Prime Minister Gordon Brown has been criticized by Jedi supporters for inviting dark lord of the Sith Darth Vader to tea at 10 Downing Street.
Looking older and frailer, the former ruler of the Galactic Empire posed with the Prime Minister outside 10 Downing Street yesterday before going inside to discuss ‘a range of domestic and galactic issues.’
The move has angered more traditional supporters of the Labour Party, who still have bitter memories of in the brutal enforcement of Vader’s rule throughout the galaxy during the 1980s. But the new Labour Prime Minister insisted that he had always been an admirer of Darth Vader’s toughness and resolute approach although as a security precaution, the dark lord was not permitted to take his light sabre into Number 10. It also emerged that a pre-emptive attempt at even-handedness had backfired when an earlier invitation to key Jedi supporters had to be withdrawn after R2-D2 and CP-30 failed to get through the Downing Street metal detector.
Despite sounding increasingly breathless and wheezy, Darth Vader was keen to discuss his meeting with the Prime Minister and share a surprising twist with waiting reporters. ‘Gordon Brown is not my enemy,’ he announced. ‘He is my son.’