The Royal Mail today issued a limited edition 5p coin, to mark what seems like 500 years since Gordon Brown ascended to Downing Street. A few of the 'coins fit for a cheapskate' feature the flabby figure of the PM, and carry the words 'General Sine Spina', meaning leader without a spine. The Mint said it hoped to honour the 'hate him or despise him' Premier.
Gordon Brown came to power in 2008, and famously had no wife, quickly marrying just days before become Prime Minister. The coins show the ridiculous leader standing in front of a frieze of pansies, which echoes most of his Ministers, and also carry the initials 'SG', which stands for 'Slimy Git'. There is also a rope round the border of the design, which he has already used, to recently politically hang himself.
Brown made it his mission to never actually do anything in office, and so far 58 Cabinet Ministers and 12 MPs have resigned rather than work with him. Royal Mint director Sir Bob Tanner said:
'Brown is undoubtedly the feeblest and most nauseating British Prime Minister in history, and his reign has seen the near destruction of the Labour Party. So we thought it a fitting tribute to bring out one of the smallest and cheapest coins in the world, that people hardly bother to pick up off the pavement any more, if they see one.'
Ladbrokes shortened the odds of Brown still being Prime Minister by this time next month to 1,000 to one. Against.