As if he didn't have enough on his plate looking after the interests of the good people of Fife - Gordon Brown has accepted another 'roving role' at the World Economic Forum (WEF) which hold its annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland.
Gordon apparently has his sights set on a paid role at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) - worth £270,000 a year.
But in the meantime he will have to put up with his day job as a Westminster MP - where the pay and rations are not nearly so good.
Now I'm all in favour of people being supported by public money to retrain and find new work - though they normally have to be unemployed to qualify for this kind of financial assistance.
In this case the tax payer is forking out £65,738 a year in salary costs alone - for someone who is essentially operating as a part-time MP.
At a time when every public pound is under such scrutiny - shouldn't Gordon do the decent thing and either commit himself to being a full-time MP - or just resign and pursue a different career elsewhere?
All this swanning about in Switzerland - combined with regular trips to Abu Dhabi (see post dated 27 March 2011) - sounds a bit cuckoo to me.