rand

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    Lady Shanella Shagnasty says:

    With Brown “off-balance” it follows that all his economic masterpieces are “off balance-sheet” – PFI’s, Academies etc

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    Boycott the Р Я А Б Д А licence fee says:

    Agreed, but is there actually any evidence that Brown is on MAOIs specifically and if so, from where does it come?

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    FrankFisher says:

    Bulgaria – Scouse headcrusher fiasco – several car radios and a couple of 20 quid bags change hands.

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    Grytpype-thynne says:

    Frank, you are right.No one who holds public office can cry “private matter”

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    FrankFisher says:

    watching rather fat bottomed English females roll, (role models?) around upon your high streets, rat arsed pissed, on a Friday night!

    I’m quite keen on that myself actually

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    Grytpype-thynne says:

    And I should have a steadier hand on the Keyboard!

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    Boycott the Р Я А Б Д А licence fee says:

    By 2011 they will be.

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    FrankFisher says:

    There used to be a Grytpype on GU Talk many years ago….

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    Ctesibius says:

    What absolute nonsense.

    I have relatives who are depressed and /or have suffered from depression and have been treated with a variety of drugs. I am full of sympathy for them and for anyone else in that position. The only reason I won’t use MY name in this case is to protect them. I know how dangerous depression can be. It is not a joke, it is a serious debilitating condition.

    Knowing what I know, I would not put any of my relatives sufferign from depression in charge of anything, let alone the lives and finances of 60,000,000 people. Nor would I put them in charge of the nuclear deterrant.

    I do not want the guy to be sick. I want him to be OUT.

    What is wrong with our political system is not that some of us can see that the Prime Minister is mentally illl, it is that people in the system will cover it up.

    Mr. Pendry, let me ask you a question. If I told you that the airliner your daughter was about to fly in was piloted by a man taking the cocktail of drugs that the Prime Minister is apparently taking, and with his mental illness, but that the airline was covering it up, would you be happy for her to fly in it? And if it crashed as a consequence of his mental illness and drug treatment, would you keep quiet about that pilot’s incapacity

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    unfocused groupthink says:

    And if it was Mandelson behind the rumour ?

    but I still agree with much you say.

    Since a large percentage of the British population do take anti-depressants it is hypocritical of some to pretend so much outrage about this. It is also not automatically the case the he should have to step down because of it.

    However the smearing and spinning has been going on for some time and as McBride proved it is not a one way street.

    It is true though that those supporting Naddine Dorries in her Libel action, who is at least as questionable for her ‘eccentricities’ as Brown, might do well to reflect on the nature of the smears she and they decided were unacceptable.

    As well as the smears that weren’t published which weren’t a million miles away from this story.

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    Dave H. says:

    4 x 16 x 3 x 100 = 19,200 Kilotonnes. Hiroshima was 20.

    And the guy in charge of the button is bonkers?

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    Ivor Schwartzporsche says:

    Oh yes…”Prime Minister you said you were going to change and become a candid. What medication is prescribed for caniditus?”

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    BillyBob says:

    Have our Great Leaders, Tony Bliar and Gordon Clown taken us into or, as they would have us believe, out of the Wilderness Years??

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    Crackers MD says:

    Mr Tuscan : professional discretion demands that I do not comment on any medical issues pertaining to Mine Host.

    Should you yourself be considering a course of Phenezine you must avoid foods rich in tyramine such as cheese, red meat or yeast extracts and red wine. The drug taken in combination with such foods will likely result in a dramatic rise in blood pressure with headache and vomiting.

    That will be £50, please.

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    Gudrun von Braun says:

    L…l….let me clear up this matter if you will.

    There is no ingestion of MAOIs.

    There is no ingestion of SSRIs.

    Because you see, ah’m hooked on downers and listenin’ tae ‘Clown Shoes’ from ma ain personal edit of Zeplin’s magnificent 4th.

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    Boycott the Р Я А Б Д А licence fee says:

    You missed out “protruding tongue” from your list. Getting that side-effect at the same time as “jaw clenching” could make for a youtube moment that would bring joy into the hearts of millions.

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    Koba says:

    If you were invited to a cheese and wine party which friend would you bring?

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    What the hell just happened says:

    It’s truly soul destroying that people still talk about NuLiebour as though they are a legitimate political party (who might win the next election, don’t you know). The ‘Executive’ are a bunch of crooks & their MPs’ are cowards drawing wages & allowances under false pretenses. Genuinely, why have the ‘Oposition’, the Crown, the Military, the Security Services et al allowed them to commit treason & not only get away ‘scotts’ free, but actually be rewarded???

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    Oil Beef Hooked says:

    The Prime minister should resign, after all
    It’s only a job, as he keeps on telling us.
    Being P.M. is not compulsory.

    He has a family to look after and
    enjoy and his reputation would improve immeasurably.

    I’d give him a job, I’d just make sure to lock away
    the company cheque book.

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    Boycott the Р Я А Б Д А licence fee says:

    Let’s flog the TV rights to Murdoch. I’m sure it would be hugely popular all around the world (not least in Iraq and Afghanistan.)

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    Ivor Schwartzporsche says:

    We hope so in order order that we can make a sound judgement on political landscaping in our beloved country, Bergen, Anonymous and Pontius.

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    Trough Mixture says:

    The ground does not exist upon the planet that would not vomit forth that filthy c’unt’s carcase before they had even cleaned the shovels. They’ll need undertakers and sextons from BNFL.

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    Prescott:Tallboy With Key In The Lock says:

    It was I that first pointed out that Brown earned his mouth-gape through years of trying to cut his own sock.(Causing Jon Snow much anguish,that very evening).It was I who made the caption competition contribution referring to Miss Turner as ‘though suffering several nail cuts,a game Miss Turner agrees to be probed until the police were entirely satisfied’.(Which Paul Merton alluded to in the following HIGNFY).I made you what you are,Fawkes! and STILL no fecking t-shirt.

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    Oh Aye says:

    Gordon Brown would make a damn fine troll.

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    McMental says:

    It started in America.

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    wibble says:

    Fuck off Pendry

    Given a choice a bet Gordon opts for the suppository option

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    Hmmmm says:

    He should bring back his old hairstyle:

    .. and become a true madman.

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    Boycott the Р Я А Б Д А licence fee says:

    CMD’s singular failure to hit all those ‘open goals’ as you put it is a mystery to me, too. He’s either giving Gordoom an easy ride (I know not why) or else he’s genuinely fucking useless. Either way, the Tories need to kick his useless arse out of the top job.

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    Ivor Schwartzporsche says:


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    Vote vote vote for Jacqui says:

    I think his quack should inform the DVLA and have him suspended from driving!

    Second thoughts, I bet he can’t drive. I bet he can’t even drive a nail in.

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    McMental says:

    Is it possible to place a bet that he will quit on health grounds? Something so specific should give good odds won’t it? But I feel it’s now a near certainty.

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    McGroom says:

    Most people appeared to think Mandy had some sort of “orientation” story on Gordon to keep him onside. Maybe it was nothing to do with prefernces and more to do with prescriptions.

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    Mandelson's Gerbil says:

    Word: Gordon Brown

    Answer: Cockmongler.

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    FrankFisher says:

    Some extra detail on Ward’s blog including excepts from one of Mathew Parris’s articles from some time back (the same one Guido references).

    Parris has been alluding to this for some time – he also, you might remember, outed Mandy and pushed Kennedy’s alcoholism into the public sphere. I think he’s one of the good guys. I think he might break ranks.

    Mathew, England needs you. Sod gentleman’s agreements, do the deed – go public with all you know. Please. We need shot of this madman.

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    Before attempting to bill me with these outrageous charges (inter alia unsupported by an itemised bill) I think it only fair to tell you that I specialise (amongst other things) in medical negligence insurance. Yes indeedy.

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    Bliar the Liar his pants are inflammable says:

    Oh I don’t think Mandy is quite so blind as to think he could win a Leadership contest among Labour MP’s.

    But if he put his support around Johnson or Milliboy (or even supported both of them at the same time as is his style) then he would still be nicely placed in the hierarchy of power. Maybe even the Foreign Secretary for a short time ? The job he has always wanted after all.

    Then to return to Euro politicking under President Bliar after the election should Labour still lose under Johnson or Milliband.

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    Boycott the Р Я А Б Д А licence fee says:

    No charge??
    Do you know how much national debt is piling up with each passing day this nutter is continued to be allowed to ru(i)n the country? He should be ‘relieved of command’ forthwith.

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    wobble says:

    Tim Pendry – “He played a leading role in British national grassroots politics, was instrumental in the early modernisation of the British Left and advised a number of politicians and high net worth individuals on media and litigation support matters”

    Modernisation of the left has not turned out so good has it Timothy?

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    AnonymousSource says:

    So the briefing from No10 says that it was David Miliband and Bob Ainsworth who made the decision after REFERENCE to the Prime Minister – so the old “dictum” holds true.If it’s a success – then the Prime Minister acted forcibly to safeguard a British National(that in itself MUST be a first for Brown !!!!)and if it went wrong or there was “collateral damage”(i.e. the hostage(s) were killed then the Prime Minister was guided by the advice of the relevant Senior Ministers. I cannot for one moment(whatever other criticism levelled at her) that Thatcher or even Blair come to that would try to shift the responsibility like this with “mealy mouthed” briefings to friendly “lobby journos”. Brown is a total disgrace to the Prime Ministerial office.Will he take responsibility for ANYTHING?(that was of course a rhetorical question – I already know the answer)

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    Ivor Schwartzporsche says:

    My guess is that somebody has been putting mercury in his coffee.

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    Australian says:

    Boycs – I think it is more a case of McDoom’s time of “usefulness” to Mandlescum now having run out. Even if McDoom were to do the decent thing and take the whisky and revolver today, it is too late for a General Election to be called before the Irish (re)vote takes place in 3 weeks’ time.

    EU/Blair to Mandlescum: “Job done, you can cut the useless f***er loose now.”

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    smilie in your stout says:

    We definitely have a right to know whether this sort of medication is being used by our PM given his finger is on the button as they say and he has to make difficult life and death decisions in the theatre of war.

    I have long felt he looks extremely ill at ease and must be battling some sort of illness.

    Shame on Labour MPs if they all know and are covering up. A Tory MP asked him a quesiton about employing the mentally ill I think it was – it was a rather cruelly framed question as I recall…but he looked extremely uncomfortable.

    I’ve not particular wish to see Labour win the next election (and they might with Mandelson in charge) – but for the sake of the country he should go.

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    Raving Loon says:

    And people think Kim Jong Il is a nutcase…

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    unfoc group – Mad Nad has very limited capability of creating mayhem outside her own constituency, and barely any within it to be blunt. Gordon on the other hand as a result of powers vested in his position has unlimited potential to cause chaos.

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    Australian says:

    Can’t we just have the NHS put McDoom on the “Liverpool Care[Death] Pathway”?

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    Boycott the Р Я А Б Д А licence fee says:

    The bizarre youtube creepy, spontaneous grin could be accounted for by the insertion of an electric cattle prod up his arse.

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    Ctesibius says:

    Just noticed that Robinson has posted a picture of Churchill on some non-story on his blog. Churchill’s health problems in his post-War administration were of course covered up by his party and the sympathetic press lobby.

    Is Robinson’s picture a coded message that this is happening with Brown, but he is too scared to raise the question publicly. It’s about the only thing ‘the man of Courage’ has in common with Churchill.

    His comment moderation seems to be taking a long time….

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    Gordon says:

    I would bring a ‘friend of Dorothy’

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    Arthur Wensleydale, of course.

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    Australian says:

    I am: I have prescribed myself large quantities of the finest red wines that I can afford. Seems to work

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    This is not an aspirational handle says:

    To suppose the comments here are invalid and illegitimate absent a clinical diagnosis is something only someone entrenched in the cult of Experts, whether physician or politician, could possibly believe in face of the evidence that has been presented.

    I wonder if you consider bloggers should be “Experts” too — and have to “prove” their expertise, have a govt licence, etc before going online. If so, then tell it to Guido’s face. Then naff off.

  216. 216

    “I’d give him a job”

    Please say you’re Herbert Smith cruising for stokers…

  217. 217
    Gordon Stole My Pension says:

    “What is clear is that so many of you actually want him to be sick”

    I hate to be rude, but .. “DUH!”

    With IR35, Brown imposed punitive taxation on me. He then raided my pension fund, so he could spray cash over the likes of Karen Matthews. When he had put me on skid row, he doubled my income tax. And, I recall, he did it with a grin on his face.

    He sends troops into battle without adequate equipment. When they complain, he calls them liars. When their commanders complain, he smears them.

    Brown is a repulsive individual. Do I actually want him to be sick? Yes, damn right I do. I want him to be very sick. I want him to suffer, and then I want him to die.

  218. 218

    Edward Smith, I meant.

  219. 219
    Axe The Telly Tax says:

    But will McDoom use the nuclear option and call an election before they oust him?

  220. 220
    Ivor Schwartzporsche says:

    I learnt the triangle with that tune

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    The Red Wag says:

    So presumably his only involvement was to wish them luck?

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    FrankFisher says:

    CMD’s happy to wait for an election – if he was in charge now he’d face accusations that th eeconomic chaos was down to him, in a year, the obvious consequences of Brown’s crazy policies will be undeniable, and although times will be rough, Dave won’t be blamed.

    he is also crap though. I like to think of him as Call Me Dave, Standing In For Hague.


  223. 223
    Irony lives says:

    Dr Kelly? Was he that mad fantasist guy? A ‘Walter Mitty’ as Labour tried to tell us?

  224. 224
    simon r says:

    Agreed – but only if we can empty ALL of the sewers into the Thames first.

  225. 225
    FrankFisher says:

    I wish he had a dog, so that could die too.

  226. 226
    Bardirect says:

    No one has seen him eating a cheese sandwich or drinking a glass of Chianti.

  227. 227
    gordon says:

    Every day, and in every way, I’m getting better and better.

  228. 228
    Ivor Schwartzporsche says:

    What is black dog? It’s just that when I read about a black dog and a mattress higher up the postings I assumed it was a reference to Blunkett’s. Google doesn’t help in this. Thanks.

  229. 229
    Bardirect says:

    pulled numbers out of thin air whilst he was Chancellor.

  230. 230
    simon r says:

    Ok – suggestions please on what Labour’s next election campaign song could be.

