February 13th, 2014

Gordon Funds Jet-Set Lifestyle With £10,000-a-Week ‘Expenses’
Brown Office Gives Just 1 in 4 Pounds Raised to Charity

UPDATE 21 March 2014:  The above video was removed from the BBC iPlayer archive at Gordon Brown’s insistence. This is a copy hosted on our own offshore server rather than any third party provider.

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Since 2010 Gordon Brown has submitted more Press Complaints Commission complaints than he has delivered speeches in the House, meaning you won’t read about the financial affairs of the Office of Gordon and Sarah Brown in the papers. So Guido was pleased to have the opportunity to share the story with a wider audience on the Daily Politics this lunchtime.

  • Office of Gordon and Sarah Brown has £10,000-a-week expenses
  • Not a registered charity, two thirds of funds raised spent on expenses
  • Less than  £1 million given to charity out of over £3 million raised
  • Vanity project lets  Gordon and Sarah enjoy jet-set premier life-style of first class flights and five star hotels

Brillo asked the pertinent question of Gordon: “Mentally, is he out of it?”

See also: EXC: Gordon Brown Office Has £10,000-a-Week “Expenses”, Raises Over £3 Million, Gives Less Than £1 Million to Charity


116 Comments

  1. 1
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

    I’d have preferred “mad as a box of frogs” than “is he out of it” :-)

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    • 95
      I dislike socialists intensely says:

      The man is obviously not well ,I just wish that Balls and Miliband had called in the
      men in white coats before he ruined our great country .I blame them as much
      if not more than Gordon Brown.

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    • 110
      Tom Catesby says:

      Looks like old McLoon is overdue a tax hammering.

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  2. 2
    P l e b says:

    I’m sure HMRC will sort him out.

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    • 26
      Spartacus says:

      its all within the rules defence?

      it worked for Jacquee slug Smith

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    • 53
      brown smells says:

      Browns company shell is registered in USA. Is this where the bulk of his income will be subject to taxes?

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      • 78
        Common Porpoise says:

        He certainly doesn’t seem interested in finding out what dealing with the thousands of tax rules he introduced is like from the other side.

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      • 97
        broderick crawford says:

        If yes then probably delaware , montana or wyoming .

        look up their fiscal /corporate protocols .

        ( and the US then has the gall to castigate little switzerland and monaco )!

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    • 113

      Never mind sorting out Brown, we need to get focussed on these bleeding awful royals. THEY should be the nations top priority.

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  3. 3
    cornwall storms says:

    I remain baffled how he has raised so much money by giving speeches around the world on economics.

    What sort of people pay good hard earned cash to listen to this economically illiterate fool?

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    • 11
      Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

      Bernie Madoff?

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    • 38
      Miss Marple says:

      Chasing the money..

      1. Gordon signs the EU’s Lisbon treaty without holding the referendum he promised us.

      2. The UK government gives the EU £58 million every day.

      3. The EU pays Gordon to deliver speeches that no-one listens to.

      4. Gordon becomes a millionaire.

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      • 42
        Observant says:

        Say whatever you like McDoom always keeps an eye on his constituents.

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      • 65
        (Rarely) Dangerous Brian says:

        Its certainly not rocket science is it?

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      • 84
        Frank says:

        you forget in 1. Gordon sneaked off to Lisbon a day late to sign the treaty so he didn’t have to appear in the group shots. Ever the nut job.

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      • 99
        broderick crawford says:

        apparently there are hundreds of thousands of them born every minute cornwall. and oddly the majority of them can understand Fife brogue !!

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    • 74
      well chuffed says:

      This is his reward for doing Goldman Suck’s bidding when he sold the gold off at give-away prices.

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    • 82
      God's Holy Trousers says:

      What sort of people pay good hard earned cash to listen to this economically illiterate fool?

      Half-wits would be my guess.

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    • 87
      rick says:

      Nobody pays big money to listen to this loser Gordon Brown speak. It’s purely a money laundering exercise for favors he did for the oligarchs when he was in a position of power. Blair gets paid in much the same way and for the same reason.

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      • 93
        I miss Gordon Brown says:

        Plus, some Americans still haven’t twigged on to the fact that Gordoom is a fucking psycho.

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        • 100
          broderick crawford says:

          yeah but you must admit ….

          In the socialist financial money making stakes

          Tony is still …. THE DADDY !

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      • 111
        jgm2 says:

        I have a mental image of a planeload of professional conference attendees being flown around the world just to sit in front of Brown so that he thinks people are actually interested in what he has to say.

        The c*u*n*t is so dopey that, just like the bus load of ‘spontaneous support’ he used to travel around with during the election, he probably doesn’t realise that they’re all the same people.

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  4. 4
    Don't want to be rude, but.. says:

    H@rry is a bit scruffy and..erm..podgy, isn’t he? No wonder he can’t find any nice ladies..

