It's rumoured Gordon Brown has asked to be given a role in the Labour party's Holyrood campaign for the Scottish Parliament elections next year.
The leader of Labour's MSPs in the Scottish Parliament, Iain Gray, says that Brown's offer, in an unsolicited letter, has been taken up by the party as it begins its attempt to unseat Alex Salmond by this time next year.
I thought Mr Brown was going to spend his spare time undertaking charity work. Campaigning for the labour party could, I suppose, be loosely interpreted as such.
Tom Brown, Mr Brown's old school pal, believes that Gordon wants one of the world's most important economic jobs as head of the International Monetary Fund. IMK insiders are thought to consider the former PM the ideal candidate to take over when France's Dominique Strauss-Kahn's term ends in 2012. Internationally his reputation remains intact and he is admired for the way he tackled the global banking crisis. An IMF source said: "He is very well regarded."
Jobs for the boys right enough. Of course Gordon Brown is 'well regarded' by the IMF - he saved the jobs of his banking friends. The article does mention that David Cameron may try to veto the appointment though as he accuses Brown of creating Britain's economic mess.