February 17th, 2012

Time For President Brown to Stand Down


With World Bank President Robert Zoellick stepping down on June 30, the successor would traditionally be another American, Guido has a better idea. One wannabee candidate has proved their pulling power by making over £1.4 million from speaking engagements. This man has written weighty tomes on the economic crisis, and claims to have all the solutions. If those plans do not work, he can always full back on the moral compasses given to him by his father. A man who says he not only saved the world and saved the banks too:

Surely it is time for Gordon to stand down as an MP and begin a full-time campaign to become the next president of the World Bank.


  1. 1

    Fall back, not Full back you illiterate.

  2. 2
    Anonymous says:

    Oh god don’t even joke…..

    • 4
      Panic says:

      FFS don’t let him near anything to do with money.

      • 9
        Liam Byrne says:

        There’s no money left.

        • 19
          Peter Grimes says:

          Except the £1.4 million Bonkers Brown made (or was MAD in the Seen Elsewhere link deliberate?) last year. Or has it all like BLiar’s ill-gotten gains gone to charity?

          • Anonymous says:

            Now what charities would they be anything can be called charity if it states that is for the public good, Eton school is a charity. Charity is a very emotive word, too many strange entities have called themselves charities, some are tax fiddles, wake up HMRC

          • Up sh1t creek says:

            That £1.4 million should be grabbed under the “Proceeds of crime act” to help offset the £4Triillion of debts Labour racked up for the taxpayers.

      • 48
        Evil Landlord says:

        or gold

    • 60
      JC says:

      Can’t we just tell him he’s the president of the world bank, lock him in a padded office somewhere and give him some crayons to play with…?

      • 65
        Jabba the Cat says:

        Lol…so well put…

        • 73
          Pundit Too says:

          Unfortunately Brown considers himself capable of doing this job and is already putting his name forward. It will be interesting to see if Blair supports him. If he gets the job he could be the first assassinated Head of the World Bank. But I suspect he will be protected by Al Queda and the Taliban as they believe he is the “chosen one” to bring about the total collapse of the West.

          • Darion 2 It was the Jocks that done it says:

            Were they not the two clowns who persuaded Bill Clinton to get rid of the act of Glass steagall in 1995, Mind you love to no which scottish Bankers put them up to it.

      • 84

        Excellent idea!

        And we’ve still got the Nightgarden pull along telephone from when he was chancellor to put on his desk. And the Ben 10 Secret Agent invisible writing pen.

        {its actually just an ordinary biro that’s run out of ink. But it keeps him happy.}

    • 102
      jrand says:

      God save the world in the case.

  3. 3
    Time 2 CTRL, ALT & DEL says:

    Time to head to the hills and learn how to skin rabbits

    • 35
      Angela Eagle says:

      You stay away from my rabbits.

    • 79
      Anonymous says:

      Guido Fawkes th’as gone giddy old cock. Gordon Brown as president of World Bank, you can not be serious, stand down as MP that I grant thi lad but president of the World Bank, Gordons moral compasses just spin around they don’t settle in one position.

  4. 5
    Cynical-old-bag says:

    Everything he touched, he destroyed. He didn’t even have to try, it just came naturally.

    A remote island in the Outer Hebredes would be much more suitable.

  5. 6
    Cameron is a Cunt says:

    it’s funny watching Dictator Dave standing with Sarkozy and shouting about the ‘butchering’ of people in Syria – when that is precisely what he is doing to poor and disabled people in his own country. What a c’unt

    • 13
      jgm2 says:

      Indeed. Only last week I saw Cameron butcher an entire family in the streets. Just shot them right there and started into them with a knife. Disembowled ‘em right there on the pavement and then cut them into joints right there in the street he did.

      • 18
        Dick the Prick says:

        How uncouth, one should always hang one’s meat for at least a month. I’m starting to think Eton’s no better than a secondary comprehensive.

        • 24
          jgm2 says:

          Oh I think he was going to hang the individual joints because he put a hook through each joint, hung them on a handy wheel-chair belonging to one of his disabled victims and wheeled his meat away like that.

