- London Mirror -
Gordon and Sarah Brown are prepared to make a life-changing move to the USA with their boys.
The couple indicated to friends they see their long-term future there - with the ex-PM tipped to head the International Monetary Fund in Washington when the job comes up in 2012.
Former Chancellor Mr Brown was widely praised for his role in fighting the global financial crisis. And before the election, as the Browns discussed their options with friends, Sarah said she expected him to take "one more big job".
A source said: "The unspoken assumption was it would absolutely not be a Tony-and- Cherie style retirement into riches, lucrative speaking dates and globe-trotting.
"Gordon would relish the IMF job - not for the status - for a chance to tackle world poverty."
Tackle it, as in "make it far worse".