November 5th, 2013

“Ex-Politician” Gordon Paid £349,501 in One Month

No wonder the Prime Mentalist has forgotten he is still an MP. In October alone he has declared payments for outside work of £349,501, including for speeches and junkets to Shanghai, Johannesburg, Monaco and New York. As ever Gordon warns the press:

“I am not receiving any money from this role personally. It is being held by the Office of Gordon and Sarah Brown for the employment of staff to support my ongoing involvement in public life.”

Presumably that’s the “ongoing involvement in public life” he cannot remember he is still supposed to be doing.

That “office” flies Gordon around the world first class and puts him up in five star hotels, refuses to disclose how much it gives to charity, how much it pays Sarah Brown, how much is sitting in its bank account for when he finally quits. Who does he think he’s kidding…


146 Comments

  1. 1
    Kebab Time says:

    He gives people with genuine mental illness a bad reputation.

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    • 11
      Back Office Brian says:

      Gordon Brown is full of shit

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      • 108
        Sarah knows best.. says:

        you’re telling me

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        • 120
          50 calibre says:

          …and me. I wonder how much income tax he has paid / will pay on all this loot. And who the hell are the dysfunctional arseholes that are paying him. He stole a big chunk of my pension. I hope he never finds himself in my company…

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      • 141
        Full of the Brown Stuff! ☠ says:

        ♫Gordon Brown texture like scum,
        Lays me down … with my mind he runs,
        Throughout the night, no need to fight,
        Always a frown, With Gordon Brown.

        Every time just like the last,
        On his ship tied to the past,
        To distant lands,Takes both my hands,
        Always a frown with Gordon Brown.♬

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      • 144
        Anonymous says:

        What kind of fucking idiot pays good money to listen to a mental defective with absolutely no sense of his disastrous political career?

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    • 14
      Ma­qb­­oul says:

      Like genuine nutters have a good reputation.

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    • 54
      Banana Republic Britain says:

      Tax avoiding twat.

      Owen! Owen! Tax avoider alert, get on his case!

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      • 67
        Owén Jones says:

        Mrs Hodge told me it’s OK when socialists do it.

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      • 87
        Speedster says:

        The office of G&S Brownstuff only seems to have two directors – Sarah Brownstuff and Mr David John Boutcher (??who?), though Mrs Brownstuff does also seem to be a director of Harrods .

        Interesting reading, the directors report would lead you to believe Gordo Brownstuff was involved in the finances though

        “Sarah Brown holds 4 current appointment, has resigned from 2 companies and held appointments at 1 dissolved companies. Sarah began their first appointment at the age of 28 and their longest current appointment spans 11 years and 5 months at PIGGYBANKKIDS PROJECTS LIMITED.

        The combined cash at bank value for all of Sarah’s current businesses is £206,372,120, with a combined assets value of £361,833,150 and liabilities of £1,273,148,058. Roles associated with Sarah Brown within the recorded businesses include: Director”

        Guess they need the £350k odd income from October then

        Obviously Mr Brownstuff’s financial genius & competence has rubbed off on his wife

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        • 124
          Peaches says:

          So you are saying that she owns companies worth more than £300m? Really?

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          • Speedster says:

            On the board as a director, ownership isn’t mentioned, but the fact that the combined value is -£700 odd Million after assets minus liabilities is funny.

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    • 71
      Chinky Davey says:

      Indeed he does and Guido loves him because of it. He lets Guido avoid reporting on the bigger stories of the day like his colleagues-in-arms who now seem to be looking at some real jail time. Those sister fisters are gonna love old baggy ginger minge in Holloway and chubby cheeks C0ulson will be getting skull fucked before he has been allocated a bunk.
      Funny old world aint it Guido?

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    • 75
      Popeye says:

      And there is no law against this?

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    • 78
      Banana Republic Britain says:

      Vaz is handing Sgt Chris Jones’ arse to him and if he’s not careful he’s going to be in contempt.

