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Laser printers were harmed in the wrecking of our economy

We’ve heard the tales, but now from the reliable Bloomberg

The strain shows, say current and former Brown aides: Among other things, it has inflamed a temper that has always been the subject of gallows humor among those who work with him, they say.

The prime minister, 58, has hurled pens and even a stapler at aides, according to one; he says he once saw the leader of Britain’s 61 million people shove a laser printer off a desk in a rage. Another aide was warned to watch out for “flying Nokias” when he joined Brown’s team.

Conosco’s IT support service has dealt with tricky clients, but this man is world class.