04 November 2009

Speechmaking the Brown way

image“It’s very expensive being prime minister”, said Brown to GQ magazine.  Well, now we know why.  Prudence, the name he was once so proud of, has added to our public debt to the tune of $40,000 in his bid to excite the US electorate.

When Our Dear Leader drafts one of his forgettable speeches, West Wing Writers are called in to tailor the words of wisdom for American audiences.  As an example, $7,085 was spent on Brown’s speech to the US congress in March to give it a non-authentic Churchillian tone:

The bravery and valour of the Americans who gave that last full measure of devotion.

During his final few weeks in office, other items of wasteful expenditure will be laid before you.

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