    ‘I’m going slightly mad’ – Queen

  231. 231
    South of the M4 says:

    Hopefully a different one that is currently manifesting itself as Lyingus Bolloxus

  232. 232
    Agent 99 says:

    the op was doomed from the start then! The curse of the manse

  233. 233
    unfocused groupthink says:

    but we are still talking about rumours and innuendo

    rumours i happen to think are true but still unproven

    it’s also the actual seriousness that matters not vague blatantly partisan rhetoric about how bonkers Brown is

    roughly 1 in 20 males and 1 in 10 females are prescribed anti-depressants with an incidence of roughly 1 in 4 people suffering some form of mental illness during their lives

    if he is taking anti-depressants he is taking them under medical supervision
    a doctor would be a better judge than a political blog and his political opponents whether he is able to function or not

    if the contention is that the trouble with the Labour Government is simply that Brown is medically unfit to hold office then some had better think through what that means

  234. 234
    Ivor Schwartzporsche says:

    Yes Tim, you are probably right upon reflection. (In your mirror).

  235. 235

    Excellent one Chapps.

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    Boycott the Р Я А Б Д А licence fee says:

    I believe you are mistaken. There’s no “evil attitude towards mental illness” here. There is, however, an intense loathing; a raw and visceral hatred of Brown for very good reasons: what he has done to Britain. Don’t get the two unrelated issues mixed up!

  237. 237
    Ivor Schwartzporsche says:

    The oaky cokey

  238. 238
    albacore says:

    Snakes don’t bite their own tongues.
    If the rumours that Brown’s alienated are true, how come Cameron and the rest of the wet or dry (but mainly hopeless) Tories haven’t managed to provoke him into a live hissy fit in all these years?

  239. 239
    South of the M4 says:

    Me too. But any potential alcoholism is presented by the affordability bit.

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    I’m not worried about him taking medication. I’m worried he may stop taking it.

    If the sort of mental behaviour he has exhibited since 2007 is with the help of anti depressants, imagine how terrifyingly unstable he becomes without them.

  241. 241
    Anonymous says:

    He sounds like a Roman Emperor.

    No, he sounds like a Greek tragedy.

    He built his entire life around attaining this imaginably lofty goal of being prime minister. To achieve it, he lied, cheated, betrayed and abused everyone around him but, in the end, he got it. He reached the pinnacle of his life’s ambition…….

    …….only to find that he simply wasn’t competent to do the job.

    Brown knows he should step down; he knows that neither he nor his party have any idea how to fix the country – hell, they don’t even know how to stop doing damage let alone how to repair the damage that’s already been done. He knows this. But he’s spent so much of his life so heavily invested in his fantasy/ambition of being prime minister that he can’t bring himself to confess his failure publicy by resigning and calling a general election.

    Brown’s story is the ultimate illustration that you should be careful what you wish for.

  242. 242
    Ivor Schwartzporsche says:

    but they are skint

  243. 243
    Sukyspook says:

    Knowing what he’s been involved in and an enabler of over the past 12 years can’t be helping Gordon ‘hold it together’….

    Romans 6:23
    “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life………..”

    and as we all must surely know:

    Job 4:8
    “they that plow iniquity, and sow wickedness, reap the same.”

    And for those who would shout ‘God-botherer’ at me – I’m far from it but whether we like it or not and whoever manipulated it – or not – the Truth of our predicament can be found within The Bible.

    I highly recommend said book to Gordon, Tony and Peter (and the rest of them – they know who they are) before it’s too late for all of them…

    Gordon MUST resign as he is quite obviously sick. However, those who ‘run’ him will run him into the ground and then spin him as a hero…. mark my words.

  244. 244
    Bardirect says:

    In the US they have to prove their good health by disclosing their medical records.

    McCain had to prove he was cancer free having suffered skin cancer in the past.

    Why shouldn’t Brown be required to quash these “ugly” rumours if they have no foundation?

    And why shouldn’t all his colleagues be required to explain how they have tolerated it for so long whilst we sank deeper and deeper. It’s not just about him but the entire leadership of Labour.

  245. 245
    Anonymous says:

    George, shouldn’t you be off harassing the staff at Glasgow Uni instead of, y’know, shitting up the comments thread on this blog?

    Go picket the College Club or break wind outside the Faculty Office or something.

  246. 246
    Ivor Schwartzporsche says:

    Hannon got close – Brown could only laugh surrounded by tv and eurotwonks

  247. 247
    jelly wobble says:

    Tim, you comment really is a gormless effort, you know and i know this has got nothing to do with mental health

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    We live in hope...Die in fear says:

    Showdown Time??

    Just thought this story may be the unions telling our beloved leader that there is no money for the GE unless…….



    accession to their demands…

  249. 249
    aswinsterstale says:

    Drive a car into a wall when your on drugs you go to prison.
    Drive the country into a wall when you are on drugs you get a job with the IMF.
    I’d be on drugs if I were stupid enough to have voted labour, I don’t blame him, I’d take anything if I woke up tomorrow realising I was Gordo Brown

  250. 250
    chronic says:

    ‘The Lunatic Has Taken Over The Asylum’ -Fun Boy Three

  251. 251
    Four-eyed English Genius says:

    The thought of Brown the Clown is enough to bring on an attack of Coulrophobia!

  252. 252
    NewGirl says:

    Tell you what. I’ll ask him.

  253. 253
    Pontius The Pilot says:

    Have a look at the original article that Guido references. It implies that they’ve ALL deliberately gone soft on him and that the whole political establishment has effectively had a conspiracy of silence.

    After all, for as long as he is there, what is the impetus to do anything, to change anything to reform anything? To take your noses out of the trough?

    There isnt one. Everybody can keep lining their own pockets until they are forced by the public at the next GE to do something about it.

  254. 254
    Anonymous says:

    When your enemy is in the middle of making a mistake don’t inturupt him

  255. 255
    Mary Hinge says:

    Yes they should have an election. There’s no way two unelected (by the electorate) PMs will be acceptable. They will have to bring the election forward.

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    But Gordon Brown has the unerring ability to pick the worst option. He has demonstrated this time and time again. If he were to go on Deal or no Deal, Noel would end up having to tell him he’s lost everything as is going home with nothing. Not even the box.

  257. 257
    Thats News says:

    Shoot Brown dead, mistakenly.

    Ten times.

  258. 258
    Axe The Telly Tax says:

    He may not respond to trick-cyclists but have you tried him with unicyclists ;-)

  259. 259
    Boycott the Р Я А Б Д А licence fee says:

    Birds pissed and out of control, vomiting in the gutter and getting shagged up against lamp posts?

    It’s “Cool Britannia” – innit. 26% of arseholes still support Nu Labour. God help us.

  260. 260
    bandersnatch says:

    John Cruddas is likely their only hope to avoid a wipeout. Everyone else has been ridiculed for something or other, and many of them justifiably… The unions may well say as much…

  261. 261
    Ctesibius says:

    No reason why you couldn’t write him an open letter and ask him to publish the reply. Why didn’t I think of that?

  262. 262
    Bardirect says:

    Gordon can’t make it due to his meds.

  263. 263
    Ctesibius says:

    “They’re coming to take me away, ha ha, hee”

  264. 264
    Oil Beef Hooked says:

    Or, ” They that sow the wind, shall reap the whirlwind”

    Or, ” What goes around, comes around”

    Or, ” I told you to put that fucking dog on a lead”

  265. 265
    Article 38 says:

    Perhaps that nice Mr Boulton from Sky can shout out the question every time Brown passes through the door at No. 10? Could be entertaining!

  266. 266
    Boycott the Р Я А Б Д А licence fee says:

    Underestimate, I believe. That’s only 19.2 megatons by your figures; well short of the true amount. Even 40 years ago I believe the Russians detonated a single device of 50 megatons – the so-called Czar Bomb – just for test purposes. Check it out on youtube. Awesome!

  267. 267
    Axe The Telly Tax says:

    Serves him right for listening to Led Zeppelin ;-)

  268. 268
    JMT says:

    There is NO danger of this crew playing it correctly.

    Even the dullest hack can ask “So, minister, at what stage did you realise that the Snot Goblin was a drooling, dribbling, lunatic pill-junkie? And why did you and the rest of the Labour mongs decide to do f**K all about it? Was that “the right thing to do” or did it all start in America?”

  269. 269
    It doesn't add up... says:

    More McCavity acts:

    If there had been no unwanted casualties, you can be sure Brown would have taken all the credit.

  270. 270
    Boycott the Р Я А Б Д А licence fee says:

    White wine: Mandy. Red wine: Gordon. Will there be pickled herring, yeasy crackes and marmite sandwiches among the snacks?

  271. 271
    Thats News says:

    That’s a damn good point.

  272. 272
    Trough Mixture says:

    ‘Mother’s little helper’ – The Rolling Stones

    ‘White Rabbit’ – Jefferson Airplane.

  273. 273
    South of the M4 says:

    Toxic waste. A license from the Environment Agency will be required.

  274. 274
    JMT says:

    Old jokes revisited;

    “Why did you shoot the PM 35 times?”

    “I ran out of ammo.”

  275. 275
    Agent 99 says:

    Broon would probably shirk responsibility and get the hound to die for him

  276. 276
    FrankFisher says:


    I wonder if anyone from the Co-op bank will be there…

  277. 277
    R.McGeddon says:

    Perhaps this is what socialism does to a person after a while ??
    I mean, look at some of the people peddling this failed ideology; Harridan Harpic, Mandelson,Bob Aintworth-Atoss,Presclott,Hoon ( the real Hoon ), Bliars, Miniblairs,
    ( Minor & Major ) Balls, Ball-Scooper etc,etc.

    Socialism rots the brains and ruins Nations.

  278. 278
    South of the M4 says:

    Parkinsons Law perhaps. Brown has suffered from that for years.

  279. 279
    shelling-out says:

    I take back everything I posted in my reply to you.

    Labour. Using other people’s misery to make a political point.

    Tim Pendry, you are a hypocrite!

  280. 280
    Anonymous says:

    Why no Mr PB on the Gueardian pages?

  281. 281
    Pontius The Pilot says:

    “When I look at Gordon Brown now I picture a shopping trolley full of old newspapers and rags weeping for the companion it never had. There is a shop doorway missing it’s nightly occupant, a piss-soaked matress on a bombsite that lies alone at night, wondering why its predestined scottish occupant never shows.”

    What a brilliant turn of phrase that paints a very rich picture. Damn well said that man.

  282. 282
    Postal Vote says:

    176, May I truthfully congratulate you on your Blogtastic name!

    Meanwhile, in the real world, Brown is about to launch a referendum along with the election on electoral reform. The referendum will not ask more than whether voters are in favour or against electoral reform, with the masterplan being to sneakily introduce alternative vote rather than proportional representation. The deal with the libdems will be a voters advice pact between labour and libdems to advice the core vote to give the second preference to the advice pact partner and hence smoke out the conseratives, snp and welshies. Gordon will look reform-minded compared to Cameron a conservative conservative as the latter will argue against such a reform.

    Such a referendum together with a huge jump in postal votes will perhaps help Gordon to get a hung parliament.

  283. 283
    Agent 99 says:

    Well certainly not ‘Gordonzola’ anyway

  284. 284
    JMT says:

    That’s going too far – just kick its a**e hard for showing its loyalty to the wrong guy.

  285. 285
    We live in hope...Die in fear says:

    Hardly.. the Co-op have an Ethical Investment Policy

  286. 286
    Labours 26% says:

    Put a cros in the box ter vote…. ‘k ?…….sorry I kant spel wots a cros and ow is layber Partie spealt

  287. 287
    streamfisher says:

    The drugs don’t work any more by… cant remember.

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    TOO FAR says:

    What or who is going to take over from Brown? I can’t think any of the cabinet could do any better, some a lot worse. And they supposed to be “sane”.

    Out of the frying pan into the fire comes to mind…… very worried.
    Any decent Labour MP’s, and there are some, who are a threat to the incompetents, surrounding Brown are chucked to the back benches.
    We are in deep shit while this lot are in power.
    SOMETHING HAS TO BE DONE! how and what can we do?

  289. 289
    Trough Mixture says:

    He’s a……

    Fucked up mental
    Helicopter rental
    Red beard wearing
    Forces uncaring
    Damp patch panting
    Huge debt saddling
    Rocking horse straddling
    Here’s another
    He’s good to his mother
    AD chomping
    Nokia stomping
    Fukkin’ fruit bat!

    Turned out nice again…

  290. 290
    The Baiter's Master says:

    Laughing at the wrong moments, for example a funeral and weeping miserably at say a wedding, disjointed emotions and moods, classic schizophrenia? Any psycologists looking in and willing to comment?

  291. 291
    FrankFisher says:

    Yet they still extend a ludicrous unsecured overdraft to Labour

  292. 292
    Grytpype-thynne says:

    Milliband and Ainsworth could not find their way out of a paper bag.Oh, I see what you mean, it’ll be Mandy then

  293. 293
    Agent 99 says:

    ‘Yellow’ brick road

  294. 294
    Grytpype-thynne says:

    God, I hope McDoom doesn’t use the nuclear option

  295. 295
    An Old Lady says:

    I am so angry with Gordon Brown I could poo in his pocket

  296. 296
    Axe The Telly Tax says:

    Black Dog – Led Zeppelin

  297. 297
    Graf von Zeppelin says:

    Achtung Gudrun!

    “My magnificent 4th” – you should have seen that “Hindenberg” of mine. Much better than your R101.

  298. 298
    streamfisher says:

    Robinson should have posted a picture of Adolf Hitler, far more disturbing and apt similarities, the last days spent holed up in the bunker, the personal physician with the syringe, the enemy closing in.

  299. 299
    Australian says:

    Do you own a cheese shop, Sir?

  300. 300
    Agent 99 says:

    Well the muck is still hitting the fan quite quickly by the looks

    Hostage negotiators and military officials today expressed shock and anger over Gordon Brown’s decision to approve a high risk special forces raid to free a British journalist when talks for his release had already begun.

  301. 301
    Four-eyed English Genius says:

    Brown is, and always has been, like the rest of New Labour, evil personified. He was way before he started taking happy pills. Most people suffering from such a condition as he (allegedly) is deserve nothing but our full sympathy. Brown however, after the way he has deliberately wrecked this country, does not!

    BTW I wear glasses, I am English and I am a genius, so there!

  302. 302
    Pontius The Pilot says:

    OK Tim, youre right, but its a shame the object of our ire climbed to the top of the greasy pole by using exactly the same methods you decry.

    he can hardly therefore complain when he gets it turned on himself.

    Insofar as “you critique a Government on its policies and functional competence” is concerned, I think theres more than enough justifiable material to keep us going for a couple of decades dont you?

  303. 303
    Andrew K says:

    I think Largactil is closer to the mark.

  304. 304
    Australian says:

    Aye, aye Cap’n!

  305. 305
    Grytpype-thynne says:

    Made me laugh anyway!

  306. 306
    Four-eyed English Genius says:

    Revolver not necessary if the bottle contains cyanide!

