18 July 2009

Saturday Satire - Gordon Brown

At last Gordon Brown decided to throw the towel in and resign. His cabinet colleagues decided it would be a worthy gesture to name a railway locomotive after him. So a senior ‘Sir Humphrey’ went from Whitehall to the National Railway Museum at York, to investigate the possibilities.

“We have a number of locomotives at the NRM without names,” a specially-sought NRM consultant told the top civil servant. “Mostly freight locomotives though.”

“Oh dear, that’s not very fitting for a prime minister,” said Sir Humphrey. “How about that big green one, over there?” he said, pointing to no.4472.

“That’s already got a name” said the consultant. “It’s called ‘Flying Scotsman’.”

“Oh. Couldn’t it be renamed?” asked Sir Humphrey. “This is a national museum after all, funded by the taxpayer.”

“I suppose it might be considered,” said the NRM consultant. “After all the LNER renamed a number of their locomotives after directors of the company, and even renamed one of them Dwight D Eisenhower.”

“That’s excellent”, said Sir Humphrey, “So that’s settled then .. let’s look at renaming 4472. But how much will it cost? We can’t spend too much, given the expenses scandal!”

Well, said the consultant, “We could always just paint out the ‘F’

4 comments:

Hadriana's Treasures said...

An award for you over at mine. :) I read your satire and thought I haven't missed the news have I? Sounds too good to be true........

Dark Side said...

Thanks again for my Saturday satire excellent as always.

Just to let you know I am fine, just had a busy few weeks decorating, taking my Prince2 Practitioner, working hard and now have Mum in hospital after her back op, but she is on the mend and doing fine, I might get round to a post at some point soon, if your lucky....take care Sage...xx

Alison said...

lol, that made me smile... :)

Janet said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAA!!!! That's great. (Did he really resign? Where have I been?)