LONDON – England – Prime Minister Gordon Brown publicly endorsed Lehman Brothers Investment bank and may have then sealed its fate with the gesture.
Gordon Brown who is nicknamed ‘velcro’ amongst Whitehall staff because bad luck sticks to him, is said to have extended his reverse Midas touch once again.
It was only last week when Mr Brown saw fit to praise the firm in a speech to waiting dignitaries at a CBI meeting :
“I would like to pay tribute to the contribution you and your company
make to the prosperity of Britain,” Mr Brown told assembled bankers in
London’s Canary Wharf . “During its 150 year history, Lehman Brothers
has always been an innovator, financing new ideas and inventions before many
others even began to realize their potential.”
The curse of Gordon Brown was then complete and one only had to wait a week for the permanent damage to materialise.
“Gordon is a walking one man disaster factory. Everything he touches turns to shit. Every sporting fixture where either England or Scotland were playing that he attended during the first few weeks of his premiership resulted in the team losing heavily. Pretty much every policy that he has engineered or brokered has been a complete waste and disaster. He was also responsible for selling off Britain’s gold reserves at the bottom of the market and of engineering the disastrous dithering economic policies that have left the UK in dire straits. Gordon is also responsible for the massive collapse of the housing market which he engineered bringing misery and pain to millions of people,” Peter Rusbrigger, a senior Labour backbencher told a commons hearing yesterday.
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