  307. 307
    Awaiting my new cell mate Gordon Brown, maniac at Broadmoor says:

    I have just arranged for a special invite for Gordon to attend a Cheese and Wine party, at Broadmoor hospital (NHS) where he will be force fed Cheese and have copious amounts of Wine poured down his neck.
    (just like Guido on a good night, in the Westminster Arms,)
    With any luck the Hoon will be dead within 15 minutes, if that plan does not work, I have a pet Cobra, ready to bite him, it will be slipped into the Cobra meeting room. How ironic.

    Mad as a Nu Labour voter

    Lord Lucan (Shit now you know where they hid me)

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    We live in hope...Die in fear says:

    Frank I thought you were taking the piss. Now I realise you are being serious.

    How much have Labour borrowed from the Co-op. Perhaps they had a variable rate of interest and so their repayments have gone down just in time for the GE?

  309. 309
    resurgemus says:

    “Gordon Brown is a miserable fucker, please don’t vote for us”

    Postie Johnson and the Milibands

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    TOO FAR says:

    Ho, we pay for all their pies, alcohole, drugs with our taxes…… I hate fat women with tatoos also paid for by their benifits
    God some of them are so ugly they should be made to wear a burka, so’s not to frighten small children. No wonder some men are homosexual!

  311. 311
    Grytpype-thynne says:

    Some herbert claimed the other night that I was 94! Had my telegram from HM many years ago

  312. 312
    streamfisher says:

    Brown Sugar-Rolling Stones

  313. 313
    Pontius The Pilot says:

    Only theres no Von Stauffenberg anywhere in sight. Why do you think whenever he’s in Afghan you never see the troops around him carrying personal weapons?

  314. 314
    NewGirl says:

    They’ve put me on hold.

  315. 315
    What the hell just happened says:

    It’s ok, one our nice activists, OOPS! I mean assistants, will fill out a postal slip for you. They will also check that your claiming all that you are ‘entitled to’ (coz it’s yer right innit). Thank you for your assistance in the death of Britain. Perhaps the electorate sholud be forced to go to Specsavers…

  316. 316

    What about his budgie, Frank? A touch of psittacosis for the wee fellow might do the trick.

  317. 317
    Australian says:

    “Nineteenth Nervous Breakdown” – The Strolling Bones

  318. 318
    Four-eyed English Genius says:

    Herr Count:

    Don’t forget the R101 was the Socialist Government airship. The R100 private industry airship was much better. Also, your Hindenburg went bang eventually, nicht wahr?

  319. 319
    Sir William Waad says:

    “Brown did not make the final decision” could mean “Brown gave somebody a direct order and that person had to decide whether to obey it or lose their job and their pension”.

  320. 320
    Four-eyed English Genius says:

    Depends if there is Stilton and avocado dip on the menu!

  321. 321
    Vote vote vote for Jacqui says:

    If the SnotGobbler is being prescribed such strong medication would it not be
    encumbent upon the Doctor prescribing to inform the DVLA that in his opinion
    the patient should not drive a motor vehicle?
    Well,if it is true,if if if, how can he possibly make life and death decisions affecting millions of peoples lives and safety?
    If it is true that is.

  322. 322

    Its 24/7/365 silly season at the Barclaygraph, Lil. Has been for a while now.

  323. 323
    Ctesibius says:

    Take another Mogadon and try in 5 mins

  324. 324
    Grytpype-thynne says:

    No, Tim is wrong, for the reasons given above by many of our fellow bloggers.Brown is not only a symptom of a wicked and evil contrick foisted on our country for the last 12 years but is one of the 3 leading proponents of it.

  325. 325
    Grytpype-thynne says:

    Therefore no fate is too bad for him, or Mandy, or Bliar, but leave their dogs alone

  326. 326
    Ctesibius says:

    He was not a ‘commando’, he was a Para

  327. 327
    Pontius The Pilot says:

    Looks like John Ward is starting to take some shit for it as well… interesting. It would seem that there is no smoke without fire….

  328. 328
    Anonymous says:

    He’s in a vicious circle, because his wife refuses to get him to quit the job.

    He’s been negligent in his job for years, and so has been defensive since day 1, because everyone who understands economics has been telling him for years that he’s an evil negligent idiot who’s destroying the country.

    So that’s made him depressed.

    But then, because he continues blindly along the same political path without listening to anyone, the attacks on him get worse, which makes him more depressed.

    If, on day 1, Blair had said to him “look, Gordon, you’re fucking useless at economics. just piss off” then brown wouldn’t have ruined the country and he wouldn’t be in the mental state he’s in today.

    Blair, and Brown’s wife (and all the labour politicians) should have been straight with him from the start, then he wouldn’t be this ill.

    Part of the recovery from mental illness is not just pills, it’s knowing your limits and confronting your demons; without doing that your mental illness will steadily deteriorate no matter what pills you take. The pills are just a stop-gap while you sort out your real problem which can sometimes take several years to do.

  329. 329
    Australian says:

    It has to be:

    “Cherry Blossom Clinic” by The Move:

    It was one morning when I woke up, and then I found out that they’d
    signed some papers, and then I was gonna be kept in a bed owing to the
    state of my mind.
    And then I found out that the authorities had said, um, that I’d gotta
    have special food fed to me for my thoughts, um, and I think it’s
    because, because I was going off my…


    Sunbeam from flowered skies
    Twenty thousand butterflies
    Glorify my bed in deep maroon
    Turn from hot to very cool
    Though it seems incredible
    I could ride a bike around the room

    Cherry Blossom Clinic
    Is there any truth in what they say?
    Cherry Blossom Clinic
    Lock me in and throw the key away

    In this sad position where I lie
    From the corner of my eye
    Callous friends just pass me by
    Doctor pays a visit everyday
    I keep asking for my Dad
    They must think I’m going mad
    Lift the blankets off my face
    Quick before I suffocate
    Trying hard to meditate
    Tell the people, “What a scene”
    Write a letter to the Queen
    Asking her if she can come to tea

    Cherry Blossom Clinic
    Is there any truth in what they say?
    Cherry Blossom Clinic
    Lock me in and throw the key away

    Up above the sun is high
    Like a tea tray in the sky
    Helicopter lands upon my bed
    Phantom horses quickly fade
    Turning into lemonade
    Probably feel better when I’m dead

    Cherry Blossom Clinic
    Is there any truth in what they say?
    Cherry Blossom Clinic
    Lock me in and throw the key away

  330. 330
    Agent 99 says:

    It would appear that Broon has been economical with the helicopters. We were always told an increase in % terms had been made (sounds better) and more were on the way. Apparently the latest equipment is not quite what it seems.

  331. 331
    resurgemus says:

    You could suggest he sees a Doctor.

    Harold Shipman is available I believe.

  332. 332
    Col Blooknokk (ex M15) says:

    We ‘ve reason to believe you’ve been in control of a country under the influence of narcotics sir.

    Pxss into this please.

  333. 333
    Grytpype-thynne says:

    The Co-Op and ethical in one sentence? Tell that to the oldies in my village who have nowhere else to shop and pay x2 at the Co-op

  334. 334
    Sir William Waad says:

    “Brianstorm?” Or that Parliament-themed ditty “This House is a Circus” both, appropriately, on Favourite Worst Nightmare (Artctic Monkeys)

  335. 335
    Andrew K says:

    Is that this Tim Pendry?

    “He played a leading role in British national grassroots politics, was instrumental in the early modernisation of the British Left and advised a number of politicians and high net worth individuals on media and litigation support matters.”

    Just asking.

  336. 336
    Australian says:

    They’re busy tracing your call NewGirl. Expect a knock on the door shortly.

  337. 337
    Sukyspook says:

    My goodness Troughie – you could be the new Rabbi Burns!!

    Awesome tome – I’m definately not worthy (bow, scrape, bow, scrape).

    I’d love to hear George Formby sing it accompanied by a uke, – NO GORDON, I SAID UKE NOT n…

  338. 338
    GvB says:

    I deflate myself in mortification Count Ferdie.

  339. 339
    Grytpype-thynne says:

    The Sea Kings have been with us for nearly 40 years and like the name suggests were never intended for use in a landlocked mountainous region

  340. 340
    cracking up says:

    I’m no historian but I’m old enough to remember that a “black dog” is what Winston Churchill used to call his periodic bouts of depression. Maybe you should rename yourself Ivor Schwartzpooch.

  341. 341
    resurgemus says:

    sounds like we need an independent review headed by someone else afraid to lose their job and their pension

  342. 342
    streamfisher says:

    No chance of Darling getting anywhere near him with a ‘budget’ briefcase.

  343. 343
    Grytpype-thynne says:

    Cruddas “big ideas” were revealed as the same clapped out old socialism only the other day

  344. 344

    …while they put him in a hold one hopes, Newgirl

  345. 345
    The Red Bladder says:

    Is that you Bloodnokk? Misspelling your name won’t put me off your trail, Bwana.

  346. 346
    NewGirl says:

    Still holding…

  347. 347
    Sukyspook says:

    lololololololololol <:0)

    Whatever happened to the Whale, Oil Beef Hooked??

  348. 348
    Australian says:

    Are the Sea Kings a version of the Gipsy Kings who sing shanties and pirate songs?

  349. 349
    We live in hope...Die in fear says:

    Sympathies there Grytpype. We have one close by too and their prices are high. But on the other hand at least they are accessible and open all hours. Market forces and all that.

    They must be getting something right on the shop front as our store is busy as hell on a cold day.

  350. 350
    Sir William Waad says:

    I wish there were somebody who could cast out Gordon’s many demons. All we would need would be a convenient nearby herd of swine.

  351. 351
    Boycott the Р Я А Б Д А licence fee says:

    Barry McGuire’s ‘Eve of Destruction’ would seem appropriate.

  352. 352
    Call me Infidel says:

    No just a socialist, which is to say a bit of both.

  353. 353

    Dodgy things, those ancient flying machines. Why would anyone want to go down on a smelly old chopper that stinks of rotting fish? Oh, apart from you Sarah, of course.

  354. 354
    Ctesibius says:

    He probably doesn’t realise that ringing noise in his ears is the telephone

  355. 355
    Grytpype-thynne says:

    He was however attached to the SAS and has been sacrificed on the altar of political expediency.To misquote Arthur Harris, the lives of the whole NuLiebour project aren’t worth the bones of a single British Grenadier

  356. 356
    Daveyone says:

    There is already a petiton and 70,752 people can’t be wrong?

  357. 357
    Grytpype-thynne says:

    Another thing McDoom has no experience of.He does not (cannot) drive

  358. 358
    Sniper says:


  359. 359
    Grytpype-thynne says:

    They’re old enough to

  360. 360
    Grytpype-thynne says:

    Good to see money still buys promotion, Bludnok.I know where your bodies are buried

  361. 361
    Milkybar kid says:

    Question; Couldn’t this be some sort of ruse by Johnson to take Brown’s place without the anger over a third PM in one term coming from the anger – the old retiring due to health line as far as Brown goes could give cover to Labour to rebuild and prevent a TOTAL wipeout at the ballot box. Just a thought.

  362. 362
    NewGirl says:

    Well he finally came to the phone. Told me that his mental health has never been in doubt, and started singing Ten Green Bottles to the tune of Greensleeves. I guess he’s fine then.

  363. 363
    Sukyspook says:

    Grytpype-thynne says:

    “The Co-Op and ethical in one sentence? Tell that to the oldies in my village who have nowhere else to shop and pay x2 at the Co-op”

    How very sad and unfair that is Grytpype – just like zanuliebore, the EU, UN, US ‘government’ – ethical when it suits them for their corporate bankster masters. More fool us for going along with all the scams.

    Does no one else see the irony of ‘fair trade’ products – that every other product isn’t….fair trade that is… IMO EVERY product should be traded fairly and no one should be exploited…that’s why I’m not in ‘lamestream politics’!

  364. 364
    resurgemus says:

    PLP – Parliamentary Labour Porkers – a convenient a herd of swine resident in multiple sties throughout the country.

  365. 365
    Crackers MD says:

    Mr Telly Tax I cannot find these unicyclists in my Meds’R’Us handbook.

    Mr Tony I have no need of medical insurance since I am a virtual doctor employed by a Cuacao based medical website mostly prescribing pills for those wishing to improve their Ugandan Discussion skills.

    Should you be in need of a stock of blue pills a discrete service is assured.

  366. 366
    Neddy says:


  367. 367
    NewGirl says:


  368. 368
    Andrew K says:

    Got it in one – he doesn’t drive.

  369. 369
    resurgemus says:

    alternatively he could think he’s on ” I’m sorry I haven’t a clue” – which conviently sums up his leadership.

  370. 370
    Grytpype-thynne says:

    Thank you 348.I boycott it however, both because it charges too much and it supports Liebour.Besides, the oldies can’t afford to shop at Waitrose and neither can the chavs

  371. 371
    streamfisher says:

    Cue for another song, its party time:

  372. 372
    Australian says:

    Good choice Boycs. Perhaps also “Eight Miles High” as a description of where McDoom seems to be (or in the “Fifth Dimension”)!

  373. 373
    Lil Olmey says:

    Perhaps he has LEGIONnaire’s disease ?

  374. 374
    Boycott the Р Я А Б Д А licence fee says:

    So council workers are a “lifeline” to local communities? Fuck me! No wonder the country’s fucked with thinking like that.

  375. 375
    Grytpype-thynne says:

    361, Sukyspeak, the Co-op is contemtible because it prates on about ethics but happily exploits its monopoly where one exists.They have the purchasing power and logistics to charge reasonable prices but only do this where there is competition from the likes of Asda, Tesco and Morrisons

  376. 376
    Boycott the Р Я А Б Д А licence fee says:

    Personally, I’d take an overdose.

  377. 377
    What the hell just happened says:

    The Parliamentary Liebour Party you mean :)

  378. 378
    TheCourtOfPublicOpinion says:

    Yeah, and think of the trouble we’d be in had he broken his “election” promise of no return to boom and bust.

  379. 379
    Grytpype-thynne says:

    Sorry about the typo in “contemptible”: I was foaming at the mouth at the time

  380. 380
    Lord Mandelson says:

    Fuck it, I thought I was reallyomnipotent. Those bastard Yanks and that ghastly woman Merkel have stitched me up.

    GM selling Opel/Vauxhall to Magna.

  381. 381
    Australian says:

    Post of the day!

    Thanks TT, but you owe me a cup of tea and a new keyboard!

  382. 382
    Agent 99 says:

    the story has legs I think. Comment on PB .COM Hat tip ‘floater’

    “Hostage negotiators expressed shock and anger at Gordon Brown’s decision to approve a commando raid to free a kidnapped British journalist, saying that they were within days of securing his release through peaceful means.”

