David Blackburn

What Gordon Brown is really doing in America

What Gordon Brown is really doing in America
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It turns out that the PM’s not in America to address the UN about nuclear proliferation and he’s not there to cosy up to the President, although naturally he won’t be able to resist a spot of “Obama Beach-ing”. No, he’s crossed the Pond to be acknowledged as the ‘Saviour of the World’.

Iain Martin reports that Brown was crowned ‘Statesman of the Year’ last night by an organisation called, ironically, ‘Appeal of Conscience’, who’ve evidently never heard of 0% spending rises, Damian McBride or Colonel Gadaffi. The PM must be dead chuffed; it’s a very prestigious award: it was presented by Bono. Satire's dead.