Put Brown's carcass on a meat scale and I doubt you'd get much change from 18 stone. Add his remaining spin-team and Spads, sundry journos and MoD minders and you've got pretty much a full-weight RAF flight to Afghanistan. The RAF already has an over-committed manifest; troops and their kit, rations, ammo, medical supplies and mail from loved ones all jockey for a place on the available flights.
So when Brown's monstrous government warns our troops in the field that they may be denied the vote in the coming elections because Bob Jobsworth's unfit-for-pupose shiny-arses can't fly their ballot papers out to Afghanistan on time, you smell the stench of political corruption and gerrymandering.
If flying Brown's carcass to Afghanistan for another photo-op during the election campaign displaces a flight-load of ballot papers, you can be sure the lads won't be best pleased. You don't have to ask which one they'd rather have, and which one is more use for their morale.