    “Another Western official said: “It was totally heavy-handed. If they’d showed a bit of patience and respect they could have got both of them out without firing a bullet. Instead, they ended up having one of their own killed, the Afghan killed and civilians killed. There’s a lot of p****d-off people at the moment.”

    by Floater September 10th, 2009 at 7:35 am

  383. 383
    Grytpype-thynne says:

    Dear Australian, the country can no longer even get the secret police right under tis shower

  384. 384
    Sukyspook says:

    Talking of swine, am I the only person (thereby hangs a tale eh – ‘person’!) who sees the irony in Sir Francis BACON penning ‘The New Atlantis’ and we’re being terrorized with SWINE FLU in these so called ‘fundy’ “end times”!

    I guess demonic possession of swine is why a certain people don’t eat bacon sarnies – or is it because pigs are really feelthy peegs and will eat virtually anything??

    Gordon has to WANT the demons to depart, apparently…(shall I get my coat now?)

  385. 385
    We Need a Coup. says:

    I think more Sub-Prime mentalist.

  386. 386
    Australian says:

    Only 13 “whats”, Neddie. You’re not very bright are you?

    (Sorry for stealing your line Grytpype!)

  387. 387
    Ctesibius says:

    At least get the guy’s cap badge right

  388. 388
    Gordon Brown VC says:

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel prevails in GM/Opel tussle.

    Boy what a leader! How does one do that? Haven’t got a fuckin’ clue personally. Don’t matter, 99% of the Brits are muppets who vote for beer, footie and porn and believe all the shit on the tele.

  389. 389
    Grytpype-thynne says:


  390. 390
    Australian says:

    You’d better have a word with Oleg and Nat quickly, Mandy!

  391. 391
    Agent 99 says:

    Commando? Para?

    Pretty much the same really with the exception of the method of delivery to the point of attack.

    They both fight with only what they can hold whilst totally surrounded by the enemy and have serious cojones to be able to do so.

    Only IMHO of course

  392. 392
    Richard Blogger says:

    Guido, have you been taking lessons from Damian McBride? Remember him? He was the spin doctor who (unsuccessfully) tried to spread rumours about opposition politicians?

    By the way, you have not fully explained how you came into possession of the McBride/Draper emails. Could it be possible that Guido Fawkes is in fact Damian McBride? You certainly seem to be acting like him.

    I think we should be told.

  393. 393
    Sir William Waad says:

    I’ll be buggered if I take a job with ArmorGroup.

  394. 394
    Grytpype-thynne says:

    Australian, you poor deluded boy, my line is money

  395. 395
    Hang em high says:

    Longer death for this piece of fraudulent shit please

  396. 396
    electro-kevin says:

    One of the effects of anti-depressants is to give the patient a very thick skin. It enables the taker to endure all manner of criticism (good and bad) and to press on with a course of action no matter how wrong it may be.

    This is definitely NOT something we want in a leader. We wouldn’t accept it in a bus driver or an airline pilot. I expect Brown will have to take them for the rest of his life – otherwise exposure to normal feelings for the things he’s done will kill him.

  397. 397
    Agent 99 says:

    Gordon can’t drive….or am I missing something in the comment?

  398. 398
    Agent 99 says:

    he cant drive or am I missing something in the comment?

  399. 399
    Boycott the Р Я А Б Д А licence fee says:

    I think you’re right about the aetiology of his illness. But a cure must also involve rest. He won’t get any of that all the time he clings on to his job as PM.

  400. 400
    Sukyspook says:

    Won’t some of us have a shock when all the ‘fronts’ are peeled back and we see just who really IS buying everything up…and ruining all nation states by design…..

  401. 401
    Medical Practitioner 1 says:

    I, Doctor Roberts recommend that Gordon Brown be admitted for treatment under Part 2 of the Mental Health Act 1983.

  402. 402
    Grytpype-thynne says:

    This presupposes something approaching intelligence within the ranks of Liebour.That theory has been tested to destruction over the past 12 years

  403. 403
    (B)Eat It says:

    Well, if only McSnot had Jacko’s nose…

  404. 404
    resurgemus says:


    Tony Woodley pretending he has some influence over Magna.

    Given he part funds labour and can’t get them to have an industrial policy, what is he on ?

  405. 405
    Medical Practitioner 2 says:

    I, Doctor Smith recommend that Gordon Brown be admitted for treatment under Part 2 of the Mental Health Act 1983.

  406. 406
    Obvious really... says:

    645 fuckturds in HoC

  407. 407
    SHAME ON YOU ALL says:

    Hear Hear – and I am a balanced person – he has robbed my kids of any kind of financial future and led this great country to wastelands – and how the British allow him to carry on in their oh so polite way – any other country would have got this shit bundled out of office years ago,but not we British – let’s all just keep TALKING about it.
    Shame on you all for not taking action to remove the worst PM of all time.

  408. 408

    But what would an Irish cidermaker want with a car mfr?

  409. 409
    Boycott the Р Я А Б Д А licence fee says:

    Well that’s good enough for me. He must resign, then.

  410. 410
    Paul Mefinga says:

    Dance of the Cuckoos

  411. 411
    Approved Mental Health Professional says:

    I, David Jones apply for the admission of Gordon Brown for treatment in accordance with Part 2 of the Mental Health Act 1983.

  412. 412
    Grytpype-thynne says:

    383, “British Grenadier” was in ACM Harris’s original quote.When a para joins the SAS, he becomes a member of that unit and is recapbadged , although only the Saturdays and Sundays variety actually wear the badge

  413. 413
    No Winners in the Uk anymore - only losers alllowed. says:

    Totally right – screw the political correctness that this damn govt invented – why man,at the London Olympics there won’t be any UK winners because winning means someone else LOSES and we can’t have that can we?!

  414. 414
    tat says:

    simple, so simple innit.

  415. 415

    A good start, now all we need is the bloke with the chair and the whip to corner the man and bring him down.

  416. 416
    shelling-out says:

    Oh dear. That’s going to put a spanner in the works.

  417. 417
    Grytpype-thynne says:

    387, I have replied but for some reason it is awaiting moderation

  418. 418
    The Beast of Clerkenwell says:

    Is also prone to crying, along with the tantrums and irrationality .
    As a person who knows a Dr and is therefore and expert in these matters I say

    This demented cock trumpet got where he is by sheer luck and only remains as long as it suits Little Lord Fondleboy

  419. 419
    Pass the Sick Bucket now says:

    You could just be right – I can see the BBC headlines now – “The Prime Minister’s health ruined by the herculean efforts to save the World’s Banking Sytem singlehandedly – his legacy will be the stabilization of the world economy – health ruined by long hours toiling away to safeguard the nation’s future -a man of the utmost integrity and a servant to public duty to the detriment of his own health – time to rebuild and re-cuperate in the bosom of his family- many Ministers and Senior Labour figures pay tribute to Gordon Brownn for re-moulding the Labour Party into a dynamic election winning political force alongside Tony Blair and Peter Mandelson who have both paid their own separate fulsome tributes to Gordon Brown whilst at the same time urging the party to unite behind Alan Johnson to achieve the historic fourth election victory – “It would be a fitting tribute to Gordon Brown’s memory!” – says Lord Mandelson who is acting as carteaker Prime Minister in the interim

    Later on BBC One – a Newsnight Special “Gordon Brown – Son of the Manse- Man of Courage” – the story of Gordon Brown’s political career and how he reshaped the Labour Party and Britain

  420. 420
    Siggie Freud says:

    I’ll ask my mate Jung….

  421. 421
    shelling-out says:

    Oh! you have deaded me.

  422. 422
    Grytpype-thynne says:

    He cannot drive, therefore has no understanding of the importance of 30 million motorists in this country

  423. 423
    Jung says:

    Siggie, you know I am not talking to you…

  424. 424
    Vlad the Inhaler says:

    Perhaps Derek Draper should be consulted for his professional opinion?

  425. 425
    shelling-out says:

    Well’ Gordon’s held a position of (alleged) authority for the last 12, so does that count?

  426. 426
  427. 427
    Grytpype-thynne says:

    Writing GB’s obituary, and I do not mean merely his political obituary, would be such a lot of fun in advance of the event

  428. 428
    Max says:

    Go on make that a petition: HERE.

  429. 429
    The Beast of Clerkenwell says:

    Isnt a good jolf electricity supposed to be a cure for depression?
    I say we plug the jug eared Hoon into the mains, it may not cheer him up but it would give the rest of us all a good laugh.
    Maybe on a Saturday just before the National Lottery draw.

  430. 430
    Count Moriarty says:

    Sapristi! Enough!

  431. 431
    rick says:

    Thirded. “bombsite” – I remember those. I think this image is betraying your age!

  432. 432
    bergen says:

    Rosebery suffered terrible insomnia through the stress of being PM so he’s not the first wide-awake useless Jock pillock to reside at No. 10.

  433. 433
    Boycott the Р Я А Б Д А licence fee says:

    Too right, Too Far. The pathetically abject state of modern British women is reason enough for the straightest of blokes to turn queer.

  434. 434
    Buggering session says:

    Its all about Brown trying to act Churchullian,visiting the Troops 4 times,going to the frontline.He thinks in his own deranged head that he’s a heroic war leader and that he’s loved by the armed forces.
    In reality the bloke is a complete twat,has no purpose in Afghanistan(ie uses precious resources,months of planning,extra security etc)the troops do not want to see him there.
    A good SAS operation is what Brown wants,he can then bask in the glow of those superb soldiers and try to cement the impression that he is a forceful,war leader,and a father of the armed forces.
    The fact that it is turning into another PR disaster shows that everything he touches turns to disaster,it also shows that as a man he is an utter disgrace as he uses the Army for his own warped political purposes.
    A horrible,weird,pathetic cowardly man!!

  435. 435
    Charles Flaccidwidger says:

    It wouldn’t take very long though. “He was a useless fecker” should cover it.

  436. 436
    Count Moriarty says:

    Terrific article.All MPs and wannabees should be compelled to read it several times then answer questions on their comprehension

  437. 437
    Ivor Schwartzporsche says:

    I feel sorry for their children who may have told their mates at school that daddie works for Amourgroup and has recently been promoted

  438. 438
    Bardirect says:

    If Gordon’s on these meds or goes on to receive electroconvulsive therapy for his depression he’s be getting it from people who are properly qualified.

  439. 439
    An Old Lady says:

    The would make a good episode of The Simpsons

    Brown could get up to all sorts of tom foolery on a visit to the powerstation

    Mandelson could double as Mr Burns’ nephew

  440. 440
    South of the M4 says:

    You must be a BBC producer ‘cos that is exactly what will happen. I tip my cap to your foresight.

  441. 441
    Grtypype-thynne says:

    Yes indeed, but written “in the manner of” say, the BBC, Guardian,Guido, PE,Daily Mirror, etc?

  442. 442
    Angie Merkel says:

    Compare Tony woodley to Klaus Franz – the head of the Opel Works Council – and I’m afraid you have to say the right company/factories/mgt./worker reps. got the booty. Scouse Tony is a dinosaur, who not to forget, cried wolf earlier this year over ‘a major vehicle plant being in imminent danger of closure’ – turned out to be a tuppence happenny foreign-owned plant in B’ham(LDV vans), employing less than a small town council’s Diverity department.

  443. 443
    Grammar school boy says:

    Wasn’t that part of the old 11 plus?

  444. 444
    Charles Flaccidwidger says:

    McBroon’s name is not fit to be mentioned in the same conversation as “I’m Sorry, I Haven’t a Clue”.

    “Girlfriend in a Coma” to the tune of “Tiptoe Through the Tulips” anyone?

  445. 445
    Tel Mech says:

    Ah yes, happy days in the mob!
    Nutter Brown would have been sorted out round the back of the hangar.
    We didn’t put up with tawts like him in those days, he would not have lasted 5 minutes

  446. 446
    Grtypype-thynne says:

    It was, so very few politicians would pass the test

  447. 447
    Grtypype-thynne says:

    Like David Icke or Carole Caplan?

  448. 448
    Anonymous says:

    I would rather say they are socialists playing at being righterwing to try and get votes – which worked for them.

    But much like a woman trying to drive aggressively because “men do, so why can’t I?” they end up mimicking it all wrong and crashing badly.

  449. 449
    Tel Mech says:

    Gordons a confirmed nutter, now watch the papers for news of prostitutes being murdered in Whitechapel

  450. 450
    Pontius The Pilot says:

    Yeah, I’ve since seen the erm… provenance of Tim’s stuff.

    Another bloody apologist. And someone rightly brought up the subject of McBride.

    Any politeness and shit for Tim has evaporated forthwith.

  451. 451
    shelling-out says:

    Funny, that. Stephen Byers didn’t drive when he was Transport Minister.

    The irony in that.

  452. 452
    The MAORIs says:

    No chance of him gobbling any of us

  453. 453
    Someblokeoffthestreet says:

    I, someblokeoffthe street, recommend that G Brown be admitted for treatment under Pt 2 of the Mental Health Act 1983

  454. 454
    Sir Reginald Titbrain says:

    Precis for those who can’t be arsed to click: We’re stuffed.

  455. 455
    Big Bloke in a white jacket says:

    Sir, I am your new tailor. Would you please try on this long-sleeved white dinner jacket with all the buttons on the back that I have made especially for you?

  456. 456
    Charles Flaccidwidger says:

    He can’t govern a country but it doesn’t stop him trying.

  457. 457
    Premier Gordon Brown says:

    I’m totally sane. These two guys in white coats will back me up!

  458. 458
    Murdoch Journos start to trim the sails and tack towards Cameron says:

    A coruscating and vicious attack on the failures of Brown and Labour over the past 12 and half years(of which I totally agree) delivered by one of the “Murdoch Attack Dogs” while at the same time heaping praise(albeit faint)on the One Remaining Hope for Britain” – David Cameron.

    Is it a Murdoch “Damascene Conversion” AGAIN or just a case of sinking ships/rats/leaving and jumping aboard HMS Cameron?

  459. 459
    fedupwithbrown says:

    It must be so bad now that Brown can’t be let loose anymore. Also remember conversation between Paxman and A. Campbell months ago discussing depression and made obvious between the lines who they were really talking about.

  460. 460
    shelling-out says:

    That was spot on.

    If only the BBC……..ah well.

  461. 461
    Pontius The Pilot says:


  462. 462
    Anonymous says:

    So you don’t think that the way they’ve increased public spending/public sector jobs/state control to eye watering levels constitutes socialism?

    Greed is not good, but neither is giving terminally useless people free money/jobs that are unneccessary and way beyond their capablilties.

  463. 463
    skint tax payer not on benefits says:

    He needs to see dolly draper for some therapy

  464. 464
    Blame it on the boogie says:

    Yep Blame it on Miliband cuz he wants Gordon’s job and blame it on Ainsworth cuz he is a fuckwit and labour whipping boy.