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      • 134
        HEARDITALL says:

        How can at thieving corrupt cu-nt like Vaz have the sheer audacity to question the integrity of even the bentest of bent coppers?

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        • 145
          Mandelson says:

          Because the fat greasy fucker has been screwing us all for many years and that breeds a certain level of contempt.

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    • 105
      dai puzzled says:

      that lolly is the cost to the world’s not very well off of keeping Pa Broon oot ae’ trouble

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    • 117
      Thefaecesstirrer says:

      He has other problems, apart from dosh.

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    • 140
      BagLady says:

      He’ll be hopping made at this revelation, knowing how Tony will laugh at the pittance.

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  2. 2
    The Privy Council Press Gaggers says:

    Sure, he’s a bastard. But Guido, the real enemy now is the government which is failing to govern us properly.

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    • 3
      Elvis says:

      More like the government that is totally failing to represent our wishes(Immigration, EU, Foreign Aid, Free Press)

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      • 5
        Reader says:

        I agree with you Elvis. The trouble is, we can all agree, but while we don’t act, nothing changes

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      • 7
        True Blue Bulldog says:

        Exactly. I can’t wait for the coalition to end and a Conservative majority to be returned so we don’t have to settle for compromise with Nick Clegg.

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        • 23
          Julia Middleton CEO Common Purpose says:

          May I assure you, you would notice no difference if the coalition did end.

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        • 30
          Wait - what! says:

          The EU make the big decisions whilst Westminster makes a lot of fuss and noise over other things like giving away free school meals and organising last years sports day. It’s just a distraction.

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        • 102
          Tracey Worthless says:

          You will have to get rid of Red Dave first

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        • 137
          Realist says:

          You must be joking. Cameron has destroyed the Conservative party. You can look forward to McCluskey’s glove puppet Miliband in Downing Street for 10 years together with another load of Balls.

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      • 118
        Thefaecesstirrer says:

        Are you saying we wish MORE of all that stuff? Surely not?

        We’re in the brown stuff, and that’s where we’ll stay – for sure.

        I think CMD has bought an island – virgin or something like that.

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    • 77
      geordieboy says:

      David Cameron’s answer to that is ” The Fucking Liberals won’t let me, my hands are tied”

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    • 135
      HEARDITALL says:

      We do not with to be ‘governed, by anybody that is not their job ,they are paid to look after our interests until we wish to sack the lot of them, we should be governing them.

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  3. 4
    Gordon Brown, parliamentary skiver says:

    Labour cannot lecture anyone on the cost of living as long as this man sits on their benches.

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    • 28
      Wait - what! says:

      Sits on their benches?
      Their benches haven’t seen this monetary psychopath’s arse for months yet he still gets paid.

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    • 136
      HEARDITALL says:

      Some of us are old enough to remember 20% inflation under Wilson and Callaghan in the1970s

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  4. 6
    Alien from Argos advert says:

    I mean, what does he lecture on ?

    How to destroy a flourishing economy, put the self-employed out of business and ruin their private pensions. For pleasure and profit ?

    Who on earth would listen to this berk ?

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  5. 9
    Someone says:

    No-one is fooled by this corruption. Why is David Cameron’s government protecting him?

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  6. 10
    This site used to be good says:

    This site could do with more youtube embeds and twitter embeds some more clearly stolen images from other sites and sources.

    Not enough! More!

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    • 12
      Labour Stooge Alert says:

      No snide comments can deflect attention away from Gordon Brown earning over a third of a million pounds. In one month. When he’s supposed to be working in parliament.

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      • 20
        Ma­qb­­oul says:

        Quite. If my boss found out I’d been on the road this month making speeches and staying in fancy hotels “for my charitable works” I’d get my arse kicked all the way to the fire exit. Brown is taking the piss.

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  7. 13
    Casual Observer 3 says:

    Is the Office of Gordon Brown a limited company with he as director ?

    Case closed.

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  8. 15
    This arse used to be PM. says:

    I would love to see Gordon and Sarah on an episode of Mr&Mrs.
    Sarah would get most of the questions right and Gordon would probably say he’s single without kids.

