An unwanted adopted boy has been returned to his homeland. The little boy, called Gordon Brown, looked forlorn as he waited at Glasgow airport yesterday. He was about to return to the land of anonymity, which he had left only a few years ago.
Gordon was adopted by Mr and Mrs Voter. Their own natural child, Tony, was all grown up and had left home. The couple decided to take on the responsibility of caring for Gordon, even though he was a known problem child.
Sadly, Mr and Mrs Voter now no longer feel prepared to devote any time to looking after Gordon. His temper tantrums have got worse. He finds it difficult to relate to the other children at his Westminster school and nobody wants to be in his gang at playtime.
Mr Voter said "I just don't want Gordon around anymore. He was fine at first. A little quiet, maybe, but otherwise a normal kid. Then he got into quantitative easing. Soon he needed fiscal stimulus three times a day. He was a junkie. My wife and I cannot look after him anymore. He has got to go."
Some children's agencies are furious. Emily Largenickers of the Children's Society, said "Gordon's hopes have been dashed. How can this child thrive if nobody loves him? The Voter's are just heartless."