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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11...-desk-rage.html

Brown feels the strain as he 'pushes printer off desk in rage'

By Tim Shipman

Last updated at 3:31 PM on 24th April 2009

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New evidence has surfaced that Gordon Brown is feeling the strains of office, with claims that the Prime Minister recently slung a laser printer to the floor in a fit of pique.

A report on the financial wire service Bloomberg News claimed that aides saw Mr Brown send the machine crashing.

The report failed to provide further details of the incident on the grounds that to do so would imperil the anonymity of the source.

Strain: Gordon Brown appeared upbeat meeting pupils in London today but aides say the cracks are starting to show

In a profile of the Prime Minister likely to have been widely read by bankers and other subscribers to the news service around the world, the report said: ‘The strain shows, say current and former Brown aides.

'Among other things, it has inflamed a temper that has always been the subject of gallows humor among those who work with him.’

The claim that Mr Brown trashed a printer in anger is just the latest in a series of claims about his short fuse by No 10 insiders and bemused civil servants who have to work with him.

Previous reports have included accounts that the Prime Minister hurled pens, a stapler and even mobile phones at his aides in frustration.

Bloomberg’s account says: ‘Another aide was warned to watch out for "flying Nokias" when he joined Brown’s team.

‘One staffer says a colleague developed a technique called a 'news sandwich” – first telling the prime minister about a recent piece of good coverage before delivering bad news, and then moving quickly to tell him about something good coming soon.’

Downing Street moved to rubbish the story, but the Prime Minister’s official spokesman did not deny the specific details.

‘I think it's the sort of unsubstantiated, unsourced nonsense that you read in Sunday newspapers, not on supposedly respectable financial wire services,’ the spokesman said.

But asked whether or not the report is true, he repeated the same form of words and added: ‘This is not an account that I recognise.’

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But asked whether or not the report is true, he repeated the same form of words and added: ‘This is not an account that I recognise.’

... and as a footnote, has anyone noticeed a recent increase in the use of the denial phrase "not an account that I recognise", as in :-

"I don’t recognise this statement that we have undertaken tax avoidance schemes." (Feb.2009 John Varley - chairman of Barclays Bank)

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If is IS true, then the rubber room fantasy that I envisage for Broon, is nearer to becoming a reality......... :ph34r:

Can we assume your fantasy is clinical and not kinky in its use of rubber?

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Can we assume your fantasy is clinical and not kinky in its use of rubber?

Prime Ministerial Deliberations

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Can we assume your fantasy is clinical and not kinky in its use of rubber?

Yes. clinical. The room reserved for violent folk so they can't hurt themselves.

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11...-desk-rage.html

Brown feels the strain as he 'pushes printer off desk in rage'

By Tim Shipman

Last updated at 3:31 PM on 24th April 2009

Comments (54) Add to My Stories

New evidence has surfaced that Gordon Brown is feeling the strains of office, with claims that the Prime Minister recently slung a laser printer to the floor in a fit of pique.

The report failed to provide further details of the incident on the grounds that to do so would imperil the anonymity of the source.

'Among other things, it has inflamed a temper that has always been the subject of gallows humor among those who work with him.’

The claim that Mr Brown trashed a printer in anger is just the latest in a series of claims about his short fuse by No 10 insiders and bemused civil servants who have to work with him.

Dear Lord,give me strength....this is the calibre of people we choose to represent us??

no wonder the country is up shit creek.

We need paddy ashdown back!!!

SBS training would have subjected him to some pretty brutal abuse,but in order to make the grade he wouldn't crack.

paddy+vince fronting the libdems might just make them worth voting for.

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I can't really understand people who thow their rattles out of the pram, when they don't get their way!

I've worked for a few!

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Dear Lord,give me strength....this is the calibre of people we choose to represent us??

no wonder the country is up shit creek.

We need paddy ashdown back!!!

SBS training would have subjected him to some pretty brutal abuse,but in order to make the grade he wouldn't crack.

paddy+vince fronting the libdems might just make them worth voting for.

100% agree. ^_^ I have a lot of time for Vince Cable. A man with integrity and the courage to differ to the 'herd'.

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