Despite confirming that the UK will, after all, support compensation claims being made against Libya by IRA victims’ families, Prime Minister Gordon Brown came under fire last night for putting his own fashion sense above the good of the nation. Having been strongly criticised for holding close links with Col. Gaddafi’s government, which at one time supplied the IRA with explosives, Mr. Brown has insisted that his motives for the sudden u-turn were just:
“My priority at the moment is to glean as much of Col. Gadaffi’s remarkable fashion expertise as possible. I mean, look at him…this is a man who epitimises 1980s chic. He’s forgotten more about style than I’ll ever know.”
Members of the opposition have been up in arms at the Prime Minister’s comments, accusing him of letting his ‘weird obsession with the 1980s’ get in the way of matters of international significance.
“It’s not the first time this has happened, either,” said Shadow Foreign Secretary William Hague. “Remember that time he missed the State visit of the President of Kenya because somebody had offered him a lift in a replica of the A-Team van? It’s unbelievable.”
When pressed further on the Libyan question, the Prime Minister simply glazed over before replying: “He sort of looks like an amazing cross between Lionel Richie and Tubbs from Miami Vice, doesn’t he…? Marvellous.”