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Gordon Brown Wins Economic Consolation Prize After Imf Rebuff

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http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2011/apr/22/gordon-brown-wins-imf-consolation

Gordon Brown may have been black-balled for the top job at the International Monetary Fund by the prime minister, but he has won a modest consolation prize in the form of a new post at the World Economic Forum.

The Geneva-based thinktank, which runs the annual Davos summit, said the former prime minister had agreed to chair a new "policy and initiatives co-ordination board", which will oversee talks about the future of the global economic system.

"With the challenges the world faces, it is vital that all stakeholders are engaged in solving them. The World Economic Forum is uniquely placed to bring those stakeholders together and support the global agenda," Brown said.

Brown's committee will bring together policymakers and heads of international organisations, such as the IMF, to discuss how to prevent financial crises such as the one that rocked the world in 2008.

So the plan is to allow Brown to bring everyone together who've helped cause these problems and talk 5h1t about how they can fix it?

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http://uk.reuters.com/article/2011/04/22/uk-britain-brown-idUKTRE73L39L20110422

Former prime minister Gordon Brown is to take an unpaid post as adviser to the World Economic Forum (WEF), the Swiss-based body which organises the annual global leaders' meeting in Davos said on Friday.

At least he isn't getting paid for it, but then again I wonder what perks he gets doing this job.

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Looks as though someone is trying to massage his reputation. Just by being in the running for the IMF job, looks good on the CV, similar to "X Factor finalist" and Tony Blair being mooted as EU President (though never a serious contender).

When you have reached a certain level, you can't fail it seems. unsure.gif

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Gordon Brown may have been black-balled for the top job at the International Monetary Fund by the prime minister.....

I think 13 years of economic mismanagement might have had a little more to do with it. The Guardian are a bunch of dicks.

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I think 13 years of economic mismanagement might have had a little more to do with it. The Guardian are a bunch of dicks.

But in there own reader online poll of would Brown be good at the imf job it was about 60 40 in the no camp.

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Good grief. The lunatics running the asylum. These will be all the people who never saw it coming... unlike us here, banging on about the problems for years.

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He gets to shout at staff, throw Nokia's around and generally bully the staff. Absolute nectar to a control freak.

He will blow a fuse when he notices that everyone is ignoring him, and that he can't control anyone from some talking shop

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..he isn't doing his current job ...and we like fools are paying him.... :rolleyes:

In Gordon's case, it is better to pay him NOT to do a job than risk him actually DOING a job for nothing.

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Trouble is - in order to put in place initiatives to stop it happenning again, you need to understand what went wrong in the first place. He has no idea.

yes he does...he wasnt allowed to borrow enough.

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At least he isn't getting paid for it.

He's giving value for money at last.

Once again Tony (of Arabia) comes out ahead of Gormless Gordon.

How he and Lady McBlair must be laughing.

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yes he does...he wasnt allowed to borrow enough.

Well it did create huge amounts of wealth for a time. And Gordon felt if only he could borrow even more he could employ even more people as govt workers ensuring they voted for the correct party at every election.

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