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Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown has buddied up with the Greatest Living Briton by becoming a director of the World Wide Web Foundation.

The venerable Dr Brown, as he is repeatedly referred to in a statement released by the WWWF yesterday, will advise the foundation on ways to bring poor communities and world leaders closer together on the development of sturdy education programs.

“Africa is a new source of dynamism in the global economy,” said Brown.

“Initiatives designed to promote continuous and sustained growth will have a profound impact, not only on the future of African nations, but also our global society.

"I support Web Foundation’s mission to promote the advancement of the web, as well as access to it, especially in Africa where the web can act as a catalyst for economic growth.”

Gordy, who yesterday announced the formation of the Office of Gordon and Sarah Brown to help fund his charity work, was invited to join the board by Sir Tim Berners-Lee. ®

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Brown has a PHD in History relating to the Labour socialist movement from the University of Edinburgh, hence the Dr tag. Any self-respecting member of a board as respected as that of the WWWF should, quite rightly, be bestowed a lofty title. STB-L wins hands down of course, with his GLB moniker.

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