Gordon Brown claims he has traced his ancestry to Archduke Ferdinand Clunt an Austrian nobleman who was born in 1850 and was third in line to the Austro-Hungarian throne.
Mr Brown says "Even in my days at university people recognised the association and would comment "You look like a Clunt, you act like a Clunt and you talk like a Clunt" ( although they often got the spelling wrong )."
"Having attained the position of Prime Minister of Great Britain," he continued, "I think I can safely claim to be the biggest Clunt in the world !"
Renowned Genealogist, Dr Harrs Houl, confirmed the family association and explained:-
"The Clunt family is believed to have originated in China circa 1530 and relocated to Austria sometime in the 17th century. It has not been established precisely when they moved to Scotland where they became the first in a long line of Brown-Hatters." ( ref: 'Gordon Brown's name "dreamed up" on playing fields of Eaton' )
Dr Houl continued "The direct lineage however is unclear. Ferdinand had two brothers the morbidly obese Gerald Clunt know as 'The Fat Clunt' and the mentally retarded Henry known as ' The Silly Clunt'.
It is by no means certain from which of the three brothers Mr Brown was descended. Mr Brown therefore could be a 'Fat Clunt', a 'Silly Clunt' or just a plain 'Clunt'"
The Doctor added "It is, however, my professional opinion that Mr Brown definitely is a 'Clunt'.