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    • 9
      seriously? says:

      He seems to be channelling James Belushi in Animal House.

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      • 18
        They took the bar - the whole f*cking bar!! says:

        Without the jokes or the comedy timing..

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      • 19
        Tuscan Tony says:

        John. John Belushi. James is the thinner one.

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      • 116
        Dave and Ed - Shit and Shyte says:

        More like Eric Pickles with a bog brush on his head.

        Desperately needs extensive media training. On the rare occasions that he almost says something sensible, it gets lost in the gabbled delivery.

        However, like most guests on the show, he’s chosen to make Brillo look good.

        Is he actually interested in the ladies – nice or otherwise?

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  5. 5
    Ruperts boy says:

    You fat bastard. Leave the canapes alone Tory Bear

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  6. 6
    Jimmy Five Bellies says:

    My Hero x

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  7. 7
    Mr Perfect says:

    Blimey, Gordon’s let himself go!

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  8. 8
    What a cunt says:

    The satisfying thing is that we know Gordon will be boiling with rage at both this thread and the Daily Politics. Delicious.

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  9. 12
    Jimmy says:

    Is Brillo dying his hair?

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  10. 13
    Ben says:

    expecting Watson to pop up on Youtube with a Chris Crocker style “leave Gordy alone”

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  11. 14
    Throg says:

    Looks like someone crossed a Boris Johnson tribute act with a full blown alcoholic.

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  12. 16
    Simon Carr says:

    When will you pay me for September to December , Geeds?

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  13. 17
    Casual Observer 6 says:

    Gordon Brown is clearly not mentally with it.

    Wheeling out the begging bowl, as he is going to try today, is below contempt.

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  14. 20
    El Gordo McMental says:

    I like to make sure I have plenty of fizzy pop and haribo handy. They don’t come cheap you know.

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  15. 21
    P l e b says:

    It’s only Guido’s subscribers who think Gordo was a bad Chancellor. Compare with the chancer we have at the moment. Work experience = towel folding.

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    • 34
      Doogie Howser, M.D. says:

      Keep taking the meds.

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    • 39
      seriously? says:

      You reckon? Just Guido’s subscribers?

      That’ll be why Labour won the 2010 election then.

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    • 91
      lojolondon says:

      Crash Gordon has a hell of a record – took over the strongest economy in Europe and left the biggest debt in history in only 10 years. If you think he is any good than that says more about your low standards than it does about anyone else.

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    • 105
      broderick crawford says:

      and what s wrong with towel folding , a decent , honest , humble activity remunerated in direct proportion to the skill and effort involved ?

      Be thankful Ossie has nt brought back the Laundries and dormitories for unmarried mothers …… yet !

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  16. 22
    Paniagua V5.1 says:

    So only 25% is given to charities.

    Probably puts the other chuggers to shame though.

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  17. 23
    seriously? says:

    I think Neo and the LabourList guy are wrong. I’ll bet Brown does stand at the next election. It may ‘only’ be 66K but it’s worth 3 or 4 times that in expenses plus he’s fit to try and slash and burn his way back into power if Labour win.

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  18. 24
    Diane Abbot says:

    I would.

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  19. 30
    Angry taxpayer says:

    Meanwhile Lloyds Bank posts its fourth loss in four years

    Having ripped off their customers, they are now ripping us off to pay for their multiple fraud

    And not one of them jail, of course

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  20. 31
    Depressed River Mussel says:

    No one is bothered about us, we are covered in shit from upstream, fucking Abbott been on the curry again probably. We did suggest the bender Lord Chris dredge the bed after carefully removing us temporarily but he was other wise, ahem, occupied. Do chairmen normally pray in their office with a young man adjacent undressed?

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  21. 33
    Bob says:

    Remove the charitable status from this obvious scam

    And send in the fraud Squad

    And do the same to conman Blair

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  22. 35
    Glyn H says:

    Keep up the good work; this man deliberately blew the UK economy to pieces to try and get Labour reelected on the public sector vote. Unprincipled political corruption on a monstrous scale.

    He should be exposed in every possible way.

    PS: Just reading McBride; little we did not know/suspect but great to read from the horses mouth. An entertaining read!

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    • 54
      seriously? says:

      this man deliberately blew the UK economy to pieces to try and get Labour reelected on the public sector vote

      Indeed. The true measure of the man’s evil. When it all blew up and he’d successfully (temporarily at least) blamed it all on the banks he could have scaled back the spending while still blaming the banks. But no.

      Having scape-goated the banks for his economic failure and while it was obvious to the world that this was a damn sight more than a temporary blip he kept on hiring and giving pay rises to his vastly inflated public sector. The better to buy votes and poison the well for whoever had to clean up.

