Anorak | Good God Godo Gordo It’s Gordon Brown At Christmas

Good God Godo Gordo It’s Gordon Brown At Christmas

by | 22nd, December 2008

“GOOD GORD,” declares the Mirror as it interviews Gordon Brown, the non-celebrity celebrity leade r, who knows people who are.

In the year Gordon Brown has made his political comeback, he has learned one big thing to listen.

Arctic Monkeys. Ruth Lorenzo . Slipknot. You name it, Gordon has listened to it.

As he sits in the living room of his Downing Street flat he is listening to the sound of his children playing with Buzz Lightyear lasers. He listens to his two-year-old son singing Happy Birthday after a friend’s birthday party.

Because as Gordon says : “My children aren’t props: they’re people.”

“When things are going well people call me Gordon. When things are going badly they call me Mr Brown. At the moment they are calling me Gordon.”

It’s a sign of respect. With any luck and if the economy gets any worse, he’ll be Gordo , of just plain God .

“I got a letter from someone worried about their savings who said they had not been able to sleep for four nights.”

So Gordon sent them his book on Courage and a tape of his addresses to party conference, Years ’97-’04 Volume IX .

As he spoke, just hours before starting his Christmas break, he was surrounded by piles of festive paper used to wrap presents for his young family.

A Prop-er dad.

The PM still has some shopping to do – including buying X Factor winner Alexandra Burke’s hit single Hallelujah.

It’s not as good as Lorenzo’s cover version, but good

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