An ebuliant Gordon Brown was delighted to reveal that poverty had been abolished.
In a speech to the Institute of Getting Paid Loads of Money for Not Doing Anything Usefull Ever he said."I have managed to come to an agreement with the makers of dictionaries to remove the word 'poverty' from all future editions".
"The poor will now be known as pre millionaires and people will no longer be able to apply for benefits as there will be a new system known as 'Happy Sunshine Fun Money' which will take its place."
Members of the institute were said to be especially pleased as it meant they didn't have to do anything at all to justify their 25% pay rise.