Actor Clooney For Prime Minister?

Gordon Brown and George Clooney
British Chancellor Gordon Brown has revealed intimate secrets about himself  in an exclusive  interview with a top women's magazine. The chummy chat is aimed at making him the 'house wives' choice' for Labour leader. Brown's 'spin doctors' organised the heart to heart with a journalist as part of boring Brown's desperate effort to shake off the notion that all he's interested in are numbers and balance sheets as he stakes his claim to be prime minister Tony Blair's heir apparent.

Answering questions on his choice of underwear, what he wears in bed and what he listens to to unwind, Brown also disclosed to New Woman magazine.that his wife Sarah thinks George Clooney would be the ideal actor to play him in a film of his life.

Do our politicians have more on their minds than their respective political briefs? Do they carry out their duties as elected members with one eye on the Walk of Fame? One may certainly be forgiven for thinking so.

Brown's assertion follows hot on the heels of boastful John Prescott's introspective nugget that Marlon Brando would be the ideal man to play him on the big screen.

All of which has spurred furious debate in the office about which star would play which politician in the films of their lives. So The-Latest has decided to cast it.

We want your suggestions for Parliament: The Movie. Ideally, these should be weighted towards MPs currently sitting (or sleeping) in parliament, but if you can build a strong case for the inclusion of actors to play politicians of yesteryear, then we'll include those too.

View the rest of the current cast: Parliament: The Movie 

 * See also Darfur: The New Rwanda (in The-Latest columnists section)


1 Response to "Actor Clooney For Prime Minister?"


Mon, 05/29/2006 - 12:53
<p>Is the Chancellor indignant that the scandal-ridden deputy prime minister John Prescott retains a full ministerial salary and perks despite being stripped by Blair of all his departmental duties? Son of a Scottish preacher, Gordon Brown, made his morally robust view of such arrangements crystal clear in November 1997 when he launched a scathing attack on Sir Robert Clarke, the fat cat boss of Thames Water. Brown was 'greatly angered' to learn that, although Clarke was handing over some of his responsibilities to a new chief executive, ahead of his retirement two years later, he wasn't taking an equivalent cut in his hefty salary. Rounding on greedy City bosses, Brown fumed: 'This sort of affair sends out the worst possible signal when hard decisions have to be made across every sector.' So, that's what Brown thinks of the sleazy&nbsp; 'Prezza affair' then? We should be told.<br /></p>