When even the Taiwanese, who are no slouches when it comes to political fisticuffs, think Gordon Brown's violence is worthy of ridicule then it is safe to say that he is officially a global figure of fun.
Update: I've just heard from a source* who works in Downing Street that Gordon Brown was heard screaming in his office "Fluctuations! Fluctuations!", but when Alastair Darling rushed in with a plan to stabilise sterling he found out that Brown was actually on the phone to the Taiwanese government complaining about this animation.
* Imaginary sources are equally valid.
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