An expat's view: politics, economics and life in Italy, Britain and other places.
01 October, 2012
Further to my reflections on famous people being consulted on subjects they are not qualified to talk about, we have the strange case of former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown (pictured with his wife, each, inexplicably, wearing someone else's clothes).
It seems that Brown has graduated to being some sort of UN children's ambassador (the equivalent of celebrity golf) and he summoned the eager hacks to a press conference at UN Headquarters. Only one turned up: strangely, from the Daily Telegraph, and Brown cancelled the gig.
Brown has never done anything for children (he claimed to have lifted many out of poverty but he had fiddled the figures) and no one is interested in his views. On this occasion, rightly, the press reflected that lack of interest.