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  9. 16
    Steve Miliband says:

    Wonga Economics. Can’t afford those lovely new hospitals? Take out a PFI.

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    • 106
      Fuck the Left says:

      Then close all the other A&Es for 20 miles around to meet the PFI payments and blame it on the Tories’ non-existent NHS cuts.

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  10. 18
    Genghiz the kahn says:

    One of the squeezed middle-class fat cats.

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  11. 19
    Cherie says:

    Still not pulling in as much as my Tony.

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  12. 22
    Anonymous says:

    He missed his flight. India sent its rocket to Mars today.

    The UK can not even plan a modern rail network, but India goes to Mars. Why, because we prefer to pay other countries to do the advanced work. We must only have industries that require low level skills that we can import. The CBI determines what we need. Since no intelligent people go near the CBI they have no clue of the potential in the UK.

    Take away the controls, and targeted bribes, to certain companies and use it instead to help ALL companies that want to develop ideas in this country. No one wants to tell this government their ideas! There is no trust.

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    • 60
      Little Bo Peep says:

      The CBI is supposed to represent British Industry – but as there is none left they must be surplus to requirements and not wanted on the voyage.

      .. and if that dickhead from HQ on the telly was anything like the standard on offer, the quicker they get thrown overboard the better.

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  13. 26
    John Tandy says:

    Another Blair albeit a cheaper one….

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  14. 31
    The Royal Society says:

    Gordon’s biggest income is from the inspirational lectures he does on behalf of Dignitas

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  15. 33
    Laurie Penny says:

    Gordon Brown is a great feminist.

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  16. 34
    Wait - what! says:

    I guess Red Miliband can talk with much authority about high interest rates from payday lenders. Maybe every lender should be as flexible as the Co-Op has been with Labour.

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    • 40
      Ed Miliband says:

      If you vote for me I promise to freeze energy prices,interest on payday loans and garden peas.
      Because we all know peas taste better when you lock in the flavour.

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      • 49
        3 Lions on his chest says:

        Takes on Wonga. Takes on Wonka bars more like. How is the picket line in Scotland for you, chubby cheeks?

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  17. 36
    All the world says:

    is that him and sarah in the picture, kissing?
    I hope she sticks her tongue down his throat and chokes him.
    I would sponcer her, any other offers?

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    • 53
      FFS says:

      You would sponcer her??? What kind of wierd perversion is that?

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      • 63
        Little Bo Peep says:

        You really don’t want to know, but it is something to do with sporran buckles. Weird (spelled correctly here!) indeed.

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      • 97
        All the world says:

        alright I admit I spelt it wrong, BUT I would like to sponcer both of them with the ugly stick, unfortunately I think someone has beaten me to it.

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        • 112
          public retribution on channel 4 says:

          they could still stand some tenderising round the edges …
          several mallets ideal

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  18. 41
    i don't n eed no doctor says:

    I find it unbelievable that people actually want him and pay him for his “work”. I also believe that Brown thinks himself great and actually worth payment.
    Brown is deluded and totally useless, after all he ended boom and bust, what a joke.

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    • 44
      Anonymous says:

      It is called distraction employment. It is safer for certain people to be entertained in this way, and not have time to meddle.

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      • 83
        geordieboy says:

        How about asking Miliband & Co to raise a vote of no confidence in Gordon Brown’s ability to remain an MP.

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  19. 42
    money well spent says:

    I don’t care how much it costs to keep him away from parliament as long as he keeps away.

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    • 48
      3 Lions on his chest says:

      What do you fear a private members bill on pensions. Actually yes, I hadn’t thought of that.

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  20. 43
    Mark Byford says:

    Oh yes a lovely £1,000,000 pay-off. What suckers you license fee payers are.

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  21. 45
    Prison officer says:

    What is the use of a Scottish MP? A say on Trident? A say on foreign policy in Iraq?

    If only! They don’t even make the difference where they could. Only UKIP will chop the number of MPs. Don’t trust yellow Tories in every sense.

