London: Downing Street sources today have revealed that before leaving Number 10, former Prime Minister Gordon Brown had forgotten to clear the browser cache on his Internet Explorer 7 application, leaving successor David Cameron access to his history, saved passwords, favourites, and default form entries.
Upon discovery of Brown's omission, an excited Cameron immediately called his best friend and new next-door neighbour, Chancellor George Osborne, into his office and the two browsed through the computer's contents whilst “giggling loudly”, insiders reported. Nick Clegg was reportedly not called to examine the contents of the computer, to which he was markedly disappointed, and walked around huffing for a while until a senior civil servant told Cameron to let Clegg in.
The story escalated when an anonymous source leaked the history contents onto the internet. Having sifted through the data, Brown's internet movements during his last few days in office reveal an interesting portrait of the man.
Most notably, on the Friday after the election Brown made numerous repeated visits to the wikipedia entries for 'Alternative Vote' and 'Proportional Representation'. Immediately after announcing his intention to resign on Monday he spent several hours editing his own wikipedia entry.
We can also reveal that Brown spent two hours on Friday night after the election browsing the website HotOrNot.com, rating the attractiveness of various females, presumably to console himself after his defeat. He then went on to visit Chatroulette.com, but left the site within seconds.
On Saturday he watched half of an episode of 'Dragons Den' on BBC iPlayer, and then spent the rest of the afternoon googling terms such as “how to start a business” and “tennis shoe business scotland” giving an impression as to what his plans are next.
The saved browser passwords also granted Cameron and Osborne access to Brown's Hotmail and Twitter accounts. Brown subsequently felt compelled to issue the following press statement: “Please ignore all messages from me. I do NOT have a tiny penis.”
Though they tried hard, apparently Cameron and Osborne could not find any pornography on the Windows XP based machine. At the time of going to press, the two naughty boys are currently getting ready for bed and therefore couldn't be reached for comment.