No easy ride for under-fire ‘Stalinist’ Brown

The plan for Tony Blair to take the flak while Gordon Brown bided his time awaiting his inevitable coronation as British prime minister did not go to plan last week.

7th April, 2007

The plan for Tony Blair to take the flak while Gordon Brown bided his time awaiting his inevitable coronation as British prime minister did not go to plan last week.

The chancellor, who recently had to deal with accusations that he operates with ‘‘Stalinist ruthlessness’’, was forced to deal with allegations of both mismanagement and failure.

The first allegation relates to Brown’s decision ten years ago to scrap tax relief for...

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