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    • 66
      Another screw says:

      Blair, Brown, Darling, Gorbals Mick etc etc etc were Scottish MPs – and if you are still unaware of the damage they did to this once great country you need to be locked up in Cell Block B and the key thrown into the nearest river.

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  22. 50
    Blimey. says:

    Perhaps the former captain of the Concordia could get himself on the lecture circuit when the legal proceedings are done. He could lecture on seamanship?

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    • 68
      Able Seaman Pumpkin says:

      Well, he could certainly put a new slant on matters that’s for sure!

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      • 138
        3 Lions on his chest says:

        I’m interested in Brown’s angle – how to sound like you know what you’re doing when you’re causing people to be about to lose their jobs. No wonder he is in demand in semi-dictatorship countries.

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    • 84
      geordieboy says:

      Or Silvio Berlusconi lecturing on SEMEN SHIP

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  23. 52
    Anonymous says:

    £161K in the bank as at August 2012, down from £209K the previous year.

    Gordon owns 50% of the share capital, but is not a director.

    I note Sarah is currently a director of 4 companies, including Harrods (I wonder how that sits with the class warriors of the left), resigned from 2 others and was director of a further company that has closed.

    Company House does not registrar any charitable purpose for the company and there is no indication of any corporation tax payable in 2012 or 2011.

    This link can give some useful info

    https://www.duedil.com/company/07362179/the-office-of-gordon-and-sarah-brown-limited

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  24. 56
    Anonymous says:

    What does he care?

    He’s got away with it, living the high life at our expense and rewarded for abject failure over and over and over again.

    He deserves the very worst life can bring, but he’ll never pay for the crimes he committed.

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  25. 59
    Pickle Tomato Monster Munch says:

    He’s probably got a clever answer for all that money and the “charidee” tax shield.

    But simple question: why doesn’t he show up for work in Westminster?

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  26. 61
    In Desperation. says:

    But…but I don’t want you in public life Gordon.

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  27. 72
    Robinson N says:

    For “One-eyed Scottish idiot” read One-eyed Scottish hypocrite

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  28. 73
    Jack Ketch says:

    John Major was horrified when he discovered that the, then senile, Harold Wilson was in old-age poverty having been unable to build up any assets during his time in politics and thus he set the scene for ex-PMs making a few bob for their old age, allowing for the fact that they retain a public profile for many years and have to maintain an office of sorts. He ensured that they received a pension of (about) GBP 97,000 p.a. regardless of time in office and expenses that in 2010 were worth around GBP 50,000 p.a. in expectation of public duties.
    We know that Mrs Thatcher neither drew her full PM’s salary while in office, nor claimed her pension (she even paid for her private phone calls from No.10 and brought an ironing board from home!).
    So any calculation of G. Brown’s income should take into account what he alresdy leeches off of the taxpayer.

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  29. 74
    Ed Milhouse says:

    There are not 6, but actually 7 Power Rangers.

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  30. 76
    The HunchBrown of Notre Dame says:

    The Bells! ..Listen ..The Bells! ..EsmerSarah! EsmerSarah! ..Don’t forget to get a few bottles of The Bells at duty free.
    The Bells!
    The Bells !

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  31. 79
    The HunchBrown of Notre Dame says:

    …and stop picking on me. Blair is the rich one. That fucker has beaten me at everything I ever tried to do.

    £350k a month!
    Blair wouldn’t wipe his arse for £350k.

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    • 91
      geordieboy says:

      Aye, the bastards Brown and Balls stole thousands from my pension pot in tax dividends to waste on pet projects that failed.

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  32. 81
    The HunchBrown of Notre Dame says:

    I heard a good one today.

    What’s Brown and clingy and stinks and is really hard to get rid of..?

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  33. 82
    i don't n eed no doctor says:

    The Police Federation’s Hinton and Jones are lying scumbags.

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  34. 85
    Mr Brown de la Bean says:

    You can fool some of the plebs some of the time but the Kirkaldy and Cowdenbeath ward all of the time. I’m larfing all the way to the banks..the same ones that I saved when I saved the world.

