Mobile phone firm Ericsson opened a shiny new building in Coventry earlier this year. They invited Gordon Brown to pay a visit, which he did. Inevitably the curse of Brown has hit the newly opened plant quite hard. Months later 700 new jobs are to go at the hi-tech plant. When will business people learn? The hand of Gordon will curse your business, it will cost you jobs. If Downing Street calls, run from any offer of a visit.
In recent months he has cursed a local Fife firm, a metals plant, a high-tech healthcare research facility, an academy, Manchester United, Sellafield, boxer Ricky Hatton, the U.S. dollar (two years in a row), Southampton docks, Liverpool radio DJ Phil Easton (fatally), Honda and Velux Windows, Tottenham Hotspur team captain Ledley King, Media Wales, Nissan and KPMG was struck by arson following his visit. This is all just this year.
We should never forget who opened Lehman’s London HQ – dooming them by lauding their greatness and telling the now collapsed investment bank “I would like to pay tribute to the contribution you and your company make to the prosperity of Britain. During its one hundred and fifty year history, Lehman Brothers has always been an innovator, financing new ideas and inventions before many others even began to realise their potential.“ A century and a half of financial success f****d and cursed globally by Gordon.
His presence is booed by crowds at sporting events with good reason:
When England were knocked out of the 2006 World Cup against Portugal – Jonah was there. When they lost 2-1 at Wembley against Germany – Jonah was there. When Scotland lost to Italy– Jonah was there. When England lost the rugby World Cup final – Jonah was there.
Nationally youth unemployment, which Brown says is his priority, is tragically going to reach one million. The accursed hand of the one-eyed son of the manse has doomed our children, when will we be freed from this jinxed Jonah?