Gordon Brown was rushed to St Pancreas hospital this morning after developing concussion during a press conference about the troop withdrawal from Iraq.
After George Bush had almost been hit by a shoe whilst in Iraq, London based Iraqis decided to echo the sentiments by throwing their own shoes at Brown during the conference. Whilst Bush had the advantage of being able to see both shoes as they came at him, Brown had little chance of avoiding the three dozen shoes that came at him from his blind side.
Fortunately for Brown, the aim of the audience was very poor, and most shoes fell well short of the Prime Minister, whilst others thudded into the curtain behind him.
Unfortunately for Brown, he was struck by one shoe, and that shoe belonged to Iraqi clown, Mr Bubbles. The size forty-six bright yellow shoe struck the PM across the temple, flooring him. Paramedics were on the scene within forty-five minutes, a new record for Central London, and administered emergency first aid on the scene before rushing the stricken MP to St Pancreas.
Brown is expected to make a full recovery within the next day or two, unless he contracts MRSA whilst in his hospital bed.