        • 64
      • 62
        Phil from the Wrekenton Seven Stars says:

        You were in Tottenham too last summer.

        i remember Dave going red at a press con in Downing street saying he was going to sort out those people who were threatening to execute Charles and Cammy in Oxford St.

        He then stormed off and no one has heard anything since.

        No good in a fight is Cameron. He would not last a Friday night in Wrekenton.

      • 107
        misterned says:

        In the streets? makes a change I suppose. his usual M.O. is to go into hospitals and slice chunks of fresh flesh from disabled children, in front of their terrified parents, is it not?

        Perhaps he was a bit peckish on his way home and stopped off for a snack.

      • 109
        Tony Bliar is really not a nice person says:

        You missed out the bit where he ate them………

    • 14
      Pawn Sandwich says:

      How is he doing that?

    • 16
      don't be a tw*t all your life says:

      Prone to exaggeration are we?

    • 24

      Too true, only last week I butchered 13 spastics and upset the baker.

    • 28
      Peter Grimes says:

      Oh I say, there seems to be quite a bit of artistic licence in that statement!

      In truth it’s utter bollocks!

      Do fuck off and spout silly slogans elsewhere where they might be acceptable – try Al JaBeeBa for one!

      • 50
        Jane Birkin from Paris says:

        I am pleased you lot realize the fat Hunt is in Paris.

        He has just wished Sarkozy bonne chance in his reelection campaign.

        Kiss of death.

        What bon mots does he have for Francois Hollande a Socialist who makes kinnoch look world class.

        If hollande gets in you lot will be out of Europe by Xmas.

        If Sarko is around you will be allowed to stay in the room with your gob shut but if you think you can sell us that aircraft carrier think again.

        • 55
          Patrick Thistle says:

          If you fellows give us our freedom I can guarantee you that we will place Mr Brown under house arrest in his Manse.

          • Almost all of England. says:

            Will you also take the huge number of left wing Scottish MP’s and those in Parliament serving as Spads etc?
            We would be most grateful and would make it worth your while.

  6. 8
    jgm2 says:

    1.4 million from sp*eaking engagements?

    I feel physically ill.

    The thought that there is anybody on the planet unaware of his economy-destroying, reality-denying imbecility is heart-breaking. The thought there is anybody on the planet so catastrophically uninformed and with the money to pay to listen to the jackass is simply … inexplicable.

  7. 10
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    I wouldn’t trust the one-eyed git with my kid’s piggy bank.

    • 20
      Dick the Prick says:

      Sod the piggy bank, get your kid away from the perv.

    • 20
      Pawn Sandwich says:

      Thats why he brought in PFI. No piggy banks, no problem. I can spend now and let my children and grandchildren pay.

      The twat, did he think you could borrow money and not pay it back, he certainly found a way around it, hand the debt over to another generation.

      • 43
        Penfold says:

        Look its the money tree, every socialist know that the money tree supplies all, but the nasty capitalists and tories cut them all down and the left have been searching high and low all over ever since to find new ones.
        Its not economics its horticulture!!

      • 47
        Archer Karcher says:

        Ah the Brown moral compass. He did not pass by on the other side, he gave the job to children not yet born.

    • 59

      He sold the piggy bank back in 1999. With all the gold.
      But he invested the money wisely in diversity initiatives.

      you will see a big return on that money in 20-500 years time.

  8. 11
    Corridor of Uncertainty says:

    Would not even trust him with a whelk stall

    Is it time for a special super tax on former Labour PMs earnings, they seem out earn most top bankers by a healthy margin and we know they are committed to fairness.

  9. 26
    Baron Hogwash says:

    If ever we wanted to start World War III …………. make Gordon president of World Bank.

    • 31
      jgm2 says:

      Hopefully his potential appointment requires approval from Cameron/Osborne like the IMF job.

      For the sake of world p*eace he must be kept away from any further opportunity to destroy anything.

  10. 29

    Guardian columnist on R2. – Tesco should not have unpaid interns. They must give paid jobs to only the long term unemployed.

    Why just Tesco? Why not Guardian media Group?
    They should kick out their ‘daughters and sons’ university interns and replace them with highly paid members of the long term unemployed.

