Gordon Brown can't watch Obama's DVD gift

200x190.jpgGordon Brown has been unable to watch a set of DVDs given to him by Barack Obama ... because they only work in America.

The Prime Minister had been given the set of 25 American movies by the President as a gift on his recent visit to Washington.

But now it looks like he should have watched them while he was over there, because when he tried to watch the movies back at Number 10, his DVD player just said 'Wrong Region."

This is because the DVDs - mocked as an inadequate gift compared to those Brown gave Obaba - are Region 1 working only on players in the United States and Canada, the UK falls in Region 2 with Central Europe.

That said, Brown is the most powerful man in the UK, could he not get someone to pop down to Asda and get a chipped region free DVD player for £12?
The box-set of DVDs included Star Wars, The Godfather, Citizen Kane, The Grapes Of Wrath, Raging Bull and Psycho, all of which could have been bought from HMV for about £25.

Brown meanwhile had gifted Obama an ornamental pen holder made from the timbers of the Victorian anti-slave ship HMS Gannet.

Oak from the Gannet's sister ship, HMS Resolute, was carved to make a desk that has sat in the Oval Office in the White House since 1880.

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