  465. 465
    backwoodsman says:

    “even personal taxation has been incredibly low ” – I suggest you try meeting the costs of employing people . It really is very, very worrying that there are still people as divorced from reality , as you out there!

  466. 466
    Fees Office Clerk says:

    Brown shot dead, mistakenly.

    Ten times

    In the rescue helicopter, on the way back to base…

  467. 467
    B.Madoff says:

    Another pyramidal side-effect is his government-run Ponzi scheme.

  468. 468
    Fees Office Clerk says:

    Socialists prefer Lied Zeppelin.

  469. 469
    fewqwer says:

    Yes, the Labour Fabians/’former’ Marxists/’former’ Communists/etc can’t be socialists, because they haven’t created a utopia in which there’s nobody for you to envy, but have instead enriched themselves and their ‘comrades’ at the expense of everybody else.

    You really don’t understand socialism, do you.

  470. 470
    bergen says:

    This is the most disingenuous clap-trap I’ve seen in a long time.As FrankFisher has said,the question of Brown being bonkers,now openly raised in Fleet Street broadsheets of all persuasions,is not a private matter for as long as he remains Prime Minister and attempts to smear people worried about it in McBride fashion are beneath contempt.

  471. 471
    fedupwithbrown says:

    No! It’s the son of the manse syndrome. Know a few and they’re all bonkers.

  472. 472
    fedupwithbrown says:

    Get his finger off the nuclear button NOW

  473. 473
    Mad Jock McBroon says:

    A quick Google of “Is Gordon Brown mad” produces loads of evil lies and smears against me.

    I am off for a cry and then to throw a phone across the room.

  474. 474
    Pontius The Pilot says:

    Yep. Thats pretty fair comment, all things said and done.

  475. 475
    Augeas says:

    Happily he can’t force himself to wish the England football team luck. Explains why they have been doing so well recently.

  476. 476
    Tel Mech says:

    I wouldn’t pee down hos throat if his lungs were on fire, as our instructor used to shout

  477. 477
    Observer says:

    What do you mean, “rather” fat bottomed?

    Brit women display their tattooed obese repulsive bodies all over the Med every year. Vomit.

  478. 478
    I'll have some of that says:

    Whatever else his many faults he was 100% right on the nail on the “psychologically unfit” Brown……the Labour party can’t say they weren’t warned….they were just incapable of doing anything, have been for years, and never will be again. What a price we’re having to pay for their collective psychosis. The man should be sectioned.

  479. 479
    Tel Mech says:

    I bet we all know a lord who would administer such a device

  480. 480
    Budgie says:

    Horrorfan24 – Labour is socialist because its senior and junior members claim, apparently proudly (!), that they are. Your whinge is just a variation on the mantra: ‘that’s not my kind of socialism’ that socialists always retreat to when confronted with the dire results of socialism.

  481. 481
    Anonymous says:

    but will it be on the NHS?

  482. 482
    Anonymous says:

    Gordon Brown is a sociopath (psychopath) There’s no medical treatment for that.

  483. 483
    fedupwithbrown says:

    It’s the uncontrollable hands and feet and no rythmn.. It’s obvious there’s a lot wrong. Everything he does is out of cinc with everything else. Would be good on ‘Not so stricly dancing’ though.

  484. 484
    Ivor Schwartzporsche says:

    We are stuffed and we’re not: There is a terrific amount of potential still, we just can’t do it with NULabCon Lib in the fecking way all the time.

  485. 485
    Crackers MD says:

    Brown does not have a driving licence. He lacks coordination. Clutch brake gear lever steering wheel too much for this intellectual colossus.

    Tractor stats is his forte.

  486. 486
    Augeas says:

    He’s right though. Under true socialism we would be making far more tractors, or at least announcing that we were, there wouldn’t be any independent banks or a City of London, so there would be no tax base and a truly third world standard of living. There would therefore have to be armed patrols all round the coastline to stop people getting out, and air flights would only be available to the nomenklatura.
    The fact the Gordon has so far failed to achieve this utopian vision must be a great source of frustration to him.

  487. 487
    Augeas says:

    Don’t worry, we haven’t got one. Only our ex-friends in America can press that one.

  488. 488
    Reg511 says:

    Derren Brown to explain subliminal thought control via the TV next week. Partially lifting the lid on Common Purpose actions through the BBC? Worth an hour on a maybe.

  489. 489
    Four-eyed English Genius says:

    More like +William McGonagall :-)

  490. 490
    Augeas says:

    A hung parliament is exactly what we need….hung by the neck.

  491. 491
    Cassandra King says:

    So Browns mental state has now cost the life of a special forces soldier by making very delicate and difficult choices under the influence of powerful drugs, God help us if he gets near the nuclear button when the drugs are mangling his already weird brain.

    In Browns deranged mind he orders an attack when negotiations were ongoing, did his mental problems interfere with his judgement?
    Is Brown now trying his usual trick of blaming everyone else for his own errors?

    Who thought that letting a mental defective run the country was a good idea?
    The two most powerful men in the UK, one is a sick mental defective loony and the other is a well known disgraced poisonous crooked lying thief!
    How did the UK get into the position of being led and directed by the deranged and crooked duo FFS!

    Jesus wept how we have fallen, in so many ways our nation is in free fall now, a freefall ending in the third world cesspit.
    Newlabours legacy will always be that they led the labour party to destruction, what a way for a political party to end its days, led into oblivion by a crook and loony and assisted by pathetic cringing midget non entities like Smith/Harman/the Millibands and the rest.

  492. 492
    Reg511 says:

    Brew your own, avoid the tax, makes alcoholism affordable, but at least you are not financing a corrupt dictatorial Government of a third world country

  493. 493
    fedupwithbrown says:

    Now Merkel has triumphed over Mandelson on GM we could see a real hissy fit and see Mandy get rid of Brown have an election which he knows will be lost and Hey Presto we have a Referendum on Europe before Ireland can vote on Lisbon Treaty. I live in hope.

  494. 494
    Ctesibius says:

    I posted this comment on Toenail’s blog:


    My earlier comment seems to have disappeared – may be my mistake.
    There are rumours circulating that Brown is suffering from serious depression and is being treated with some very powerful drugs. Whether this is true or not I do not know but it is a serious question which people like me are dependent upon people like you to ask and publish the answer to.

    Is he?

    If he is it is very sad at a personal level but he probably should not remain as Prime Minister. It is a job which surely demands more than average levels of emotional stability.

    I noted the allusion you have made to Churchill on your blog. Churchill, as you will know, was ill at the time of his second administration and his illness was covered up by his Cabinet, his party and the sympathetic press. Is your reference to Churchill a coded message that you are hearing these rumours but that the rules of the lobby, or some other intervention by someone (Labour Party? No. 10? BBC?) is preventing you from asking the question?

    It got modded.

    So did another.

    Robinson and the BBC seem to want to suppress the rumours about Gordon Brown’s mental health. Talk about an organisation with a death-wish

  495. 495
    Four-eyed English Genius says:

    Aahhha, he’s fallen in the water!

  496. 496
    horrorfan24 says:

    Anon 453. No, what nulabour have done marks them out as being neo facist, not socialist. There is a huge difference. And I agree with you creating non jobs is no good thing, it creates nothing. As I said a true socialist government would build and strengthen it’s manufacturing and export infrastructure, in order to provide a wide and diverse range of jobs.

    It would also never have sold of it’s natural resources or gold reserves, instead it would have kept tight control of them, in order to use their profits in order to subsidise things like social housing and social healthcare and education. That is the crucial point which people often don’t realise about what consitutes socialism. It’s not about just “taxing the rich until they squeak.” Yes it does involve higher taxation, but it also entails having a strong manufacturing and productive infrastructure and a carefully regulated ecconomic system, subsidised by the intrest and profits generated from it’s natural resources.

    In certain aspects socialism also uses the best parts of capitalism, in that you need a strong and diverse ecconomy in order to generate profits to help everyone in society not just the very poor.

    That is true socialism, not this near sighted half assed attempt that Labour have adopted.

  497. 497
    Oil Beef Hooked says:

    Jesu Grist!

    It’s going to be difficult to stop the momentum
    against country and planet wreckers.

    Fa la la la la la la la la la

    (quietly singing and grinning stupidly to myself whilst rocking slightly)

  498. 498
    Grammar school boy says:

    That’s why Shirley Williams abolished it.

  499. 499
    Real pop fan, not this modern shit... says:

    Bloody good song.

  500. 500

    […] on mind changing drugs…. And a gutless spineless coward who first wanted to claim the credit, but then wants to avoid the […]

  501. 501

    No! You’ve got it the wrong way around. Rotten Brains accept socialism.

  502. 502
    jpt says:

    I’ll ask him, if you like.

  503. 503
    fedupwithbrown says:

    The rest of the world clicked on when he started telling them all he’d saved them. Some things can’t be hushed up. He’s not the only one just look at the rest of those EU cretins. They nearly started a war with Russia a few months ago.

  504. 504

    Projection is a MAJOR feature of socialism.
    (Envy and Narcissism being the other two).

  505. 505
    Anonymous says:

    Since a large percentage of the British population do take anti-depressants

    What percentage exactly? More weasel words and outright lies from another Broon-Luvver.

  506. 506
    Awaiting my new cell mate Gordon Brown, maniac at Broadmoor says:

    Royal Navy notice to Submarine commanders:

    You are authorised immediately to return to base, under no circumstances are you to open the letter from the Prime Minister of the UK.

    This letter and its contents have been revoked WEF (with immediate effect).

    There will be a flash message delivered at 10PM tonight with further details.

    God Bless the Queen

    By order; of the Admiralty board.
    C/o Ward 10
    Lucky Lucan

  507. 507
    Bardirect says:

    Thanks for thre warning I’ll be on the look out – I’ve got to go where Catherine Eddowes was done in within the hour.

  508. 508
    NewGirl says:

    Oh get a grip you twat.

  509. 509
    I am Sick says:

    The very thought that someone like Ainsworth, is a Senior Minister, defies incredulity, that he actually “advises” anyone other than road sweepers, is truly surreal.

    Whatever has happened to this country, does nobody get promoted on merit anymore, is cronyism and sycophancy the only litmus tast needed to rise among this rabble of ZaNuLab gutless, worthless, ponces and nutters?

    What a shower of shite they truly are.

  510. 510
    Mary Hinge says:

    What about amputation at the neck?

  511. 511
    Lucas Ade says:

    Is it not possible to demand to know whether he is on medication under the freedom of information act?
    In some ways it would be comforting to know he is insane as it would explain everything.
    Surely no normal person can preside over such a total disaster.

  512. 512
    Terrible But True says:

    I suspect we might see Dear Leader this side of the bunker soon.

    The British contingent of his fave game ever, Fottyballing, have again not messed up and qualified for a contest.

    This requires a letter, visits and photo opps aplenty.

  513. 513
    Bardirect says:

    Will he be on suicide watch?

    September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day.

    Leave it a day or two.

  514. 514

    Your grasp of economics and the state of the country is less than that of a small lump of green putty I found in my armpit last summer.

  515. 515
    fedupwithbrown says:

    He was just a normal clever guy with a conscience trying to tell us the truth
    That ‘s what happens to ‘Whistleblowers’ when they are found out. Depends on who they upset. He went to the very top.

  516. 516
    Anonymous says:

    Or “Karma: next time don’t take land that isn’t yours – got that, Israelis?”.

  517. 517
    Tankus says:


    polaroid photos of the Mcnutter in the the guardian

    “With Polaroids it’s like I can see someone between the shots – in this case Gordon Brown is friendly, then intense, then relaxed. We had a chat before starting; he was easygoing and natural. The shot of him on the chair, for instance, I could have made him look bad, but he didn’t seem to care. He had no vanity whatsoever. He had a great way about him and a great smile, which is not what you’re led to believe from the press and most photographs. ”

    then click on photo number two

    hur !

  518. 518
    Tim Pendry says:

    The art of the completely idiotic analogy – the British State is not an aircraft but a Government involving hundreds of senior persons. You have assumed that the claim is correct but so far we have only hearsay evidence from partisan figures and the natural gossips that politics attracts.

    Until it is true, it is for the suggestion to be made (with compassion) – about which I have no objection – and then the facts to be sought and then acted upon. All this screaming and ranting and raving is childish and petty – signs of immaturity. Bet the ranters still think Private Eye provides sound political analysis and Macmillan is still on the throne. It’s like being in the playground with over-excited tweenies.

    Here are the options.

    1. This is all a lie, a dirty trick or an exaggeration with no dangers to the population or the State (not that I give much of a fig about the State). In which case, you are all going to look very silly indeed and rather nasty – as well as irrational and easily led by Machiavellians with more brain cells than those they manipulate OR

    2. The man has a serious problem (which means we may do) in which case it is for our elected representatives to establish the truth or for his Party or the Crown to intervene. A simple direct question in the House of Commons under Parliamentary privilege on the matter of fact should suffice. If there is truth to this matter, then it will then become public and discussion can take place on the facts as to his fitness for office – or the man will have lied to the House with other consequences. Until then, this is just a vicious nasty attack on another human being by political lowlifes.

    And just to get the record straight, I loathe this Government. I want to see it fall. The only concern I would have about him going is that he would be replaced pro tem by Harriet Harman – otherwise I cannot wait to see him removed, preferably in a smashing electoral defeat.

    But I loathe equally the mindless gossips and second-rate intellects without compassion who inhabit the moral sump that is British politics. The people deserve better than this.

  519. 519
    Anonymous says:

    Rabbi Burns? Oy vey! You’re meshugganah, you crazy goy!

  520. 520
    fedupwithbrown says:

    Didn’t he ask for the Blair smile but the dentist cocked it up?

  521. 521

    The country will fix itself if only the government would stop harming it via the welfare state and taxation.

  522. 522
    NewGirl says:

    Derek draper probably caused a deterioration…

  523. 523
    NewGirl says:

    The rest of his body would probably still run around smashing phones.

  524. 524
    Tim Pendry says:

    Unfocused Groupthink (whoever you are) – politics is a cesspit on all sides. We have not had a Revolution since 1688. One is over due and it should sweep away the whole political class which probably includes 85% of those anonynous persons who regularly comment on Guido Fawkes’ blog and earn their living giving ‘advice’ to ease the paths of special interests to policy or are ambitious for their scribblings to gain the approval of other self-referential scribblers in the dying print media (perhaps not you and many others but these political molluscs infest the damp back garden of our democracy, you cannot deny).

    Who bloody cares if Mandelson is behind the rumour? Or who is briefing against whom? It is a game for people who think they are better than the people who watch Corrie or EastEnders – but it’s the ‘same old same old’ soap opera without connection to the lives of the bulk of the population in a time of serious economic readjustment and with a State run by tired and depressed executives for a dim-witted bunch of buffone. Who’s in, who’s out? Disraeli/Gladstone? Blair/Brown? Tweedledum/Tweedledee?

