Brown’s Prolonged Agony

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


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.

Ben Cohen is the editor and founder of The Daily Banter. He lives in Washington DC where he does podcasts, teaches Martial Arts, and tries to be a good father. He would be extremely disturbed if you took him too seriously.