New labour old Vogon!
It's just come to me who Gordon Brown reminds me of, he bears a striking resemblance to the Vogon commander. I'm just so glad I've never had to listen to his poetry, his policies are bad enough.
The Vogons are a race characterised of their love of petty rules and regulations (is this ringing any bells yet). They're not very bright and they blunder on regardless of objections (clang clang) until some higher power (the EU perhaps) tells them regulation xxx.123 subsection zzz.1289 overrides any rule they wish to enforce.
The Vogons also act as the inter galactic police force (clang clang) bringing rogue planets into line and catching rule breakers.
Who would you cast as Marvin the paranoid android, I vote for Darling.