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Gordon Brown offers to lecture at $100,000

world Updated: Aug 19, 2010 22:03 IST
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Former British prime minister Gordon Brown is offering his services as a public speaker at a sum of $100,000 per lecture.

Brown has asked an agency to put his name forward for engagements in the Middle East and Asia, Fraser Nelson, editor of The Spectator was quoted as saying by the Independent.

Brown is also working on a book - "The Financial Crisis" - due to be published soon, and has expressed a desire to pursue charitable work and focus on development issues.

Nelson wrote on a blog that a source of the former prime minister said Brown has approached a speaking agency to represent him.

"It appears he is also trying to build up a large nest egg of his own: in the world of public speaking, with six-figure fees," Nelson wrote.

Anyone wanting to hire the former prime minister would have to provide five-star hotel accommodation, a first-class and three business-class seats on a plane, Nelson said.

A spokesman for Brown, however, said he was, at the moment, focussed on his book.

"Gordon has, of course, invitations to speak from around the world and a range of institutions. But he is focused on his constituency work and completing his book on the financial crisis," the spokesman said.

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