In a move that reminded political historians of the evacuation of the White House by Jimmy Carter, Gordon Brown entered the Prime Minister's residence on Downing Street to find it empty.
"I had to answer a call of nature when I first arrived, so went immediately to that part of the house. When I got in, there was no light bulb. I managed to use a little one I had on my keys and discovered that there was no paper. I managed with a kerchief and went to wash, but found there was not soap!"
When Jimmy Carter left the White House in the mid 70's, the Reagans said that all of the china and silver went missing. The Carters, however, did leave behind several empty buckets from the Colonel and a drawer full of salt and ketchup packets. The Blairs didn't even leave the paper plates and plasticware!
"Our first night in our new home, and we have to send out for pizza and have to tell them to send extra napkins! I have to make special trips to the store for basic needs! How utterly low class!"
When asked to respond to the allegations that he took the toilet paper, the light bulbs, and other household items, Blair said "What? He didn't think I'd have to go too? I held his hand for years in the cabinet. Do I have to wipe his arse now?"