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Gordon Brown is the new Heathcliff
Brooding, controlling and miserable, yes. But would anyone want to put him in a novel?
Gordon Brown in 'brooding' mode
From The Telegraph:
The Prime Minister likened himself to Bronte's dark, brooding vengeful character who died a broken man haunted by the ghost of his former lover whose body he exhumed twice.
The comparison was made in an interview in New Statesman magazine which was designed to soften the image of Mr Brown.
His predecessor, Tony Blair, was a little like Farfrae from The Mayor of Casterbridge. Suggestions for Barack Obama gratefully received.
In the cinema Heathcliff has been played by Sir Laurence Olivier, Ralph Fiennes, and Timothy Dalton a former James Bond. One Labour MP, who declined to be named, said: "I can't see which one of those Gordon most resembles."
How about Cliff Richard in the Heathcliff, the musical? Yes, no word of a lie. Click here to prove that truth is cheesier than fiction: