The above graph illustrates the number of babies named “Gordon” in the UK since 2007, according to ONS figures. For some reason, Gordon’s popularity plummeted in the years from 2007 to 2010. Not sure what happened to make it go out of fashion. Other than the curse of Jonah…
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The former Prime Mentalist has endorsed the wife of his one time economic adviser, including a preference for every candidate except Corbyn. The only surprise is that Brown didn’t back Cooper in his speech two weeks ago:
One cannot help but feel the nomination is doomed to failure. Still no word from another former Labour leader from the recent past…
By popular request…
BBC cameraman Neil MacIntosh is the hero of the day tracking a prowling Gordon Brown. Shorter speech: “Anyone But Corbyn!”
The former Prime Mentalist will be giving a speech in London on Sunday titled “Power for a Purpose – The Future of the Labour party.”
Presumably it will be about the importance of appealing to the electorate.
Could it be the final Curse of Jonah, and the most dangerous of them all?
“I have been reflecting deeply about my presidency and about the forty years in which my life has been inextricably bound to FIFA and the great sport of football. I cherish FIFA more than anything and I want to do only what is best for FIFA and for football. I felt compelled to stand for re-election, as I believed that this was the best thing for the organisation. That election is over but FIFA’s challenges are not. FIFA needs a profound overhaul. While I have a mandate from the membership of FIFA, I do not feel that I have a mandate from the entire world of football – the fans, the players, the clubs, the people who live, breathe and love football as much as we all do at FIFA. Therefore, I have decided to lay down my mandate at an extraordinary elective Congress. I will continue to exercise my functions as FIFA President until that election.”