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Gordon Brown earns £1.4m since leaving Number 10

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Gordon Brown earns £1.4m since leaving Number 10

Post by Guest on 17.02.12 11:11

February 2012 Last updated at 09:56

Gordon Brown earns £1.4m since leaving Number 10

Mr Brown has accepted engagements all over the world including Kenya, Singapore and India Continue reading the main story
Gordon Brown has earned more than £1.4 million since he stood down as prime minister, including fees and expenses.

More than £127,000 has been given to charities, including all proceeds from his book, Beyond the Crash.

His most lucrative speech, in Nigeria, earned him £74,936, and he has received more than £180,000 in fees and expenses for work at New York University.

Nearly £1 million in fees has been paid to the Office of Gordon and Sarah Brown to fund charity work and campaigns.

Mr Brown left Number 10 after the May 2010 general election but remains the MP for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath.

His predecessor in Downing Street, Tony Blair, reportedly earns some £12 million a year on the lecture circuit and from other posts.

The latest figures for Mr Brown are contained in an updated entry in the House of Commons register of members' interests.

It shows he has earned:

more than £180,00 for his role as Distinguished Global Leader in Residence at New York University
£74,936 in fees and £20,165 in travel expenses for a speech organised by the ANAP Foundation, a charity promoting good governance, and Nigerian newspaper This Day
£61,637 for a speech to a Moscow bank, £62,108 for a speech to a South Korean business newspaper and £49,052 for a speech to King Saud University in Riyadh
an advance of more than £78,000 for Beyond the Crash - all proceeds from the book have been pledged to charity Piggy Bank Kids
an advance of £22,500 for a second book due out this year
Mr Brown has travelled all over the world for speeches and events, including a three-day trip to China paid for by the Chinese People's Institute for Foreign Affairs.

He has had other engagements in Kenya, Singapore, India and Switzerland. On several occasions, organisations have paid travel and accommodation expenses for both Mr Brown himself and members of his staff.

Some £997,000 in fees and about £293,000 in expenses have gone to the Browns' office which they set up to fund campaigns on issues such as improving education and cutting maternal death rates in the developing world.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-17072715


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Post by tigger on 17.02.12 13:22

Well, well, well. No wonder he doesn't have the time to represent his constituency in parliament where he (to my knowledge) hasn't been more than a handful of times. At least John Major carried on doing the job of MP he was being paid for, even after his defeat in the elections.

These handouts, lectures etc. are arranged long before the PM in residence loses his job. They are arranged in the 'corridors of power' in exchange for political advantage. Imo this only adds to the 'vitamin C3' (as a friend of mine called it - connection, corruption and cooperation).
One can do no better than look at the "Yes, prime minister' series. That's how it works.

Imo he is the worst PM the UK has ever had the misfortune to NOT elect. Blair and Heath coming a close equal second.

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Post by Guest on 17.02.12 13:25

Nearly £1 million in fees has been paid to the Office of Gordon and Sarah Brown to fund charity work and campaigns.

Any to the Find Madeleine campaign I wonder thinking

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Post by jd on 17.02.12 16:24

candyfloss wrote:Nearly £1 million in fees has been paid to the Office of Gordon and Sarah Brown to fund charity work and campaigns.

Any to the Find Madeleine campaign I wonder thinking

No wonder gordy doesn't want to the truth to come out winkwink

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Post by listener on 18.02.12 0:44

1.4 million! - Well that is PEANUTS compared to Blairs earnings!

And, apparently, most of the current cabinet are millionaires - some multy

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Post by tigger on 18.02.12 6:39

...more than £180,00 for his role as Distinguished Global Leader in Residence at New York University...

I missed that! spit coffee That is priceless! Well we have it on good authority (one Gordon Brown) that he personally saved the entire world. In that case it's not a lot of money really.

A bit further down it states that 127.000 has been given to charity. So their Fund is still looking fairly healthy. On the basis of his tireless work on behalf of TM I'd not be surprised if donation to charity included the Fund of TM.

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