A driver on his way home from work in London comes to a halt in a jam and thinks: This traffic seems worse than usual'
After a while, he notices a policeman walking towards him between the lines of stopped cars. He rolls down his window and asks:
'What's the hold-up?'
The Officer replies: 'Gordon Brown has stopped his car up ahead and is threatening to douse himself with petrol and set himself on fire.'
'He says he is fed up because everyone blames him for the sorry state of the economy.
He says he is unfairly taking the blame for the credit crisis, the rising cost of food and fuel and soaring taxes.
'Anyway, we're holding a collection for him'.
The driver asks: 'So how much have you got so far?'
The policeman says: 'About 30 gallons, but a lot of people are still siphoning.'