Written by Tommy_Chewat

Saturday, 13 March 2004

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Gordon Brown - Tortured by success.

Clever idea but needs more work to be really good spoof.


It is a day of grieving and great sorrow for Britain today as it has been announced that a body found in the woods in Dunfermline is indeed the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Gordon Brown.

Brown was discovered at 6am by a bewildered old man who was out walking his insipid terrier. The old man apparently tripped over the cadaver in Burnam Woods, which is just a ten mile stone throw from Brown's private residence. Brown appeared to have committed suicide by shooting himself five times in the back of the head.

"This sort of thing happens all the time" says supervising police chief Peter McGary, "most suicides occur in secluded public places where the sound doesn't carry and there are unlikely to be witnesses."

Despite the assumption of suicide, there is to be a full public inquiry in to the death. The inquiry will be led, once again, by big wig judge Lord Hutton.

Lord Hutton has already declared, "This case is a great tragedy, however, there is no cause at all for suspicion. Brown's high public approval rating and rising cabinet popularity seem to have sadly led him to his own inevitable self destruction."

Speaking outside of Number 10, Tony Blair donned his most serious smirk and extoled, "Gordon was a really terrific Chancellor, almost too terrific, this is a sad day for Britain and indeed for the Brown family."

The Prime Minister has called for a national day of grieving to honour his "noble adversary". He has also called for the resignation of the automated editing system that published this article.

The story above is a satire or parody. It is entirely fictitious.

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Topics: Gordon Brown, Clever

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