Gordon Brown has denied buying a Chinese Panda bear for £50,000 and then claiming it back on expenses. He said he didn't even mean to buy the panda. He says he only wanted to sponsor a penguin at Edinburgh zoo but, due to his failing eye site he got the two mixed up. "Its very easily done" said his spokesperson.
"They are both the same colour and they hang out in the same places"
"Really? Do they really hang out together in the same places" I asked. "Don't you have to go to china to buy a Panda, and to Edinburgh to sponsor a penguin"
"Em. Yes. But if you're as blind as Gordon is, sometimes when you're in China it looks a bit like Ediburgh."
"Oh" I replied. "I didn't know that"
"Well, Miss Frogpond. You should do your research" Said the Spokesperson.
"So, will Gordon be giving the Panda back and getting a nice refund for the Brittish taxpayer"
"No" Said the spokesperson. "That would offend the Chinese and we don't really like to do that. And Gordon's children are quite attached to it now"
"But its a Panda? A £50,000 panda. It needs to go back to China"
"No. Gordon's keeping it. He says its no different from having a pet Cat. If he'd bought a cat, you'd have no problem with that would you."
"No. I suppose not" I said.
"So shut up about Gordon's Panda. Go talk to Tony about his Panda. He's got one as well."
"So did Gordon buy a Panda just because Tony bought one?" I asked.
"Conversation over, Miss Frogpond. Go away."
By Katie Frogpond