    • 44
      Dick the Prick says:

      It’s their hooman rites, innit. Ghastly to expect able bodied folks to do something rather than toss it off all day. Work provides social benefits too, identity, opportunity and the space to learn but heaven forfend if it doesn’t provide a Tuscan retreat after a couple of months spouting drivel.

      • 123
        Ivor Tapeworm says:

        Yeah, you learn a lot packing shelves in Tescos. Tescos even get paid by the government to take the slave labour. And when the ‘work experience’ is over they just get a new lot in.

        If it wasn’t for this scam, Tesco would have to offer jobs to people, and where would that lead?

    • 78
      Nick Clegg and his band of infamous brothers says:

      And don’t forget that me and my party started the unpaid intern business in Westminster but due to undue publicity had to do a U turn and now support them getting paid something – like in beer, doughnuts or sweets or even voucher.

      • 122
        Moscow Mike Handycock (sex Tourist on Taxpayer's money) says:

        I have employed 14 Interns, all but 2 for a very short time, female. I employed Katya because she was the best qualified for the job, although I did not interview anyone else. I did pay Katya and put her up in a luxury flat paid for by the taxpayer; well wouldn’t you if you were shagging a 21 year old? I took her on many foreign holidays, also paid by the taxpayer. I do not know how many times I visited Russia in the last few years as I lost my passport in the sea. Boaz and many thanks to the UK and Russian Taxpayers.

  11. 32
    Penfold says:



    some decorum,

    your suggestion is not a joke,

    it’s not even in good taste,

    or, as Kenny Everitt would say “not even in the worst possible bad taste”,

    its a dreadful nightmare.

    Let someone from Peking have the job, they have all the loot.

    • 82
      Pundit Too says:

      Not true as the BBC and left wing media (USA and Canadian sources) forget to mention that the bank bailouts in China at this moment as bad as ours. Difference is the Chinese Communist party is bailing out its own banks to the tune of billions of dollars by large broke banks taking over broke smaller banks. Sounds familiar?

      • 91
        Penfold says:

        Yes, yes, yes.
        But that’s all renimbi and funny paper and credit.
        Peking still has trillions in foreign assets which they hav’n’t sold at the market bottom, like Brown and gold.
        Whilst their banks are fucked with bad debts and non performing loans it’s all an internal problem.
        They still have realisable assets external to the old empire.

  12. 37
    The Right Honourable Gordon Brown MP says:

    “I need ploppy Sarah!”

  13. 39
    LozEWright says:

    Oh Dear Lord NO! Just no!

  14. 41
    Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    The broadcaster risked angering unions and campaigners by stating that interns have “no rights” and admitting that it did not even pay them a minimum wage.

    The full extent of the BBC’s reliance on unpaid workers came to light months after Nick Clegg, the deputy prime minister, caused problems in the coalition by suggesting that interns should be given the minimum wage.

    Documents released under Freedom of Information laws show that 6,283 people have worked for the Corporation for free since 2007.


    Work experience at BBC Wales

    Unpaid placements are available in many areas of the BBC across Wales. Get your foot in the door and take your career prospects a step in the right direction with work experience at BBC Wales.


    • 124
      Ivor Tapeworm says:

      How are the next generation going to pay all the debt they will inherit if they have to work unpaid?

      Funny how banker’s high salaries are ‘justified’ because they pay a lot of tax, and slave labour is justified because it saves taxes.

  15. 42
    YorkshireLad says:

    It’s time for Brown to stand down as an MP and crawl under a stone on the M25

  16. 45
    Allan D says:

    Gordon Brown campaigning? As long as he doesn’t bump into Mrs Duffy again and get quizzed about quantitative easing. I suspect GB will do what he has done so well for the last two years and, like dad, keep mum. These last 21 months could be said to have been the highlight of his career. They have certainly been those when he has been of most benefit to the British people and the world economy.

    He showed no interest when a NYC hotel chambermaid enabled a vacancy as head of the IMF for which he would, as a European, been more qualified (and nobody showed any interest in him, it must be said). He should prove no obstacle to the current US Treasury Secretary, Timothy Geithner, becoming the President of the World Bank which would at least enable the benighted US taxpayer to secure some relief as well as Mr Geithner to regain his favourable tax position when he worked for the IMF.