  525. 525
    Memory Man says:

    Or Chianti

  526. 526
    Tim Pendry says:

    Fortunately, I am not a crude verbal thug like you, Wibble, so I will not reply …

  527. 527
    Tim Pendry says:

    Ad hominem, nice! But at least you do your research, anonymous attacker.

    And, no, it hasn’t – it has been a bleeding disaster. Happy now?

  528. 528
    NewGirl says:

    Bet you he takes us all down with him. Bastard.

  529. 529
    summer_Breeze says:

    It is well known in his constituency apparently, that the gorgon is afeared of little doggies. ( It was in the Sunday Post, I believe, a couple of months back )
    Many of his constituents it seems, like to play cat and mouse with him, or rather doggy and gorgon.

  530. 530
    Tim Pendry says:

    This and subsequent comments make my point for me – there are some really unpleasant people out there who get impotently personal … sad, really. One wonders who needs the medication in our political culture … but, personally, I prefer to give people the benefit of the doubt and be grateful for the National Health Service created by a real people’s party over the heads of money-grabbing, anal petit-bourgeois. Anyway, if I really wanted to get nasty, I would reserve it for his predecessor.

  531. 531
    Gordon ßrünö says:

    *Imagines a sweaty MDMA-powered Brown shuffling towards me, arms outstretched for a hug, gurning like a chimpanzee whilst uttering “wanna rub some Vicks on me back mate?”

    **double shudders**

  532. 532
    Sir Barrington Minge says:

    Funny, “Socialism” is right there too…..Simples!!

  533. 533
    Tim Pendry says:

    At last, a civilised riposte to me – well said Pontius Pilate! You have two good points though I do not change my view on right conduct in a civilised society.

  534. 534
    I am Sick says:

    “Anon 453. No, what nulabour have done marks them out as being neo facist, not socialist. There is a huge difference.”

    Actually there is no “huge difference” between either of these competing leftist ideologies, both socialism and its variant fascism are implacably opposed to capitalsm. One seeks to destroy capitalism through overt state control via takeover and nationalisation, the other by absorbtion through corporatism and cronyism to out right state control.

    Different roads to the same “utopia” and both destined always to failure and inevitable persecution, tyranny and poverty.

    Socialism in all its forms, nationalist or internationalist, does not work and it never will.

  535. 535
    fedupwithbrown says:

    Anti depressants are the only way some people have coped with Brown and what he’s done to them. Feel sympathy for them but not for the man who caused it.

  536. 536
    jgm2 says:

    the British State is not an aircraft but a Government involving hundreds of senior persons.

    Tell that to Jack Straw…

    Whether Brown is under medication or not he is definately a lunatic.

  537. 537
    Tim Pendry says:

    Yes, that’s me!

    I also happen to be an on-the-record critic of the New Labour project (back issues of Lobster and Tribune for aficionados of para-political obscurity) and the grassroots politics was Co-Ordinator of the Grassroots Alliance, the internal opposition to the Blair-Brown project, crushed by the special interest greed of the trades union political officers. But that was then and this is now.

    Fascinating to see how witchhunts are constructed.

    Bring it on!

  538. 538
    Max says:

    A PR foul up more like. I don’t see such a small beer operational decision being put to McDoom. I guess the MOD told the guys on the ground to look out for a “good news story” whereby a piece of derring do could be linked to McDoom, his having “made the decision” or been “personally involved in the planning”. A series of immodest photocalls would follow with much glad tidings sweeping the troubled nation and the Dear Leader back in our hearts.

    Then some poor sod gets killed.

    Complete And Utter Fook Ups – Socialists, It’s What We Do.

  539. 539

    […] Prime Mentalist! by Laurie Penny     September 10, 2009 at 4:59 pm So. Rumour has it [well, Guido has it] that Prime Minister Gordon Brown is taking a course of mood-stabilising anti-depressants. Several […]

  540. 540
    Tim Pendry says:

    No, I’m not. That is one thing I am not and never have been. You clearly have no historical understanding of precisely the role I played in politics in the mid-1990s – you are probably not interested enough but if you want the truth and not the surmise, go to Lobster back issues bla-di-bla …

    For the record, I have not been a member of the Labour Party since 2001 or thereabouts. It died ethically in 1996.

  541. 541
    Grytpype-thynne says:

    A real n”do nothing” policy for you then

  542. 542

    […] Mentalist’ by Laurie Penny     September 10, 2009 at 5:03 pm So. Rumour has it [well, Guido has it] that Prime Minister Gordon Brown is taking a course of mood-stabilising anti-depressants. Several […]

  543. 543
    Max says:

    I think photo number three when he’s leaving captures the essence though; as seen HERE.

  544. 544
    summer_Breeze says:

    Frontier Psychiatry – The Avalanches
    ” That boy needs therapy, pyschosomatic,
    That boy needs therapy, purely pyschosomatic,
    That boy needs therapy,
    Lie down on the couch, what does that mean?
    You’re a nut! You’re crazy in the coconut!
    What does that mean? That boy needs therapy,
    I’m gonna kill you, that boy needs therapy,
    Grab a kazoo, let’s have a dual,
    And when I count three,
    That… that… that.. boy.. boy needs therapy,
    He was white as a sheet, and he also made false teeth

    Avalanches above, business continues below,
    Did I ever tell you the story about,
    Cowboys! M… M.. M.. Midgets and indians and… Fron.. Frontier Psychiatrist,
    I… I felt strangely hypnotised,
    I was in another world, a world of 20, 20,000 girls,
    And milk! Rectangles, to an optometrist, the man with the golden eyeball,
    And tighten your buttocks, pour juice on your gen……
    I promised my girlfriend I’d ……”

  545. 545
    Cyclepath Spotter says:

    Spot On

  546. 546
    Oil Skin says:


  547. 547
    Electrician says:

    Nah, – don’t waste time, – plug his straight in to the Supergrid – 240k should do it in one.

    Actually, why not make a daisy chain? Prezza / Bliar / . . . . can take a few more, – feet in galvanised buckets of water, – hell save the water, stand in a cooling pond.

  548. 548
    Norman St.John Polevaulter says:

    Thank God McBust won’t be in charge when the Olympics are here. Imagine the national humiliation when caught fiddling the medals table.

  549. 549
    Tim Pendry says:

    I, of course, can maintain a degree of ‘politesse’ …

  550. 550
    Awaiting my new cell mate Gordon Brown, maniac at Broadmoor says:

    One of his personalities will be, the other will be watching a Sky News replay of the Twin Towers attack, this, personality feels a special emotional connection with the poor and misguided Saudi, poorly trained pilots.

    His Scottish personality wants to understand how they can hit their targets flying with just Google Maps when his defence secretary spent millions on special targeting equipment. He thinks he has a new way to save billions on the defence budget, by employing Saudi pilots on cheaper wages and no training, armed with Google Maps (their moral compasses,) on their Apple Iron-Bru phones this could be the answer to his prayers.

    His number one target is to seek and destroy Cherie Blair and his former lover the Halitosis kid. The Great plan, as said to me, in our first weekend get to know your cellmate, is to create a massive diversionary blast in London, so he can ride to the rescue and deliver UK to Islam the religion his father preached from the Manse.

    Anyways old Lucky did for him, played him at cards the old one two, quick shuffle, his good eye could not keep up and I won the keys to Balmoral, he said he wants to play again next weekend on his final acclimatisation before his sectioning.

    Lucky Lucan card sharp to the blind

  551. 551
    Grytpype-thynne says:

    What do you mean CommanderS.We only have one big boat at sea now

  552. 552
    Anonymous says:

    Well it looks like he won’t go any other way, so perhaps we have to just run with it

  553. 553
    Lucas Ade says:

    Anyone would go barmy if they ate kimshie every day.

  554. 554
    Grytpype-thynne says:

    Max, these are not regarded as small beer operational decisions.They are authorised by COBRA, chaired by the PM.An operational commander would never have sanctioned it

  555. 555
    Anonymous says:

    I also tried to comment in Nick Robinson’s blog asking him about the rumours regarding the Prime Minister’s health and my comment wasn’t posted.

  556. 556
    Ctesibius says:

    Funny that. This is the clearest indication that the story has legs. The BBC are jumping on it every time it emerges.

    Having some personal experience of depressive illnesses in several people close to me I have no doubt that Brown DOES suffer from it. And I am equally convinced that, while no shame should attach to it, it does utterly disqualify someone from a job like Prime Minister.

    If it transpires (as seems likely) that the Labour Party, the Lobby and the BBC have colluded in hiding this it’s very serious. This is really the point where HM the Queen should dissolve Parliament.

  557. 557
    Awaiting my new cell mate Gordon Brown, maniac at Broadmoor says:

    Gordon tells me to say, Careful the Russians & Amerikenyan may be reading this blog.

    Under Nu -Labour our Submarines have never been better prepared, year on year percentage growth in their budgets, unlike the Tories where Submarines were left to transverse the globe, without proper care for the eco systems. We avoided that by keeping the fleet at Scappa. Nurse, Nurse I think I may have fkd up again.

    Lucky, lets play double up Balmoral for Buckingham Palace and Admiralty House

  558. 558
    Crackers MD says:

    I am sending a goodwill Xmas hamper to #10

    Any ideas for goodies to be included.

  559. 559
    genghiz the kahn says:

    A case of Tesco Finest Chianti Classico Rise.rva 75cl

  560. 560
    Politeness Personified says:

    Err…you just did, Mr Pendry

  561. 561
    I am Sick says:

    There is the small matter of Lisbon ratification to consider regarding CMD, by leaving Brown in place until we are in without a hope of a referendum.

    CMD does not want to be the the one who rocked the EU boat under any circumstances and wants the to play “the good guy fighting the EU” role, while all along being its plant, a bit like that other fraud Wilson.

    After ratification he can bluster that it was those horrible socialists who did us in and he is doing all he can to make it as bearable as possible etc, etc, etc.

    The fact of the matter is he could of, if he so wanted, driven the useless McSnot and ZaNuLab from power months ago, that of course would have meant delivering on his referendum promise.

    Something his masters in Brussels want to avoid at all costs, until there is no other game other than a ratified Lisbon in town and any referendum, would be able to change nothing.

  562. 562
    Lord Reith's Ghost says:

    Do you honestly expect “Toenails” to comment on it ? Either way ? He needs to keep his pension intact- after all – where would he get another job at his age ?

  563. 563
    Ctesibius says:

    Well, I do pay the Bar Steward….

  564. 564
    Tel Mech says:

    Are you a hooker, if not you may be safe?

  565. 565
    Fed up to the back teeth says:

    Gordon Brown needs to com out of the closet.

  566. 566
    Anonymous says:

    Oiled Cheesy Balls

  567. 567
    Tankus says:

    no …..its the next page

  568. 568
    AnonymousSource says:

    Didn’t Brown employ someone to keep an eye on any possible photo-op gaffes. He should sack her – to-day. These snaps would not look out of place on “CrimeWatch” under “Most Wanted – Do NOT approach this man !”

  569. 569
    Tel Mech says:

    No you won’t

  570. 570
    Anonymous says:

    Why do I keep getting that “rocking horse” shot when I click on Brown ? Is “The Guardian” trying to tell its readers something relevant ?(that’ll be a first – admittedly)

  571. 571
    Captain Haddock says:

    Let’s “reserve” it for the opening ceremony of the London Olympics .. with all the tourist boats blaring out Handel’s “Water Music” ..

    Then for the Javelin event .. all the competitors could chuck spears at the bloated corpse .. whist standing in punts ..

  572. 572
    genghiz the kahn says:

    Marmite fingers.

  573. 573
    Anonymous says:

    Nonsense. Mandy has only now got involved….the leak came by accident from nowhere near Fondlebum.

  574. 574
    The Fallen Angel says:

    Bloody hell Guido!!!!

    Your last sentence is effectively inviting journalists to ask a question which will bring down a sitting Prime Minister… Whatever he answers to such a question will not matter; the damage will have been done.

    As you say what is widely known within the Wesminster village will suddenly become widely known across the country at large and will FORCE Brown to step down as PM and Leader of the Labour Party. Congratulations you may have achieved your aims…

    You have just increased the stakes massively my friend; beware the response- you are really going to be a marked man now. They will be gunning for you and most likely your family and friends too… EVERYONE is now fair game for what you have written in this article.

  575. 575

    I agree. If Brown really does suffer from a depressive illness, it shouldn’t be made fun of, but it does indeed disqualify him to be Prime Minister. Alastair Campbell would no doubt disagree, but surely even he would admit it something the public deserves to know.

  576. 576
    Cherie says:

    I can’t stop laughing

  577. 577
    Tom Collins says:

    I hear that he is calling Tony “Darling”. Is that a luvvie greeting or mistaken identity ?

  578. 578
    Tom Collins says:

    Watch out Gordon. They’re sending the Wheelie Bin Men in, and they’re NOT intending to recycle you either !

  579. 579
    Graf von Zeppelin says:

    Ja, indeed Four-eyed. I told zem zey should have implemented ze smoking ban earlier, but vood zey listen?

  580. 580
    genghiz the kahn says:

    If Brown has to step down because of illness, Toenails would probably claim that he knew all along, but because it was not in the national interest he stayed quiet.

    Can toenails or Sir Mikail Shite and the other parasites in the Lobby be trusted on this or any other matter, given their reluctance to point out that Charles Kennedy had a sobriety problem. None of them said that he was out of his heid before the last General Election.

  581. 581
    Australian says:

    Hello, Little Jim!

  582. 582
    Tom Collins says:

    No, what Gordon really needs is another long holiday – about 15 years !

  583. 583
    Sukyspook says:

    oooOOOOOOooooo – get you!! You’re new here aren’t you??

    Get with the programme – ie this is the last place on Earth, for now, where you can voice an opinion, tell some truths and have a laugh at the same time.

    You’re not the son of Tom Pendry are you?

    As my offspring often tell me and which I advise you to do Tim:
    “lighten up *joik” (*jerk with a Brooklyn accent in case you didn’t get that either).

    Love and peace whatever

  584. 584
    Tom Collins says:

    He may be too old to resuscitate !

    A good vet would know what to do.

  585. 585
    Sukyspook says:

    Ergo, “Shame On You All” – THE EMPEROR IS NAKED!!! So why is he still poncing around thinking he’s God’s gift and we’re just still gossiping about it?

  586. 586
    Tom Collins says:

    He’s depressed ‘cos he has to keep saying “Darling” to the bloke he doesn’t talk to !

  587. 587
    Tom Collins says:

    Perhaps Sarah could dangle him out of the window !

