70,000 pounds per speech US lecture contract leaves Brown fuming

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London, May 24 (ANI): Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has been left fuming after being offered a 70,000-pound-a-speech contract to join the American lecture circuit.

According to the Daily Mail, Brown is angry over the fact that the deal is worth #330,000 an event less than what rival Tony Blair gets -- 400,000 pounds.

Brown has been keeping a low profile since resigning from the prime ministership earlier this month.

Agent Robert Walker, based in New York, said: "He may not have the -panache of a Blair or a Thatcher but he is a name."

The offer comes despite criticism of his speaking style. One former speechwriter for Tony Blair said: "Brown could make the lyrics to Agadoo sound like a funeral march." (ANI)

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