A man on the street told our reporter that he had refused to join Prime Minister in Waiting Gordon Brown's Cabinet.
The offer came when he was lying in a drunken stupor in an alley in Soho, London. "All of a sudden a swanky car pulled up and Special Branch officers pulled me to me feet", explained 63-year old homeless person Alex Ajerate.
After we plied him with red bulls and vodkas, Mr. Ajerate continued: "Well, you shhee, the neksht thing what happened, that's a nicsh car, hic, a Scottish man shaid 'Alex, I want you', come with me and I'll make you a Ministersh'."
Asked why he turned down the job, the lying toe-rag told our reporter:
"If it washn't good enough for Paddy Ashdown or Shir Menzies Campbell, then it bloody well washn't good enough for me either".
A spokesman for Gordon Brown's office denied offering Mr. Ajerate a Ministerial position, but offered to make our reporter Chancellor of the Exchequer.