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

Labour’s Spoof Tory Facebook Memories

Pretty good attack video, light touch, amusing and not too laboured. This has Blue State Digital’s fingerprints all over it. Better production values than we have seen recently, will it win any votes?

Flood Hit MP Asks Miliband: Why are You Actually Here?

Ed was confronted by an angry Reading resident on his travels this morning. Click below to see what happened:

Better late than never Ed might say, but Tory MP Alok Sharma’s question of what he was actually doing there is a fair one…

WATCH: Hammond Confronted by Angry Flood Victim

The Defence Secretary had his own Chris Smith moment in Berkshire this morning. “Why don’t we talk about this inside…?”

Via @liarpoliticians

WATCH: Another Successful Media Appearance for Chris Smith

It is well worth having a watch of this piece of TV gold:

Not having the best of days is he.

Via @liarpoliticians.

WATCH: Chris Smith: I Will Not Resign

That went well then…

WATCH: Syrian Rebels Troll Sniper

US Assistant Secretary of State: “F**k the EU”

According to Kyiv Post, this is a leaked recording of US Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt and US Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland discussing a plan for UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon to help sort out the situation in the country:

Assistant Secretary of State Nuland: “That would be great I think to help glue this thing and have the UN help glue it and, you know, f**k the EU.”

Ambassador Pyatt: “Exactly.”

Always good to hear our transatlantic allies share our values…

WATCH: Bercow Flips Out

Something seemed to be troubling the Speaker at PMQs today. He boiled over during one exchange, completely losing it with Michael Gove. And to think the Education Secretary’s better half Sarah Vine was so nice about Sally in the Mail[…]

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Tim Yeo: Conniving to the End

Yeo fibbed his way through an interview with Channel 4 News last night, telling viewers with a straight face that he was booted out because of his views on gay marriage. Anyone who has ever been to Suffolk knows that […]

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Guru Joshing: Arnie Graf Hits PMQs

Dave resisted temptation to stick the boot into Arnie Graf at PMQs today, though Alec Shelbrooke’s question was amusing nonetheless. Labour are trying to kick back at the story with references to Lynton Crosby’s status. Awkwardly that line doesn’t hold […]

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WATCH: Clueless Chris Leslie’s Graf Disaster
Priti Patel Writes to UK Border Agency

The Daily Politics reports that Priti Patel has asked the UK Border Agency to look into Arnie Graf. Poor Chris Leslie as ever has no idea what’s been going on…

Via @liarpoliticians

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