Tuesday March 31, 2020

Brown’s vision for a new Britain is clouded

Gordon Brown, the British prime minister, was last week warned by the Commons Speaker, Michael Martin, to use ‘‘temperate language’’ after accusing Conservative leader David Cameron of ‘‘misleading people’’.

27th October, 2007

Gordon Brown, the British prime minister, was last week warned by the Commons Speaker, Michael Martin, to use ‘‘temperate language’’ after accusing Conservative leader David Cameron of ‘‘misleading people’’.

It says something about how politicians view themselves that the fuss was not that Brown accused Cameron of misleading the public, but that he may have accused him of misleading parliament. The electorate may see some irony in...

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