26 October 2009

Official: Brown is not depressed

The “Prime Minister's aides were aghast” with the headline, “Battle to stop depression is being won – PM”, that appeared on the Downing Street website over the weekend.  As this referred to the economy and not Brown’s health, the word "depression" was swiftly replaced with "downturn" after just a few hours.  Mandrake explains:

The headline was at best ambiguous, coming just a few weeks after Andrew Marr had asked Gordon if he was perhaps on prescription painkillers or pills to get him through," whispers my man in Whitehall. "It was removed on orders that came from pretty high up.

Presumably, another batch of replacement mobile phones are on order.

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