  588. 588
    What's that tapping sound? says:

    Two SAS in through the cabinet room door at Downing St – don’t bother with the flash bangs,double tap the PM as he sits trying to see out of his right eye as much as he can while abusing another nokia.

    Withdraw,announcement made on TV about an accident in No.10 – the first fatality involving a mobile phone but the second PM to die in No10 (following Campbell Bannerman) – then the country can start the long road back to reality.

    Job done.

  589. 589
    Kylie says:

    I just can’t ooh get you out of my head!

  590. 590
    Max says:

    I have had a depressive illness since 1997 but am feeling better recently. Funny that.

  591. 591
    Mr Slater's Parrot says:


  592. 592
    Trough Mixture says:

    They do a nice line in R&R coachtrips I’m told.

    Egypt (Luxor) last time. The Avenue of Sphincs was popular.

  593. 593
    Jerry says:

    You are a bully. What other purpose does this “post” serve?

  594. 594
    Trough Mixture says:

    My departure will be in 3 phases….

  595. 595
    Max says:

    It highlights the disfunctionality at the heart of 12 years of this government?

  596. 596
    Max says:

    Sorry I should have added “self serving” between this and government.

  597. 597
    Dixie Dean says:

    Dixie Dean MPharmS(pharmacist)

    The population are on the blue pills. Except the mad or those lacking insight.
    there has been several national shortages of leading anti-depressants. Not MAOI’s though- only used for utter nutters as the drug of last resort.Maybe Gordon’s henchmen are taking them too.
    Hope the foods good at the Hague…and they enjoy the taste of piss in their gravy.
    Don’t get too excited Peter and Alistair, you’re getting ground glass. Enjoy the drop Traitors!

  598. 598
    Max says:

    Why not? Where is the demarcation between field decisions and having to obtain COBRA sanction?

  599. 599
    stilyagi_air_corps says:

    Stop patronising, Timothy.

    It isn’t big, and it won’t make you popular with the other boys.

  600. 600
    Anonymous says:

    Guido – I can’t see how it helps anyone to have Gordon replaced before the election with someone at risk of being competent ??

  601. 601
    Trough Mixture says:

    Value nappies.

  602. 602
    Trough Mixture says:

    You’re as mad as him then. Or Carole’s got you on the THC suppositories.

  603. 603
    Crackers MD says:

    Genghiz you are Dr Thomas Stuttaford and I claim my £5. You know far too much to be a simple mass murderer on horseback.

  604. 604
    stilyagi_air_corps says:

    And then he quotes Freud and Marx to illustrate his thoughts…

    Cult of Experts indeed!

  605. 605
    Max says:

    Sorry, I can answer my own question here. All I can add is that WW11 would have proceeded darned slow on a similar basis; but eight years later that states the obvious.

    Anyway by all accounts it was operationally a fook up and The Great One apparently did not now “make the decision” the glory (sorry, blame) now having been pinned on David Millipede and Bob Aintworth.

    Who presumably were chairing COBRA jointly during a medication break for the Dear Leader. Or something.

  606. 606
    Bristol Bob says:

    Things the lobby journalists have not got the balls to ask the queston.

  607. 607
    Max says:

    If it’s a ZaNuLab candidate there is no risk of it being anyone competent. Have faith. If there was any competence in this government of all the hoons it would have become evident by now. And in any case they are of course (or pretend to be) Socialists and thus are inherently incompetent. It Is What They Are.

  608. 608
    Anonymous says:

    Obviously when Guido gets AIDS we will ensure that the Daily Mail will be crawling up his arse with a microscope for daily fixes of ghastly speculation about his health condition. What goes around, comes around…

    Of course, he is too clever to be casting the stone first, but he is enough of a bully to be shouting ‘Kill the pig !’ once he can blame some other poor Fatty fucker for instigating the vendetta…

    Oh Guido, what a fine upstanding man you are…

  609. 609
    Dabble says:

    Blimey – is Beckett coming back?

  610. 610
    What the hell just happened says:


  611. 611
    The BBC are vermin says:

    It’s Thatcher’s fault.

  612. 612
    Max says:

    But crucially Guido does not present himself as the Prime Minister.

  613. 613
    Loony Brown says:

    I hope they keep the loon away from the nuclear button. He might launch a nuclear strike on Liverpool because the city is full of chav shite.

  614. 614
    unfocused groupthink says:

    the point about it being Mandelson is that it’s top down and self-inflicted
    not the result of the shrill abuse that is the trademark of the partisan hack

    we expect noise from the cheap-seats but in this case as in most others we see a reflection of the tactics and tone of those who’s already tenuous grip on moral authority was dealt a shattering blow with the expenses scandal
    yet still they all carry on regardless

    the game is the game and was always thus

    we can certainly bemoan the nauseous depths at this particular moment but there was no golden age and never will be

  615. 615
    Max says:

    The nuclear button is safely with Mandlebum who I understand has much in the way of japes and jollity with the young interns who are told it is his Golden Rivet. As per here.

  616. 616
    joe bonanno says:

    Love the way the Labour supporters try to play the sympathy card.

    Brown has proved himself such a nasty piece of work that he deserves everything he’s getting.

    Save the crocodile tears, fellas, for someone that deserves your tears, because this fellow doesn’t.

  617. 617
    Anonymous says:

    I hope you catch AIDS.

  618. 618

    I’m from Brum – bombsites were a social amenity there. We still had loads around in the early 70s.

  619. 619

    I quit – they deleted one too many of my comments calling Toynbee a hypocritical old witch, or words to that effect. The place has gone to the dogs, and the idiots.

    I am now a drifter

  620. 620
    Don't worry, everyone does it... says:

    Partaking in a bit of the ole ‘left handed surfing’ eh? Eh? Sticky keyboard? Eh? Eh? ;)

  621. 621
    Captain Haddock says:

    Ahhh .. something with blue veins & covered in Gorilla snot .. just up Gordon’s street ..

  622. 622


    That would be soooo Gordon. The wine kills him before he gets drunk enough to pick up the Webley.

  623. 623
    Agent 99 says:

    Has he been thrown out of that professional organisation yet or are they still investigating?

  624. 624
    Agent 99 says:

    I hear of threats of a postal strike so you should be safe at least for a short while mon Cherie’

  625. 625
    Captain Haddock says:

    A No 36 Grenade .. minus pin …

  626. 626
    Captain Haddock says:

    Well said that Man …

  627. 627
    thick as thieves says:

    said the projecting, envious narcissist.

  628. 628

    Guido, you feckwit, this is complete crap:

    “The Prime Minister is said to be taking powerful mood altering anti-depressants, specifically Mono Amine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs) which are very rarely prescribed since the arrival of Prozac derivatives, used only sparingly when dealing with severely depressed patients.”

    MAOis are not especially powerful and are not used only in severely depressed people. They are used sparing because the side effects suck and because you might suffer a reaction if you eat certain foods. Other than that, they are not “heavy duty”. They are used mostly in people who haven’t responded to other drugs. Sometimes they seem to work where others have failed. That’s all.

  629. 629
    Anonymous says:

    Oh my gawd and this guy has access to the UK’s football. What are the Govt, Labour Party and Civil service Playing at?

  630. 630

    Better legal drugs than illegal ones like Cameron though eh?

  631. 631
    Tankus says:

    the Dr needs a new job too … I’m sure Obama would be well happy to send him as Mcdoom is such a good phone friend.

  632. 632
    Tankus says:

    see where queen got a bit of inspiration from (the vid)

  633. 633
    thick as thieves says:

    anonospaz 7.55pm,
    the rules of the game have changed.
    do try to keep up you fucking cripple.
    you will have to hobble much faster than that.

  634. 634
    Tankus says:

    Then again , If the US doesn’t accept all the blame for his errors , he now has the “voices” to fall back on ….

    It was never down to him

  635. 635
    Beowulff says:

    Brilliant article.

    Says it all, but didn’t Trevor Kavanagh and the Sun support Blair and Brown. Weren’t they proud to say they were the ones wot dun it.

    Bastards !

  636. 636
    Pisstaker says:

    Can’t we take the piss until we discover the truth

    It’s much more fun that way

  637. 637
    Trimbush says:

    I was happy with Guido’s words – Neuro – but now you’re begnning to worry me!

  638. 638
    Anonymous says:

    Bullying those with a health issue is not a new and funky invention for the web age – it was around in 1942 when the Nazis were chucking epileptics into the gas chambers and no doubt your descendants will be around to help shovel the next generation into oblivion on behalf of whatever fascist paymasters ask them to do their bidding.

  639. 639
    Arthur Bolokov says:

    Prawn to K4 mate

  640. 640
    Section D Notice says:

    IIRC you’re supposed to keep off the ‘shrooms when on MAOIs:

    Maybe he’s having the odd flashback.

  641. 641
    Bill D'Sarse says:

    None of them thought they were cut out to be Prime Minister though and we should be so fucking lucky that we could find a gas chamber to throw McSnotty into.

    A minor price for treason against the state and plotting and effecting a bloodless coup against the democratically elected prime minister of the day.

  642. 642
    stilyagi_air_corps says:

    These ain’t rumours. these are recognisable contra-indications. And they’re TAX FREE!

  643. 643
    Ed Moran says:

    Haven’t had time to read more than 10% of the comments. Has anyone else mentioned that we desperately need the Scottish T*** to lead his party into the election. We need to totally destroy Liabour not just win.

  644. 644
    Mr Bile says:

    If there’s truth in this rumour it begs the question why on Earth does Brown hang onto a job that surely does nothing to help his condition? And why can’t the Labour party muster the guts to do Brown a favour and send him into a retirement in which he might recover his mental health? This man should not be at work, never mind running the country…Read the Rhubarb Grumble Blog here.

  645. 645
    just askin says:

    Dixie do you remember going out with my mum in 1937?

  646. 646
    Wolfie Smith's Mum says:

    Gordon Brown was a Marxist sympathiser.

    That should have been grounds enough to consign him to the political wilderness.

  647. 647
    Mr Slater's Parrot says:


  648. 648
    D-503 says:

    Standard McMental final utterance: It wisnae me!

  649. 649

    Sad stuff. “” Are you sure? If you believe this half-arsed smear, I think you just might have been….

  650. 650
    Mummy's little helper says:

    And you, Jerry, are a twat.

  651. 651
    Richard Blogger says:

    LOL! Have you been taking elecution lessons from “austerity” Dave?

  652. 652
    stilyagi_air_corps says:

    Yeah, would that be the Gordon Brown who’s spent most of the past 12 years bullying the afflicted?

    He’s got form, you know…

  653. 653
    stilyagi_air_corps says:

    Reserpine all round then! Nothing to worry about! Just like bloodletting and antimony purges, alternative treatment.

    I’m glad you’re not my GP!

  654. 654
    D-503 says:

    I Am Sick – you are right.

    Socialism and Fascism are at the extreme ends of the circle – i.e. they are precisely next to each other.

    Opposite to them are Freedom of the Individual. Our laws used to be constructed to allow maximum freedom to people as long as such freedoms did not impact on the freedom of others.

  655. 655
    Anonymous says:


    What is worse?

    Taking a few recreational drugs some time in the past – which despite the illegality aren’t really any worse than alcohol – whilst in charge of nothing in particular…

    …Or being dependent on prescription drugs to get through the day, and being in nominally in charge of the country?

    There has to be some medical reason for Brown’s dysfunctional behaviour, unless it is a deliberate attempt to ruin us. Which explanation do you prefer?

  656. 656
    D-503 says:

    In the Deal or No Deal scenario, Brown would not go home, he would go back to a soup kitchen, not only having won nothing, but completely naked, and anyone he said “Hello” to would have died inexplicably shortly after.

  657. 657
    Anonymous says:

    So what if Gord is clinically depressed? It’s better than being criminally insane like Blair is.

  658. 658
    Anonymous says:

    Damn, you were one of the few voices of sanity both above and below the line.

  659. 659
    Anonymous says:

    Its so fuckin’ obvious that these stories are being leaked by Mandy to prepare the way for a “resignation with honour”, the heroic PM is spent having saved the world etc etc. Fuckin transparent as fuck. These c unts really are amatuers !

  660. 660
    Obama is a twat says:

    I hear the one eyed twat likes a fresh injection of Pork every day.

  661. 661
    Obama is a twat says:

    Why did Hitler hold onto power when he was stark raving mad as well? Hitler wanted to see Germany destroyed as he felt betrayed by the German people. Well the one eyed Scottish gay boy wants to do the same to England.

    But don’t expect Toenails Robinson to ask him if he’s fucking bonkers.

  662. 662
    Yvette (Mrs) says:

    What’s he calling ‘Darling’? A tw*t?

  663. 663

    […] Rumour has it [well, Guido has it] that Prime Minister Gordon Brown is taking a course of mood-stabilising anti-depressants. Several […]

  664. 664

    […] Rumour has it [well, Guido has it] that Prime Minister Gordon Brown is taking a course of mood-stabilising anti-depressants. Several […]

  665. 665
    Mysterio says:

    “Prime Minister, have you been taking medication which may be affecting your judgement? ”

    Oh joy! To see that moment on youTube!

  666. 666
    smilie in your stout says:

    Well I put it more decorously.

    Get rid of Brown now, and Mandelson as successor could actually turn it round for Labour in my judgement. I know a lot people won’t like to hear that but most citizens don’t follow politics that closely and thus cannot decode Mandelson.

    He’s a master politician like Ken Clarke, able almost effortlessly to push all the right buttons, one after the other. Clarke’s weakness of course was Europe. Mandelson’s may be young Brazilian men. But in these PC times I don’t think homosexuality would kill his chances of becoming PM and in the same way that Obama’s ethnicity helped him dodge some awkward questions about his nutjob associates, so Mandelson’s gayness might protect him from a lot of media flak. The UK will love the idea of “UK elects openly gay PM” leading to long reflective editorials on British tolerance and social progress made over recent decades.

    Hell! I could write those editorials now.

    Don’t underestimate Mandelson. And if there was ever a time when the Labour Party might elect him as their Leader, it is now – 20 points behind in the polls, with a mad PM…as for the Trade Unions, he’s the grandson of one of Britain’s most famous trade unionists – don’t underestimate his connections would be my comm

  667. 667

    […] Who Will Ask the Prime Minister? Last night Guido was on a panel chaired by Jeremy Vine when the subject of Gordon Brown’s alleged anti-depressant […] […]

  668. 668
    James says:

    Don’t let him anywhere near the Nuclear button!

    Why does Brown hang on? Well he has a lot more damage to wreak on us before he goes.

  669. 669
  670. 670
    Call me Infidel says:

    I don’t buy it. Mandleson is a slimy sack of shit and has numerous skeletons in the closet which the Tories would gleefully trot out at every opportunity. Whatever way you look at it the Zanu project has come off the rails and all they can do now is damage limitation. I for one will relish the “Portillo” moments on election night as Smith, Blears, Straw (assuming he stands) et al get their marching orders.

