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Gordon Brown's Retirement

At last Gordon Brown decided to throw the towel in and resign. His cabinet colleagues decided it would be a worthy gesture to name a railway locomotive after him. So a senior 'Sir Humphrey' went from Whitehall to the National Railway Museum at York , to investigate the possibilities.

"We have a number of locomotives at the Museum without names," explained the Head Curator, "Mostly freight locomotives though."

"Oh dear, that's not very fitting for a prime minister," said Sir Humphrey. "How about that big green one, over there?" he said, pointing to a handsome green steam locomotive.

"That's already got a name" said the Head Curator, "Number 4472, it's called FLYING SCOTSMAN."

"Oh. Couldn't it be renamed?" asked Sir Humphrey. "This is a national museum after all, funded by the taxpayer."

"I suppose it might be considered," came the reply, "After all, the LNER renamed a number of their locomotives after directors of the company."

"That's excellent", said Sir Humphrey, "So that's settled then ... let's look at renaming 4472. But how much will it cost? We can't spend too much, given the expenses scandal!"

"Well", said the Head Curator, "We could always just paint out the F."

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