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  23. 36
    C.O.Jones says:

    Like the time he spent £100M on mosquito nets. He took great credit for spending our money. Very charitable man indeed. Strong moral compass that points straight to your wallet.

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  24. 37
    Mornington Crescent says:

    Naturally, the Lefties can only inundate our host’s Twitter feed with personal abuse – a sure sign they’ve lost the argument (as well as the reason I don’t bother with Twatter).

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  25. 40
    Persona non grata says:

    Never mind Cyclops and his shenanigans, here’s something that will affect you personally, should the freaks get away with it.

    http://tinyurl.com/ofesxbg

    The European Parliament is quietly considering a proposal that calls for the direct surveillance of any EU citizen suspected of being “intolerant.”

    Sign the petition against it.

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  26. 49
    Gordon next Labour Chancellor when Balls knifed by Ed says:

    Game on fools. You can’t put me down, I was the most successful Chancer in history, you are all mad, I am quite normal-ish.

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  27. 55
    K birley says:

    Nigh on £2m for the Spick at Lloyd’s and he was ill half the time. F. me.

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    • 63
      P l e b says:

      Whilst more and more people are evicted from their homes due to rent arrears caused by the Bedroom Tax.

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      • 67
        Combs not required says:

        Serves them right. Wankers. Pay up , why should I?

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      • 69
        seriously? says:

        Remind me again why I should pay to keep people in a house that is too big for them and they can’t afford?

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      • 73
        M­a­­­­q­bo­­ul says:

        You mean moved from their (actually someone else’s) oversized, subsidised home to a place which is fit for their purpose. If they paid for it themselves with their own money they can live wherever the fuck they like.

        Nobody is being put out on the street.

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      • 80
        Harsh truth says:

        If you rely on the state for housing then you go where you are put and take what you are given.

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      • 106
        Cinna says:

        No such thing as a “Bedroom Tax”. A figment of a fevered leftie imagination. What we of have are people blocking housing that could be used to house people in more need.

        Incidentally is Bob Crowe ( the one who “earns” £145000) subject to your so-called bedroom tax on his council house? There is one brother who is clearly taking the piss.

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  28. 59
    Combs not required says:

    Thought this was Ken Dod’ds love child when switched on mid programme.

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  29. 61
    Commenters Poll says:

    We the undersigned DEMAND the reinstatement of the original picture at the top of this article.

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  30. 64
    Paniagua V5.1 says:

    Why was Neo wearing Huhne’s pubic wig ?

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  31. 66
    Sick of them says:

    Gordon who?

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  32. 71
    MacGuffin says:

    Little Guido was speaking too quickly, and not breathing deeply enough. Media training?

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  33. 76

    We would ask you to donate generously to our new campaign against vanity project scams.

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  34. 79
    Not the BBC says:

    We wouldn’t have considered this item if it meant not having a dig at the Tories.
    Aren’t we clever :)

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  35. 81
    LabourPist says:

    Surely the man who abolished boom and bust deserves his reward?

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  37. 86
    Frank says:

    putting the w in anchor. He must have spent hours, days, weeks plotting his revenge after they dared to drop support for him.

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  38. 88
    Gordon Brown says:

    Well I’ve got to dodge all those taxes I invented. 50p rate? Not for me you losers!

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  39. 90
    Sir Mmary Flappes says:

    I don’t understand why he needs a lot of money. Don’t his lot have simple, austere tastes – like a miserable Scottish Amish?

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  40. 96

    Deducting 520k expenses, the £912k donations and £161k cash in hand from an income of £3.6m eaves a little over £2m unaccounted for.

    Where did it go?

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  41. 98
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    He’s probably putting a lot of afternoon darts practice in so he can represent Scotland.

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  42. 107
    broderick crawford says:

    Nevevr mind about all this .

    Update : Hairy Cornflake just cleared on all but two charges .

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  43. 108
    broderick crawford says:

    NeveR mind about all this .

    Update : Hairy Cornflake just cleared on all but two charges .

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  44. 109
    Labour voting thicko says:

    He has to resign. Kirkcaldy is without a Westminster MP.

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  45. 112
    william says:

    The ‘charitable donations’ are set at a level so that there is no liability to UK corporation tax.

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  46. 115
    FrankField's Buttplug says:

    Poor old Gordon. He needs the money poor boy, now he is getting too fat and old to be a rent boy. My friend Iain wants to get a few tips from him

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Mycroft says:

Have you read the last bit of Animal Farm?

You know where the animals are looking through the Farmhouse window?

My TV screen was that window at lunch-time today.

Be careful, the sudden self-congratulatory tone, the slightly pudgy outline of indulgence and you become exactly what you should despise.

The jolly face of the Quisling Cameron poses for your camera has mesmerised and deceived you, you who were once not so deceived.

You were no firebrand, you were a damp squib in my opinion, sorry.

You need a damned good kick up the ahse!


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