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.


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


  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” :-)

  2. 2
    P l e b says:

    I’m sure HMRC will sort him out.

  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?

  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..

  5. 5
    Ruperts boy says:

    You fat bastard. Leave the canapes alone Tory Bear

  6. 6
    Jimmy Five Bellies says:

    My Hero x

  7. 7
    Mr Perfect says:

    Blimey, Gordon’s let himself go!

  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.

  9. 9
    seriously? says:

    He seems to be channelling James Belushi in Animal House.

  10. 10
    ATOS Healthcare says:


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

    Bernie Madoff?

  12. 12
    Jimmy says:

    Is Brillo dying his hair?

  13. 13
    Ben says:

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

  14. 14
    Throg says:

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

  15. 15
    C.O.Jones says:

    Let him boil, the useless cvnt! No more boom and bust. When he left office the country was more bust than its ever been. Wanker!

  16. 16
    Simon Carr says:

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

  17. 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.

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

    Without the jokes or the comedy timing..

  19. 19
    Tuscan Tony says:

    John. John Belushi. James is the thinner one.

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 22
    Paniagua V5.1 says:

    So only 25% is given to charities.

    Probably puts the other chuggers to shame though.

  23. 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.

  24. 24
    Diane Abbot says:

    I would.

  25. 25
    Mitch says:

    Brillo went through the facts ok but didn’t really go in for the kill. H@rry should slow down a bit and annunciate more.

  26. 26
    Spartacus says:

    its all within the rules defence?

    it worked for Jacquee slug Smith

  27. 27
    Molly The Dog says:


  28. 28
    Tuscan Tony says:

    No, because that’s not his hair.

  29. 29
    Chocolate Orange says:

    Good then I can have a bloody break for once!

  30. 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

  31. 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?

  32. 32
    Now now, Jimmy, don't hide says:

    Jimmy, you were asked a question yesterday which you avoided answering. Here’s another opportunity: How many illegal wars has Cameron waged in which 1 million died?

  33. 33
    Bob says:

    Remove the charitable status from this obvious scam

    And send in the fraud Squad

    And do the same to conman Blair

  34. 34
    Doogie Howser, M.D. says:

    Keep taking the meds.

  35. 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!

  36. 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.

  37. 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).

  38. 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.

  39. 39
    seriously? says:

    You reckon? Just Guido’s subscribers?

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

  40. 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.


    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.

  41. 41
    Owen Jones GNVQ says:

    I agree with prick.

  42. 42
    Observant says:

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

  43. 43
    seriously? says:

    You’re right. John Belushi.

    TOGA!! TOGA!! TOGA!!

  44. 44
    seriously? says:

    It does. That’s exactly what he looks like.

  45. 45
    The Labour Party says:

    Please don’t exaggerate. It was only half a million.

    It might end up being a million, but it’s only half that at the moment.

  46. 46
    The Labour Party says:

    The public mis-voted.

  47. 47
    seriously? says:

    I thought they’d posted a 400m profit this morning?

  48. 48
    C.O.Jones says:

    So much for the European Constitution that that wanker signed after dark. Gives us no rights whatsoever.

  49. 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.

  50. 50
    Bob In Tolerant says:

    I will not tolerate that.

  51. 51
    Our EU membership fee: 22 billion reasons to vote UKIP says:

    Oh bloody hell, it’s the Thought Police.

  52. 52
    Mornington Crescent says:

    Read the article first, then comment, dear.

  53. 53
    brown smells says:

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

  54. 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.

  55. 55
    K birley says:

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

  56. 56
    Gordon Brown says:

    I just took my eye off the ball that’s all.

  57. 57
    Paniagua V5.1 says:

    *thumbs air*

  58. 58
    P l e b says:

    You mean the election Cameron didn’t win, don’t you? You know, the government propped up by the Liberals?

  59. 59
    Combs not required says:

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

  60. 60
    P l e b says:

    It is a loss, but it’s a profit for bonus purposes. F’kin obscene.

  61. 61
    Commenters Poll says:

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

  62. 62
    P l e b says:

    That’s a funny place to put an apostrophe.

  63. 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.

  64. 64
    Paniagua V5.1 says:

    Why was Neo wearing Huhne’s pubic wig ?

  65. 65
    (Rarely) Dangerous Brian says:

    Its certainly not rocket science is it?

  66. 66
    Sick of them says:

    Gordon who?

  67. 67
    Combs not required says:

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

  68. 68
    seriously? says:

    The one where Labour only got 28% of the votes? Their lowest in 70 years? The one that only Guido’s subscribers voted in?

    That one?

  69. 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?

  70. 70
    MacGuffin says:

    You forgot to mention that Brown is well-nigh unemployable.

  71. 71
    MacGuffin says:

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

  72. 72
    English! says:

    Enunciate, unless he’s an angel.

  73. 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.

  74. 74
    well chuffed says:

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

  75. 75
    Hamish says:

    Suspect this is genuine.

  76. 76

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

  77. 77
    Kurt Weill says:

    Oh it’s a long long time

  78. 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.

  79. 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 :)

  80. 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.

  81. 81
    LabourPist says:

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

  82. 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.

  83. 83
  84. 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.

  85. 85
    Frank says:

    In a way he was right, just forgot to reiterate that there would be no more boom, just bust.

  86. 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.

  87. 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.

  88. 88
    Gordon Brown says:

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

  89. 89
    Carry Hole is a porcine homunculus says:

    Cheers have linked to sites I admin on.

  90. 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?

  91. 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.

  92. 92
    Kircaldy & Cowdenbeath says:

    OMG that’s our donkey with a red rosette..

  93. 93
    I miss Gordon Brown says:

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

  94. 94
    The careers master says:

    If the blog gig craps out he can always get a job as a chimney sweep’s brush.

  95. 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.

  96. 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?

  97. 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 )!

  98. 98
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

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

  99. 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 !!

  100. 100
    broderick crawford says:

    yeah but you must admit ….

    In the socialist financial money making stakes

    Tony is still …. THE DADDY !

  101. 101
    Cinna says:

    And that’s what counts, isn’t it?

  102. 102
    Cinna says:

    Ah Gordon’s negative growth again.

  103. 103
    broderick crawford says:

    Is brillo dying ?

  104. 104
    Cinna says:

    Seems to me most of us will be on the watch list then.

  105. 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 !

  106. 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.

  107. 107
    broderick crawford says:

    Nevevr mind about all this .

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

  108. 108
    broderick crawford says:

    NeveR mind about all this .

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

  109. 109
    Labour voting thicko says:

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

  110. 110
    Tom Catesby says:

    Looks like old McLoon is overdue a tax hammering.

  111. 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.

  112. 112
    william says:

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

  113. 113

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

  114. 114
    Observation says:

    Revealed: why Gordon Brown sold Britain’s gold at a knock-down price



  115. 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

  116. 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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