Saturday July 4, 2020

Brown’s headache: the genie is out of the bottle

With a young challenger waiting to pounce, can Gordon Brown mount an improbable recovery and ride out the storm engulfing Labour?

2nd August, 2008

With a young challenger waiting to pounce, can Gordon Brown mount an improbable recovery and ride out the storm engulfing Labour?

‘It’s the fundamental tragedy of a man who’s wanted a job for so many years, and has got it, and found out he can’t do it.”

That was how comedian Paul Merton described the increasingly beleaguered Gordon Brown some months ago on the TV show Have...

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