Welcome to Twitter Mrs Brown, or should I say @SarahBrown10

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It’s one thing to have rock star comedians like Russell Brand on Twitter. Or talk shows hosts like Jonathan Ross. Or perhaps an erudite thinker, writer and presenter like Stephen Fry.

It’s quite another to have the Prime Minister’s wife on Twitter.

Whatever you think of her husband’s government – or, indeed, her husband – Sarah Brown is pretty well regarded by the bulk of UK society, and especially women. So it’s possibly worthy of note that Twitter has not only hit a rich seam of celebrities in the the UK, but is percolating nicely through to people who are highly likely to take the site even more mainstream.

How do I know it’s the real Sarah Brown? In the usual manner, I’ve had it confirmed by a source at Number 10. It’s definitely her either typing the actual tweets or authorising someone to do them on her behalf. “It’s not a spoof” said my well-placed source. Certainly, references to “Michelle and Carla” and phrases like “Back in UK ready to focus on G20 this week. I want to make sure the spouses get the most out of their stay in London” read like she typed them herself.

Right now she has 42 followers (I was number 42). Let’s see how many she has in a week. It will be an interesting test of Twitter’s mainstream adoption in the UK, if nothing else.

  • Tom G

    Ironic: If one had to suggest a symbol representing her husband’s prime ministership, the “Fail Whale” would be hard to beat.

  • Peter C

    no one cares what Gordon Brown has to say, let alone his wife.

    (oh I totally went *there*!)

  • http://www.devolute.net devolute

    All the labour MPs on twitter are welcoming her to twitter. Give it a while; she’ll say something she shouldn’t and then it’ll all kick off. Such is politics/ the internet.

  • http://afif1.wordpress.com muhammad afif effendi

    it’s wonderful that one of UK government member interact with people… wow, proud of you Mrs.Brown

  • Dawn Davies

    I would like to ask Mrs Brown if she can get her husband to ban the sale of foie gras in Britain. as this is a cruel and barbaric to ducks and geese.

  • ravi varma


    its great too msg u trough u r website. as iam the first time user of this site. y dnt u join the govt . it gives someextra boost too u r fallowers thank u.

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