10 Downing Street, LONDON: Prime Minister Brown in trying to explain the principle to the British electorate, that if you "pay peanuts and you get a monkey" is giving the World a clear example that we can all understand.
Brown's meager salary of £194,250 ($319,289), has to be supplemented by the British Tax payers with a grace and favour home in Downing Street, the use of the sumptuous Chequers. In addition a Daimler and driver at Gordon Brown's beck and call, helps with the squalor that Gordon Brown has to put up with in Downing Street.
Clearly if Gordon Brown spends his salary (and expenses, note "earnings" doesn't apply in this case) like he spends the British tax payers money, it is not surprising that PM Brown doesn't have anything left at the end of the month.
Gordon Brown's ministerial fund is only worth £274,000 ($449,988.08) which, together with his MP's pension, would give him a retirement income of a paltry and derisible £60,000 ($98,523)a year.
Some of you might think that Prime Minister Gordon Brown is a bizarre individual who sounds "wildly out-of-touch". Perhaps the readers of this article should pause a moment to think of the many State Pensioners who live in luxury on £5,000 a year.
No wonder Gordon Brown had to manipulate the inflation figures to reduce the purchasing power of the British State Pension by around half its value in 13 years.
With Gordon Brown living on the poverty levels, he directly manipulated the private pension schemes in 1997 so that these rich pensioners who contributed for 40 years to their own private pensions, then found themselves with nothing to show for it as a direct result.
Those feeling overcome with sorrow at the parlous state of Bruin's finances, and there surely must be at least one, may rest assured. His reward for refusing us a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty, and his perpetual grovelling to Europe, will be a nice little sinecure in Brussels, and expense fiddles that our MPs can only dream of ( and probably are).