The term 'would you buy a used car' from ex British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, is employed because his trustworthiness and competence are questionable. After his sale of century gold auction in 1999 the answer must be a resounding yes.
It is universally agreed that Brown's gold sale at the bottom of the market plus the announcement of his intentions in advance was the biggest blunder in British economic history, so on that basis one would probably get a cracking deal on a used car.
A big news item this morning was the decade long buy up of 570 tonnes of gold bullion by President Putin's Russia that coincides with the fourteenth anniversary of Gordon Brown's sale of nearly 400 tonnes of Great Britain's gold reserves and almost thirty years since the infamous Brinks Matt gold bullion heist at London's Heathrow Airport in 1984.
If this news is coupled with the German governments decision to repatriate its gold reserves from France and Fort Knox, then financial laymen can deduce that something is imminent with the worlds markets.
The British should have more cause for concern than other nations because of Brown's incompetence and his dedication to a socialist ideology. This will ensure that any further shocks to the global economy will have a bigger effect in Great Britain than in other advanced economies.
As Chancellor of the Exchequer and Prime Minister, Brown doubled the national debt during his tenure and his reckless spending of taxpayers money racked up the biggest deficit in peacetime history
Together with his fellow ideologues, Ed Balls and Red Ed Miliband, he looted the private sector pension funds to the point where the schemes are closed down to new employees and they will close altogether when the last member kicks the bucket.
Gordon Brown and his two boot boys, Balls and Miliband, are labelled deficit deniers for their absolute refusal to acknowledge the consequences of their incompetence.
Even his own minister, the well respected Frank Field, compared these three crooks with the appeasers of the 1930's who claimed there was no threat from Hitler.
In a final act of utter asinine banality, the outgoing socialist Chief Secretary to the Treasury, the follicley challenged ignoramus Liam Byrne, left a note for the incoming Secretary making fun of the fact that there was "no money left, good luck".
This note is also an admittance that they knew they had bankrupted the country and that it was a deliberate scorched earth policy to make it impossible for any incoming government to clean it up in a single term. To these socialist fanatics, politics comes before people every time.
For those readers who are not familiar with the current political situation in Great Britain, Red Ed Miliband is leader of the Labour Party and his fellow incompetent and political thug Ed Balls is his Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Gordon Brown was re-elected by the useful idiots of Kilcaldy and Cowdenbeath who's interests he ignores by not attending Parliament and by spending his time gallivanting around the world making millions from the contacts he made while in office.
In addition to these millions, he claims the maximum amount of taxpayer funded allowances and expenses for his non attendance in Parliament.
Due to the incompetence of the current office holders, David 'Call Me Dave' Cameron and George Osbourne, if an election were to be held in the near future, Labour would win and the two Ed's would be in a position to finish the job of destruction started by Phony Tony Blair and Gordon Brown in 1997.
As Great Britain enters its triple dip recession with the Treasury empty, the pension funds looted and half of the gold reserves given away by Brown, the current government have found the solution to the looming crisis of long term care for the elderly.
They plan to break their election promise on inheritance tax and charge motorists $240 per year to drive on the roads previously owned by the taxpayer but flogged off to their cronies in the private sector. Heaven forbid that they would ever consider cutting spending.
The Brown gold heist cost the British taxpayers in the region of $16 billion and he got away Scot free, while 'Little Britain' actor Peter Dixon was sent to jail for cheating the taxpayer out of $12,160 in false benefit claims.
While sentencing, Judge Gibson told Dixon "You were calculating and you showed serious disregard to the public who funded your dishonest claims".
I am looking forward to a front row seat on the day when Gordon Brown meets Judge Gibson in his courtroom.
In conclusion, an explanation for Russia's behavior in the gold markets was given by Evgeny Federov, a lawmaker for President Putin's United Russia Party. Take note all you Europhiles and Federalists.
"the more gold a country has, the more sovereignty it will have if there's a cataclysm with the dollar, the euro, the pound or any other reserve currency".