Saturday, January 31, 2009

Davos and the Global Financial Chaos

Zyg &Mea by marguerita

"This is the first financial crisis of the global age" He says have no model to work with and are learning how to address this every day. Gordon Brown

Who is calling Gordon Brown?

We've all done it: been sat somewhere quiet – in a meeting, at the cinema or, God forbid, a church – and suddenly a mobile phone starts ringing. The shame of realising it's yours. Well, apparently it's not just us.

Gordon Brown looked slightly annoyed at the World Economic Forum in Davos when his speech was rudely interrupted by that most irritating of sounds. But when no one moved to switch it off, the realisation came and a red-faced prime minister was forced to admit: "I'm afraid that's my phone."

I don't remember any other leader being caught out in the same way, but when people's phones rang during Tony Blair's speeches he had a stock gag up his sleeve: "If that's Gordon, tell him I'm not making any spending commitments," he would say.

Sadly, Brown wouldn't tell reporters who it was on the line. Any ideas?

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