In a bold move the Prime Minister announced today reforms which will change the Mother of all Parliaments forever. Mr Gordon Brown said that the new reforms will not only clean up the current parliament but also save taxpayers £25 bln over a thirty year period.
In his most corageous statement so far, the Prime Minister indicated that he relinquishes the power of setting general election dates in favour of the fixed term parliaments. Each term will last 30 years and there will be no more uncertainty about the date of the elections.
It is still unclear if the next general election will be 30 years after this reform is voted through or 30 years after the previous election. However Mr Brown promised to set up an independent parliamentory commission which will determine the next due date.
Leaders of the both opposition parties critised the plan, however Mr Brown said:
"Everyone knows that the elections cause chaos and cost money. The people don't want elections every four-five years, they want to vote only once or twice in their lifetime. I am the best and only person who is capable to save our economy. Only I have the courage to borrow £3 trillion our economy needs now."
In another unprecedented move the Prime Minister sacked chancellor Alistair Darling. The following announcement was released by No 10: "What the Chancellor did was totally unacceptable. He is not fit to take care of country finances any more. Chancellor Darling will become the new Home Secretary. Mr Gordon Brown will assume the new role of Chancellor as well as continue to perform his Prime Ministerial duties."
In a separate development the Daily Telegraph confirmed that they received a new expense claim made by Mr Brown. The claim is for £232,542.54 and covers combining No 10 and No 11 Downing street flats into one entity.