  671. 671
    Call me Infidel says:

    Well to put it simply Brown is PM and Blair isn’t. So I couldn’t give a stuff about the lying scumbag shyster Blair as he is no longer running the show. Brown unfortunately still is.

  672. 672
    Anonymous says:

    James 667 interesting I recall the PM suggesting in response to a BBC question, he did indeed have more damage to do as he left no 10. A statement I found very disturbing.

  673. 673
    Mr Ned says:

    Too True Iamsick. I have heard it described as Marxist-fascsim. If they were socialist there would not be any private quangos, or private coroporations funded to perform public functions. More of the NHS is privatised today than there was under the tories. All of that would be nationalised under a purely socialist government.

    What we have is a National Government implementing an internationalist corporocratic agenda of corporate/state control.

  674. 674

    Wow! That stuff they say Gordon’s on makes my Special Smarties sound like doggie treats. Schadenfreude aside though, has anyone considered the alarming possibilities here?

    Imagine Gordo has gone to the Palace for his weekly conflab with Her Maj. Imagine further Kgosogadi Lizibetti says something she thinks is innocuous but turns out to be one of those “Don’t say in front of Gordon” things.

    How will the BBC and the Guardian spin stories of Phil the Greek physically restraining The McLoon before having him ejected from Buck House by a platoon of Scots Guards?

  675. 675

    Trying to apply pseudo-religious Nazi cod-“logic” to the current situation with the PM’s parlous mental state seems a tad of a stretch, anon.

  676. 676


  677. 677

    It would be even better if one of the hacks produced a chunk of Stilton and a bottle of Chianti and challenged the bugger to consume a serving of both.

    btw. What’s so “dangerous” about Chianti in particular? It’s just plonk, isn’t it?

  678. 678
    Morris O'Xford says:

    Your year would appear to be just over seven times longer than mine.

  679. 679
    Browns cellmate at Broadmoor says:

    Interesting Newspaper review today on Sky News, it can be seen on the loop if you press the Red Button.

    Mandrake- from the Telegraph gets in at leats two references to connect the dots on my new cellmate.

    1) He states that Obama finds Brown ‘Depressing’

    2) That when Obama gave Brown the video set, one of the films was Pyscho

    3) Brown forgetfulness & terrible personality, purposely leaving the Bomber jacket given by President Bush to him.

    Very neat and it is only a matter of time before we get this imbecile as a new cellmate here

    Also can anyone give me a valid reason that David Millipaedo the Foreign Secretary sanctioned the raid to release the NY times hostage?

    Lucky Lucan

  680. 680

    I invoke the Law of Godwin and blame Anon for bringing this discussion to a premature close.

  681. 681
    Tin Cunliffe-Arsely says:

    Are you a pharmacist?

  682. 682
    Tin Cunliffe-Arsely says:

    Not comparing the two… but didn’t churchill suffer depressive illness?

    I suppose on the other hand he had plenty of things to be genuinely pissed off about. Having said that so’s brown.

  683. 683

    […] the fourth most popular petition but completely ignored the most popular one?Maybe it’s the tablets causing his […]

  684. 684
    Sarah says:

    Hi Tim – good points about behaviour/gossip/appropriate comment. But…part of the function of blogs like this is that they also provide a catharsis for the dark side of the human psyche. It’s not very edifying, and sometimes downright disgusting, but also sometimes very funny and perhaps even necessary?

    You’re right to point out that Brown is not the government, despite the increasingly presidential style of premiership introduced under Blair. Focusing on his alleged mental health problems is an easy option, as it lets others off the hook, and simplifies the issue of the misuse of power to the point of idiocy.

  685. 685

    No, he’s an idiot.

  686. 686

    A Conservative law-and-order candidate breaking the law vs a man getting medical treatment, hmm which is worse, I wonder.

    If Brown is deliberately trying to ruin us he’s obviously not very good at it is he? I mean I you all hate Gordon because you secretly hate this country and 90% of its people and want to emigrate to the US or something but…

  687. 687
    Sarah says:

    Ah shit, can’t resist……
    You need the Ramones at times like this (turned up to 11 of course)

    Gimme Gimmie Shock Treatment

    I was feelin sick losing my mind
    Heard about this treatment from a friend of mine
    He was always happy, smile on his face
    Said he had a great time at that place

    Peace and love are here to stay
    Now I can wake up and face the day
    Happy happy happy all of the time
    Shock treatment I’m doing fine

    Gimme gimme shock treatment
    Gimme gimme shock treatment
    Gimme gimme shock treatment
    I really want shock treatment!

    Or other Ramones classics:
    Teenage lobotomy (“ECT did a job on me….”)
    Pyschotherapy (“is what they’re going to give me”)
    Pinhead (“D.U.M.B. everyone’s accusing me”)

  688. 688

    I hear your thought processes whenever I go to the toilet

  689. 689

    […] on the fourth most popular petition but completely ignored the most popular one?Maybe it's the tablets causing his […]

  690. 690
    Gordonout says:

    Arrest the junkie and lock him up.

  691. 691
    Sarah says:

    It would be truly, deeply, ironic if the Fixated Threat Assessment Centre were called in to deal with Brown.
    In case you have never heard of them take a look at this person’s blog:

    No apologies for the shameless plugging of another blog, the remit of their powers is truly frightening.
    The old USSR mental health industry are obviously acting as consultants here.

  692. 692
    Brown Bab says:

    Quote from UKPA:

    Miliband ruled out the need for an inquiry into the operation. He said: “I don’t think an inquiry is needed, all the right procedures were followed, of course we look at all the lessons that are to be learned and that is a process that goes on.”

    (end of quote)

    Notice how the fascist scum in Nu Labour always immediately rule out an enquiry when:-

    a) political corruption might be uncovered (e.g. cash for honours);

    b) political spin stunts have been ordered (where innocent people have needlessly died) to try to massage adverse opinion polls (e.g. saving wank-brain, Stephen Farrell, even though negotiators had just about succeeded in freeing the journalist scum);

    c) false flag terrorist ops (PC Yvonne Fletcher shot by the IDF – they used a low velocity special assassin ammo);

    d) paedophile rings involving politicians;

    e) and government sponsored kidnap, torture and extra-judicial killings.

    In fact, thinking about it, every thing this fascist government does (and the Tory shit before them) is criminal and/or diabolical and needs to be covered-up or spun with lies.

    Gordon Brown will burn in Hell. Being a loony does not excuse his relentless evil actions.

  693. 693
    Tin Cunliffe-Arsely says:

    Is that easier than a degree in media studies?

  694. 694
  695. 695
    Anonymous says:

    This government has brought in so many stupid laws we probably all break one at least once a day.

    I don’t think breaking a daft drugs law in the past is anything like equivalent to launching wars on trumped up evidence, selling peerages for cash, abusing taxpayer’s money, causing economic collapse by setting interest rates for short term gain, or claiming to be the saviour of the world whilst running up debt that will take decades to pay off.

    It isn’t “a man” getting treatment for a debilitating illness, it is the Prime Minister. A Prime Minister who is clearly screwing up, and is also screwed up.

    And no, I don’t want to emigrate. This is my country. I just don’t want it ruined.

  696. 696
    stilyagi_air_corps says:

    Glad you hear some, even though they’re someone else’s!

    PS: you’re on guard duty tonight, some of those unpatriotic Berliners still want to escape to the West…

  697. 697
    Bing Crosby's Stunt Double says:

    Nice to know the nuclear button is in the hands of Neil from the Young Ones.

  698. 698
    Joe Soap says:

    get ready for “none of the cointries current problems are the fault of Nu Labour cos how was we to know we had a nutter in charge”

  699. 699
    Joe Soap says:

    You really need to see the bigger picture guys & gals & where all of this Nu Labour spin is headed

  700. 700
  701. 701
    Anonymous says:

    I agree, and it will end with Mandy being crowned Queen and anointing Little Lord Fautablair President of Europe.

  702. 702
    The 'Cabinet Big Hitter' says:

    Gordon is a Big Shitter!!

  703. 703
    Hysteria says:

    but what could we do – ????

  704. 704
    Agatha Crusty says:

    Dear Mr 10% Browning Street,

    I was so delighted to hear you were on strong anti-depressants,
    now you know how the rest of the country feels.

    Yours sincerely,
    Agatha Crusty.

  705. 705
    James 1st says:

    …and Mono Amine Oxidase Inhibitors take another victim

  706. 706
  707. 707
    DepressedReader says:

    Thank you for that. Regardless of Brown’s failings, let’s not talk rubbish about a drug used by a lot of folk. The earlier comment of drug of last resort for utter nutters is completely nonsensical.

    Dietary restrictions are to prevent a sudden rise in blood pressure.

    Slag Broon off if you will, but leave the depressed among us alone!

  708. 708
    Tim Pendry says:


    He’s my uncle and a good man too even if his politics are not mine!

    As for getting with the programme, maybe I get a kick out of baiting useless ranters in the forlorn hope that a thought might connect some neurones and they might actually start to THINK.

    Anyway, I feel vindicated – that Nice Mr. Dale has decided to raise the issue of compassion on his much nicer Blog. I do hope the equally ‘nice’ Mr. Cameron can hold down his troglodyte wing if he crosses the threshold of Number Ten.

  709. 709
  710. 710
    Crab Fat says:

    Gordon the loon has done a great job, he even managed to find time to cock up the special relationship with the USA.
    A French general became the military alliance’s first non-American supreme commander last week.
    I think this is a clear sign that NATO is planning to run away from, surrender to and then collaberate with the Taliban.

  711. 711
    Tim Pendry says:

    … except to say that you are a crude verbal thug.

  712. 712
    Tim Pendry says:

    Who gives a stuff about being popular … at least I don’t run with the herd like the Westminster rerun of ‘Lord of the Flies’ on this thread.

  713. 713
    Tim Pendry says:

    Thank you, Sarah, for your well tuned comments.

    On the catharsis side, of course, you are right – but part of the fun is taking on the dark side and showing it for what it is. What is the point of tantrically playing in political poo and just staying in the puddle, impotently raving – the point is to come out on the other side changed, perhaps covered in doo-doo but ready for a good shower and to do something with your life.

  714. 714
    Thomas Aquinas says:

    Prime Minister, are you aware of any health problems of members of the Cabinet that may give cause for concern about their abilities to carry out their duties?


    Prime Minister, are you mental?

  715. 715
    Tim Pendry says:

    Naturally I wrote my last piece before seeing that Pontius was, after all, just a creature of the herd … why my web biography should work against the truth of what I have said above beats me. I don’t think you’ve got the version where I report my three years with Leon Degrelle’s Waffen SS before becoming a commissar in the last years of Stalin.

    Bloody apologist for what? I loathe New Labour ideologically. I consider the Blair-Brown Government to be one of the worst ever to grace our nation. I was excluded systematically from Labour’s inner circles because I protested the centralisation of power internally and I actually led the Grassroots Revolt against the sods in 1996.

    Just because the idiot spin doctors in New Labour behave like thugs does not mean that our whole culture should descend to the same level nor that acceptance of rumour and innuendo is civilised nor that ranting is a substitute for politics nor that thuggery on one side justifies thuggery on the other.

    I leave you with the comments of that nice Mr. Dale –

  716. 716
    Anonymous says:

    It is highly unlikely he was prescribed these for depression. I bet he has early PD.

  717. 717
    Ian Botham says:

    A Tory MP asked Brown a question about general mental health a few months ago in PMQ, although it was clearly related to the PM’s mental health. No one i saw made any mention of it but it struck me as odd. He will have to stand down if this becomes mainstream news

  718. 718

    […] Who Will Ask the Prime Minister? Rumours are flying around. Will the Lobby ask him directly? 717 Comments. […]

  719. 719
    Ivor schwartzpooch says:


  720. 720

    […] right-wing blogger Guido Fawkes has been circulating the idea that Gordon Brown may be taking anti-depressants – specifically, Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors – under the touching and understanding heading […]

  721. 721
    Jethro says:

    I’m not sure I wouldn’t prefer him to cum in the closet!

  722. 722
    Hereford Cow says:

    On the First Post blog, in reply to The Mole reporting the MAOI claim, someone has commented:

    If he is taking those drugs, it may be that he is in the early stages of Parkinson’s. That’s a common combination to reduce tremors.

    Posted by eyebeat at 9:15pm on September 10, 2009

    I wonder if Aberdeen Angus might be onto the same thing.

  723. 723
    Hereford Cow says:

    A quick google search reveals thayt Monoamine Oxidase inhibitors have, over the last four or five years, become a very popular treatment for some symptoms of Parkinsons Disease. Broon betrays many of the symptoms of depression for sure, but perhaps those who assume the MAOIs are related to the depression are jumping to the obvious and hence wrong conclusion? Were Parkinson’s the problem Broon’s human tragedy would be all the more complete – and the poor man deserve some serious sympathy at a personal level. It would also make it all the more important that someone asks the questions Guido poses as soon as they can…..

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    Hereford Cow says:

    A quick google check reveals that there’s been growing interest in the effectiveiness of Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors in the symptomatic control of parkinsons disease. Broon certainly betrays many of the symptoms of depression – but perhaps leaping to the conclusion that MAOIs are being prescribed to treat it is too straightforward (and a bit unlikely, given their apparent dangers and unpolularity with professionals). If Broon has parkinsons – early stages – then his personal tragedy is all the more complete – meaning he demands a little sympathy and, very pertinently, somebody really *must* ask the question Guido poses – albeit in a different form. It’s not just the drugs that might be questioned, but the condition that they are treating.

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    Hereford Cow says:

    A quick google check reveals that Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors have become – in the last four or five years – a popular treatment for some of the symptoms of Parkinsons Disease. Broon displays many of the symptoms of depression but maybe in this case to assume MAOIs are prescribed for depression is to leap to an obvious (and hence wrong) conclusion? If that is the case – and Parkinsons is involved – Brown’s personal tragedy is all the more complete. He demands a little sympathy. But someone must also demand – as Guido suggests – not only whether drugs are likely to alter his capacities, but what underlying condition those drugs are being prescribed for?

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    […] No wonder the main question ricochetting around Westminster village is what is the PM on? […]

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    […] No wonder the main question ricochetting around Westminster village is what is the PM on? […]

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    G SPOT says:

    Nobody, Guido. Nobody will pry into the prime minister’s medical affairs publicly to satisfy your reedy-voiced prurience. Sorry! If you want to live in a country where politics stoops that low, why not do something useful and productive for once in your life, make some money, and save enough to buy yourself a green card to the US of A where that kind of poisonous crap is accepted in public life. I don’t care if Gordon Brown is on anti depressants. It’s between him and his doctor.

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