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Let’s have a heated debate!

Peter Mandelson says he is open to the idea of televised debates between Gordon Brown and David Cameron in the run up to the general election. Unsurprisingly, Cameron is also keen. Equally unsurprisingly, Gordon Brown is said to oppose the

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Gord blimey

I wasn’t really sure what to expect of Gordon Brown as Prime Minister. His ten years as Chancellor of the Exchequer were characterised by his dour persona – arguably necessary in such a position – and much discussed “prudence”. Where

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Hey Gordon, what’s for dinner tonight? Let me guess… chicken?

A cliché it may be, but a week really is a long time in politics. For a while back there it seemed a foregone conclusion that Gordon Brown would call a snap election to capitalise on Labour’s lead and that

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Shirley, you can’t be serious?

Gordon has only been PM for five minutes and already he’s doing weird things. Like asking Shirley Williams to advise on the issue of nuclear proliferation. This is the same Shirley Williams who was a complete embarrassment on Question Time

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He doesn’t exactly inspire conference

I suppose I should make some sort of comment about last week’s Labour conference in Manchester. There was really only one story for me: the Machiavellian undermining (intentional or not) of Gordon Brown’s keynote speech. Poor old Gordon Brown. So

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Keep your friends close, keep your enemies closer

Next door, in fact. Gordon Brown, being interviewed on Sky News yesterday, declared that Tony Blair is his friend, and always will be, despite the recent skirmishes in the Labour Party. He also denied having any involvement in the recent

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Thus spake Blairathustra

Well, Blair has retorted, in a pre-recorded statement of blandness during a visit to a school in north London. It started with an apology on behalf of the party, which was an interesting way to begin. Trying to distance himself

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