The Labour Party is to follow the example of Have I Got News For You and employ guest leaders after the sacking of Gordon Brown, party managers have confirmed. With the current front man looking untenable and in light of the difficulty experienced finding a suitable replacement for him, the government will have a series of ‘guest Prime Ministers’ who may be invited back for another go if they should do particularly well.
The current line up for guest Labour leaders are Alexander Armstrong, Boris Johnson, Clive Anderson, Jeremy Clarkson, Ann Widdecombe, Bruce Forsythe, William Hague, Anne Robinson and Mr Blobby. The initiative is expected to hand direction of party policy to a different politician or celebrity each week until the general election, after which it is hoped that a new permanent leader may have been found.
But a Liberal Democrat party spokesman claimed that Labour had stolen the idea from them. ‘We have been using a similar system since we tried out Charles Kennedy, and look where that got us. The irony is that he was actually quite good when he just stuck to going on Have I Got News For You.’