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    • 89
      Anonymous says:

      Yep, he doesn’t even need to bother turning up for work, or campaign in 2015, and the thickos will still vote for him.

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  35. 88
    Penfold says:

    The creation of this entity
    “Office of Gordon and Sarah Brown”
    is a blatant piece of tax avoidance and very possibly evasion.

    It stinks, so much for this man of the manse and his moral compass.

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  36. 92
    there is a light that never goes out says:

    it is not called a temple for nothing… a sacred place within ourselves that should be private. things have gone badly wrong for you has it not? but still you chunder on hoping for some sort of mercy- as ever using others as your buffer.

    you are the beast. monsters who have done unspeakable things to the people you pretend to be protecting as if they are mere animals.

    ——–

    my mother is similarly aged to gordon brown and went to the same school as him. every sunday a uncle of hers, used to drag her round the churches of leven whereupon the local great and good would take turns on her. one of the att@cks was so serious it ruptured her colon and she constantly soiled herself. this eventually got noticed and of course she was sent to the local doctor. she bravely told the doctor what had been happening… expecting an end to the ass@ults. the doctor said she was imagining it all, refused to physically examine her and got her placed in a mental health institution. she was 10 years old.

    fast forward to the 1970s and that does pen this is bouncing about like any other child… albeit one without a father. this changes when my mother and i move to the isle of wight. my mother meets a man who served an apprenticeship at plessey just across on the mainland and they fall in love. how long after that point did he begin to m0lest me i do not know. a couple of years later he lands a job with an american defence company in hampshire… the @buse continues of course.

    that’s that for the now. but hark that s@tanism is very real and very prevalent in the “defence” industry… and it does not matter one jot whether you believe in spirituality or not. these things happen in lodges, in churches and have been happening for eons. even my grandmother in the depths of old age and illness imparted about “all those men and young girls it wasn’t right”. whether she was talking about my mother or her own experiences as a housemaid when she was in her early teens or before who knows.

    maybe s@tanists think they are playing a part. of bringing forth god. course god backwards is dog. and morning is mourning and son is sun and death is deaf and “i think” or should that really mean “eye think”.

    the shit is going to hit the fan. but you brought it upon yourselves. you cannot be allowed to treat people like animals any longer. you are not going to treat people like animals any longer. and by all means descend yourselves into pindar and the others but rest assured we are going to seal up all the doors. all of them. you can join those other scum that got buried last time round. those that you have being trying to dig out. via the delights of the oil industry.

    sounds mad does it not? well they condition people into not believing and anyone who slips out of control they apply the cerebral cosh… that good ole plausible deniability that is “mental illness”.

    but back to gordon. after serving as a prime minister it is customary for them to be made a knight of the garter… except of course if your name is gordon or tony. i wonder why that is? a ruse a double ruse or the simple fact they were put in a position and held there or else. always get others to do the dirty work should really be the motto. just like thatcher (what did she put a roof on?). stamping on feminine energy you see. the real rotters were those in the cabinet with her- (and think yourself lucky i don’t mention your pen name at this juncture).

    the internet is the future. we can and will govern ourselves with it. similarly commerce. we don’t need dodgy snake-oil spivs and the illusion of one vote every five years is freedom shite any longer… and the false profit that is banking- that channels so much hate and negativity at the expanse of the many for the benefit of the few.

    myself has so much to impart, as do others. others who have logs and details and all so many very graphic things culled from the beyond. the fact so of you continue to protect these vermin is pathetic. they have been planning to wipe most of humanity out yet you seem to have fallen for their spiel.

    we can do this people. we must do it. it is going to happen.

