Brown's Prolonged Agony

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By Ben Cohen

Charlie Broker explains why it is so painful to watch Gordon Brown's terminal political career:

If real life were a movie, instead of a cruel and horrifying string of


random unfolding events, the mortifying slow-motion car crash that is

Gordon Brown

's


premiership would inspire pity in all but the most stone-hearted


audience member. Assailed from all directions, stumbling, bumbling,


droning, punch-drunk, hapless, hopeless, and aching with palpable


misery, he increasingly resembles a depressed elephant, slowly being


felled by a thousand pin-sized arrows fired into his hide by a million


tiny natives, still somehow moving forward, trudging wearily toward its


allotted graveyard-slot with morose resignation.