He is trying to give Bliar a run for his money according to the Excess ..
"GORDON Brown is taking a £2,000-a-week handout from the taxpayer to fund his work as a former Prime Minister while raking in more than £600,000 from private organisations as a globe-trotting speech-maker.
The handout is on top of his generous expenses as an MP.
He was paid £84,000 of the little known Public Duty Costs Allowance in 2010/11 and is entitled to a further £115,000 this year."
Carry on troughing.
In 2010/11 Mr Brown received £172,000 in salary and MP’s office expenses but made just one speech in the Commons.
Mr Brown’s Commons register of interests shows that over the past 12 months, he was paid £630,000 for speeches to banks and other organisations.
This post has been edited by satch: 25 September 2011 - 09:59 AM