This is not something that has been in the media here. I haven't even seen it in the Conservative media. But I heard about this and read about it on a few sites in the states and in Britian and it really seems like a slap in the face to Brown. Obama's Gifts To Brown Irk British Media : NPR President Barack Obama Gives British Prime Minister Gordon Brown DVD Swag, British Tabloids Fume | homemediamagazine.com London aghast at President Obama over gifts given to Prime Minister Brown List of 'offenses': Obama returned the bust of Churchill that was given as a show of solidarity. Obama gave Brown 25 dvds that probably won't even work overseas while Brown gave Obama a pen holder made from the wood of the British warship that was crucial in ending slavery AND a set of first edition books about Winston Churchill. Michelle Obama received designer clothes and jewelry from Brown's family for the kids and she gave Brown's kids toys from the Whitehouse gift shop. A State Department official was quoted as saying "There's nothing special about England. You're the same as the other 190 countries in the world. Obama canceled the state dinner and news conference. Later, he did hold a brief joint conference. So anyway, just curious what the average Brit thinks about it.