Joanna Lumley, the woman with the hottest voice in all the world, says she now trusts Gordon Brown to ‘do the right thing’ with the issue of Gurkha settlements in the United Kingdom, and says the Prime Minister has taken this ‘into his own hands’.

PM Gordon Brown in front of a swastika

PM Gordon Brown unveils Gurkha management plan

Oo-er.  This is a bit of a pickle.  Putting things into Gordon Brown’s hands is not a good strategy for their successful resolution.  Just to recap (thanks to the wonder of Guido Fawkes’ Blog) on some of Brown’s latest exciting interventions failing to yield results:

Gordon Brown on Ricky Hatton’s chances against Manny Pacquiano:

“It’s going to be a tough fight but I know Ricky can beat anyone.  He will have the whole country behind him and I wish him the best of luck.”

Hatton went out in the second round to a knock-out.

Gordon Brown on British tennis star Andy Murray:

Andy Murray met  with Brown in late April, a week before his crash out of the Rome Masters tournament in the first round.

His worst result since last August.

Liverpool radio DJ Phil Easton dies after interviewing Gordon

In February, the prime minister  led the tributes to legendary Liverpool broadcaster Phil Easton. Gordon Brown was recently interviewed by him for his show on CityTalk. The PM said: “Phil was an accomplished and talented broadcaster who was on the top of his game when we met just a few weeks ago.

Brown visits Swindon, destroys car industry

During his visit Mr Brown also commented briefly on the current problems facing the car industry and Honda in Swindon. “We are working with all parties involved to improve the situation to help safeguard car production jobs and improve financing options for car buyers”

SwindonLife, January 9, 2009
Honda, Japan’s second-biggest carmaker, will tonight be mothballing its plant in Swindon, where the majority of its 4,200 British employees are based, in response to a slump in car sales. British workers at Honda will start an enforced four-month lay-off today against the backdrop of a further dire warning over the trading outlook from the Japanese car giant.
The Times, January 30, 2009

Workers face axe at Cwmbran PM visit factory

Around 40 workers at a Cwmbran factory  were on course to lose their jobs, just weeks after the firm was visited by Prime Minister Gordon Brown in January. Cwmbran’s Contour Premium Aircraft Seating announced a “proposed head count reduction” of up to 40 employees on Wednesday.

Brown curses Dundee Council, damns job prospects

“As you know I’m not long back from Washington DC and I said the people there that I couldn’t stay long because I was off to Dundee, They asked, Dundee Michigan, Dundee Illinois or Dundee Oregon? I said the original Dundee. They asked what state was it in? It’s in a great state, I replied. It’s got a Labour council.”

Not now it hasn’t. In a council by-election held in march 2009, Labour lost control of the council.
Gordon’s visit was followed by local job losses at NCR and Texol.