The most shared story on the blog this year was Guido’s investigation into the Office of Gordon and Sarah Brown. Since leaving Downing Street, Gordon has raised over £3 million to support charitable projects yet has given less than a £1 million to charity. Nearly three-quarters of the money raised has gone on his office and globe-trotting travel expenses that run at over £10,000-a-week. Despite Gordon claiming he does not profit from the arrangement and that all the income goes either directly to charities or to support other charitable public service projects.
The former Prime Mentalist then got very upset when Guido went on the BBC’s Daily Politics to share the story with a wider audience, demanding that the interview be removed from iPlayer. Guido readers can still watch it here:
All that jet-setting meant the people of Kirkcaldy weren’t seeing much of Gordon, so it will hardly have come as a surprise to them when on another foreign junket McMental admitted he saw himself as an “ex-politician”, despite still taking his £67,000-a-year MP salary.
And so, in December, Gordon finally announced he is making his lack of parliamentary attendance official by quitting at the election. With the old media doing their favourite greatest hits, Guido couldn’t resist his own tribute.
So long then Gordon. We shall miss you.
Gordon Brown will tonight finally announce he is making his lack of parliamentary attendance official by quitting at the next election. This website was taking the p**s out of the former Prime Mentalist way before it was cool, but with the old media doing their favourite McMental greatest hits today, Guido couldn’t resist. Never forget the curse of Jonah:
Or when the day the dam finally burst:
Nor when the public finally saw the two faces of the one-eyed son of a Manse:
So always cherish that expenses video smiling freak-out:
And regret when our nation’s leader was so hated he was booed by its veterans:
This soldier was having none of it:
Calling it ‘Obama beach’ did not help:
But thank you Gordon, for saving the world:
…and for picking your nose live on TV:
We’ll never forget when you forgot you were still an MP:
Or when you took yet another wrong turn:
Nor when the public finally got a glimpse of Psycho Gordon:
And when Andrew Marr asked the wrong bloody question:
And cherish the day Brown finally resigned:
So long then Gordon, you absolute loon. We shall miss you.
Another stunning Gordon success.
Scottish nationalists have reacted with characteristic charm and good grace to their referendum defeat. The following petition now has more than 10,000 signatures:
According to the petitioner, “because Scotland is sick of listening to your wobble-faced lies, you useless absentee ex-politician sh*tebag”. They’ve got 10,000 signatures, and Guido reckons they could get 10,000 more…
It is reported this afternoon that Big Six energy bad boys EDF have come out against Scottish Freedom:
“EDF Energy has warned that Scottish independence would herald massive uncertainty for the energy sector, accusing Alex Salmond of failing to answer a series of fundamental questions over issues such as nuclear waste. In a memo to the energy giant’s 15,000 staff – 1,200 of whom are based in Scotland – Vincent de Rivaz said those voting on Thursday’s referendum had “enormous responsibility” and warned the outcome “will affect EDF Energy and its employees”.
It will come as no surprise to regular readers that the EDF’s External Communications Director is one Andrew Brown – Brother of McDoom, the Former Prime Mentalist and self-declared saviour of the Union. Brothers in arms.
The former Prime Mentalist has hinted he may run in the Scottish Parliament to counter Alex Salmond’s perceived ‘lies’.
How many more jobs on the taxpayer does he want?
Does he realise he actually has to turn up?
Gordon for First Minister – what’s the worst that could happen?
Penance is up. Damian McBride left Catholic aid charity Cafod two weeks ago and has spend some time working on the paperback version of his memoirs, amongst other writing projects. So expect more helpful blog interventions…
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