Grave thought To get the election ball rolling Ray Boulger, senior technical manager at John Charcol, has sent Mole a joke about the Prime Minister. Ray is not a fan, it’s safe to say.
Brown goes on a state visit to Israel. While he is on a tour of Jerusalem he suffers a heart attack and passes away.
The undertaker tells the British diplomats accompanying the PM that they can have him shipped home for £5m or have him buried in the Holy Land for just £100.
The diplomats discuss this for a minute and tell the undertaker they want Brown shipped home.
The undertaker is puzzled.
“Why would you spend £5m to ship him home when it would be wonderful to be buried here and you’d only have to spend £100?” he asks. “With the money you save you could help pay off the deficit, put some money towards the Olympic Games or help the elderly.”
One of the diplomats explains.
“A man once died here, was buried and three days later rose from the dead. We just can’t take the risk.”
Late call It’s the season when everyone seems to be training for marathons or epic cycle rides. In that vein Brendan Farrell, a mortgage broker from Carshalton, got in touch to say that although he ran the Brighton Marathon yesterday it’s not too late for anyone that knows him to add to his sponsorship fund.
He ran in aid of Cancer Research UK, and payments can still be made by visiting www.runningsponsorme.org/ Brendanfarrell.