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  37. 93
    Dangerous Brian says:

    They used to say that power corrupts etc etc.
    When you look at the political talent that abounds today the saying should obviously be “failure pays handsomely and absolute failure continues to pay”.
    Ashton, Mandy, Bliar etc., the list goes on.
    Its a lot like premiership football, by the time £40million Belgian wonder striker Amboola Tafawa Balewa (a great old Waloon name that) is rumbled as shite he’s trousered a 3 year deal worth £10 million, a boot contract worth £5 million and he’s shagging one of the tarts off Strictly.
    By the time old Broony is rumbled he’ll probably be David M’s second in command in NYC with a salary and expense account that would choke a herd of donkeys. Parasites and greedy twats, the lot of them, hanging would be too good!!

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  38. 95
    Anon says:

    He should start paying back to the tax payer for the gold he sold on the cheap!

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  39. 96
    Peter Carter-Fuck says:

    McShit sold our gold off cheap to save Goldman Sachs, who had made a disastrous short sale of the stuff. Grim Gordon the Gurning Gargoyle arranged the sale in such a way that the price of gold was depressed to its lowest price for 20 years, Goldmans was able to unravel its position, and the global Ponzi scheme could continue for another decade. Now it’s payback time for the Gulping Gobshite, and he gets his payola via “speaking fees”, as if anyone in their right minds would pay a third of a million to hear him chewing his own snot for half an hour. Bill Clinton paved the way for this. Politicians don’t take bribes in office anymore, they wait for the moolah to be laundered as speaking fees after they leave office. No-one is interested in a word the Grinning Gimp has to say, he’s just getting paid for services rendered.

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  40. 98
    Despondent of Kircaldy says:

    Back in the days when Private Eye was worth buying they’d have got their teeth into this scam and wouldn’t have let go until all the details that documented the vanity and utter pointlessness of it were laid bare for everyone to see.

    Guido, can’t the Sunlight Centre for Open Politics do something about it?

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  41. 99
    socialism is a mental illness says:

    Why is parliament not sending for him and charging him with contempt of parliament?

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  42. 100
    Gillian Duffy says:

    Why must the UK taxpayer fund this bigoted loon?

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  43. 101
    Tubbs says:

    “Look Edward – I’ve made a little Brown Gordon!”

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  44. 107
    KIM NOVAK says:

    Just looking at that see-you-next-Tuesday’s gurning face has always made me feel queasy. Discovering that he trousered one-third of £1M in October has just caused me to bring my tea up. Why don’t you f*****g f**k off Gordon!

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  45. 119
    nick says:

    Gordon was never worth what he was paid when he was Chancellor or PM. How in hell is he getting money out of us still? If there was ever a good reason NOT or NEVER to vote Labour he is it. He fucked this country as a Chancellor and then again as a PM. He was the worst of both and we are picking up the pieces. And his “buddies” were- Balls ache Millitwat and Cooper. All still there fucking everything up that they can. That’s why no one should ever vote Labour- there are several other parties and independents to vote for -but NEVER Labour!!!!

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  46. 121
    nick says:

    A funny thing. When you look at all the MPs ,of any party, journos, bankers, tv journos they all seem in a large majority to be failures and Scots. Read Brown, Fred etc and it seems to pan out. So hurry up and vote Scotland- then we can get rid of all these Scots shite and enjoy watching you all fail above our northern BORDER.

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  47. 122
    DIWALI DAVE outgoing PM says:

    Why can’t spineless Dave Call on Miliband to sack the useless fucker as an MP ?

    Oh i forgot Miliband’s brother was doing exactly the same

    “We’re all in this together”

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  48. 125
    Dessert Rat says:

    Hunt!

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  49. 133
    mike rigby says:

    This useless twat should be in JAIL, along with the other slimebag Blair.
    No wonder I hate all politicians.

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  50. 142
    Anonymous says:

    And is the “Office of Gordon & Sarah Brown” picking up the tab for the expenses of his protection team, Special Branch officers, paid for by us for the rest of his life, and no doubt jetting off round the world to “mind” him? Or are we being screwed for that too? He is apparently travelling first class – are they as well?

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The lefties are attacking because the panellist is a millionaire and lives in a London home worth upwards of two million. Someone had best tell them he’s called Ed Miliband.


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