  17. 46
    Uncle Monty says:

    Much like a child throwing a firecracker into a crowd, I’d like to see Brown run the World Bank.

    I mean, how the fcuk does one nationalise the World Bank?

  18. 49
    Woody Burns says:


  19. 51
    Drop a Daisy cutter on The Palace of Westminster says:

    Just a hypothectical question. Just suppose (perish the thought) that Cameron & Ozzie were PM & CofE when the banks needed rescuing.
    I do not believe that they would have acted any differently to Brown.

    • 75

      Probably not.
      Bailing the banks wasn’t the problem. Our debt comes from 2009/10 when the Brown government decided to spend our way out of debt. Or more accurately, spend our way to not allowing a recession to really kick in until after the election.

      Spending doubled again in just that year. Its why all the union’s graphs only use debt charts that end in 2008/9. That way Uk debt looks manageable.

    • 86
      Pundit Too says:

      RBS they would have saved. Not so sure of Northern Rock as this was a political decision by the Labour Party to protect their MP’s.

      • 93
        Penfold says:

        No the precendent was set with Northern Crock which forced similar action with RBS, which sits in with the political precedent.

    • 95
      Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

      No the banks should have been allowed to fail.

    • 106
      jgm2 says:

      But, as the old joke goes, ‘I wouldn’t have been starting from here.’

      Only an absolute imbecile would have stood there and watched the UK banks gear themselves up to their eyeballs lending money to fuel a monstrous house pr*i*ce boom after the example of the late 1980s. A situation so deeply ingrained in the collective memory (at the time) that he (Brown) specifically referred to it in the 1997 Labour manifesto and pledged not to rep*eat.

      A situation he (and, to be fair, half the fucking muppet population) had forgotten by 2002. 20% annual house pr*i*ce increases. Year after fucking year. And nobody thought this was unusual? Nobody in power wondered what the entirely predictable outcome would be? Nobody moved to stop it?

      • 125
        Ivor Tapeworm says:

        But housing bubbles make people rich! Nothing illusory about the wealth at all!

        Just buy a hovel, paint the walls, stick some twigs in a vase and you’re a property developer!

        Then sit back and watch the wealth roll in, you earned it!

      • 133
        Keeping up with the joneses says:

        Indeed as all the attention is focused on the incompetent Bankers and Politicians it is incumbent upon us not to neglect the third grouping of the axis of stupidity, as completing the Holy Trinity of Fuckwittery we have have the General Public, thick as fuck and morgaged to the hilt and beyond. Stupid fuckers.

  20. 52
    The Dirty Rat says:

    The most lucrative speech that Mr Brown has delivered was made late last year, when he was paid almost £75,000 to address a conference organised by the “ANAP Foundation”, a charity promoting good governance, and the Nigerian national newspaper ThisDay. The organisers also paid more than £20,000 to fly Mr Brown and his staff to Lagos and put them up.

    A speech from the master scammer!

    • 68
      Loungelizard says:

      So is Foreign Aid being paid to Brown via these people in Lagos?

    • 92
      jgm2 says:

      The political speech equivalent of ‘coals to Newcastle’.

      Brown lecturing Nigerians on ‘good governance’.


      • 130
        Ivor Tapeworm says:

        DEAR MR brown






  21. 54
    He knew he was ALWAYS right says:

    Would you employ him ? Gordon Brown is no more regarded outside the UK than he is here and I suspect he is little regarded in America either and surely they would have the final say as to the President of the World Bank.

    Only Brown actually believes he saved the Global Banking System(or even the World) in 2008

    • 114
      50 Calibre says:

      Trouble is he’s regarded enough to get £1.4m for regurgitating the same old drivel time after time. It happened in America where they are not as bright as they think they are.

  22. 57
    Legal crook says:

    Jonah – World bank: Are you f**king mad?

  23. 74
    Stepney says:

    You’re all wrong I tell you. Wrong!
    He is a brilliant choice, look at the facts:

    Since re-election as an MP he’s done fuck all apart from drag himself around the world doing absolutely everything except the job he’s actually paid to do.

