Speaking in a peculiar but presumably honest interview in today's Guardian, Gordon Brown has said he would like to go into teaching when he leaves office. He has also admitted to being a poor communicator and admits he has lacked the ability to forward plan because he has had to concentrate on dealing with real time matters.
Not exactly great qualifications for teaching!
He also admits (I think understandably) he has been badly hurt by the recent attempts to force his resignation and:
"I'm not interested in what accompanies being in power. I wouldn't worry if I never returned to all those places - Downing Street, Chequers...And it would probably be good for my children."
Why then, did he fight and scheme so hard to take over the leadership from his predecessor, Tony Blair?
He also said:
"To be honest, you could walk away from all this tomorrow"
So why doesn't he?
Maybe it is because this interview reads as nothing more than a last ditch attempt to drum up support based on the nation's sympathy vote; he has, after all, tried everything else.
What we certainly do not need in these times is a leader who openly admits he is not up to the job.
I am finally coming round to the idea that it is time the removal men were called to Number 10!