    Make him Head Honcho of the World Bank and by his very absence the whole global economy will go into overdrive, precisely because, by his very nature, he’ll be elsewhere, gloomily droning on to anyone who’ll listen.

    It’s the fucking perfect outcome for everyone.

    Make it so.

  24. 76
    Rh- says:

    just fuck off brown!

  25. 81
    The last Quango in Paris says:

    Gordon brown – the ultimate banker.

  26. 89
    Time 2 CTRL, ALT & DEL says:

    I d rather he put his Jonah Touch as President of EU

  27. 97
    Tom Watson is Caroline Spelman's new hero! says:

    I should be President of the World Bank. I destroyed the press’s ability to carry legitimate journalism!

  28. 98
    Kered Ybretsae says:

    Or is it The Borld Wank?

  29. 99
    show us yer tropheys says:

    Andrew Castle would be completely fucking skint if he was paid on a no win no fee basis.

  30. 104
    Sarah Tweet says:

    My hero, bleep, wibble, hatstand, toaster.

  31. 108

    BBC reports that the legal challenge to the rise in university tuition fees has failed. The spin very carefully strings this albatross round Vince Cable’s neck so nobody forgets whose department did it:

    The teenagers had challenged Business Secretary Vince Cable’s decision to allow universities in England to raise fees from £3,290 a year to up to a maximum of £9,000 from this autumn.

    I’m reminded of the Pledge which Nick Clegg is photographed holding with Julian Huppert at Cambridge, where the Conservative was a credible challenger. Huppert promised two universities-worth of students and lecturers that the LDs would never, ever vote for fee increases. When Vince Cable did it, Huppert begged for a special excuse-me note in the vote so that he wouldn’t have to face his constituents and say he’d broken his pledge.

    That picture again:

  32. 113
    Gordon F Brown's former advisor says:

    I want to be Chancellor, borrow as much as I possibly can, delete every Labour voter from HMRC database so they don’t pay any tax and when I finally get thrown out I will follow my hero Gordon round the after-dinner speaking circuit and become a millionaire too.

    I will also be able to give up that daft MP’s job I’ve got up North where those silly sods keep voting me in. It’s truly a wonderful world…

  33. 116
    Brown's Shitst@ins says:

    After he paid damages for wrecking people’s lives. Pathetic useless c’unt! Does the spineless mong still go jogging!

  34. 119
    Brown's shitst@ins says:

    Can the scrounging, useless c’unt not take a hint and fuck off? Spineless Retard!

  35. 121
    Edinburgh Socialist Dogshite says:

    Brown is not wanted or needed. The arsewipe needs to take his entourage of thick c’unts and move on.

  36. 127
    Business Cat (Specializing in yarns, Cdn owned & op) says:

    OT This morning I can’t get any Canadian sites! I can’t even get Gmail. All I can get is Order-Order. Very strange….

  37. 128
    A cunning plan says:

    Make him President of Europe which will speed up the inevitable demise of the Eurozone!

  38. 134
    Maggies snatch smells like fish says:

    From what I have read, Brown has not taken a penny personally from his books, speeches etc. Give the guy a break, you hateful f*ckin trolls and start attacking tax avoiding tory f*cktards like Ashcroft etc. If this so called goverment got its finger out and closed all the tax loopholes of the super rich, it could pay off this counties depts in one go.

  39. 138
    Bloke says:

    Prime is a Prime Hunte.

  40. 148

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Rod Liddle on the loony UN sexism special rapporteur:

“There is more sexism in Britain than in any other country in the world, according to a mad woman who has been sent here by the United Nations.

Rashida Manjoo is a part-time professor of law at Cape Town University in the totally non-sexist country of South Africa (otherwise known as Rape Capital Of The World).

Mrs Magoo has been wandering around with her notebook and is appalled by the sexist “boys’ club” culture here, apparently.

I don’t doubt we still have sexism in the UK. But is it worse than in, say, Saudi Arabia, d’you think, honey-lamb? Or about 175 other countries? Get a grip, you doolally old bat.”

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