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Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Work and Pensions Secretary Yvette Cooper (L) meet staff as they visit a Job Centre Plus January 20, 2010 in Marylebone, central London, England

Gordon Brown appoints Yvette Cooper as his political heir

24 August 2015 17:39

Gordon Brown has announced he is backing Yvette Cooper in the Labour leadership contest. In a statement on his website, the former Prime Minister has revealed Cooper will be his first… Continue reading

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Gordon Brown tries to save his party

16 August 2015 15:48

Gordon Brown has just given one of his saving-the-world-at-the-last-minute speeches. He was speaking just as the ballot papers for his party’s leadership election are being sent out, and in keeping… Continue reading

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George Osborne’s ‘Living Wage’ will soon set wages for 11pc of UK workers

24 July 2015 10:55

George Osborne’s Budget plan to raise the minimum wage to £9.35 for over-25s was a surprise – which means it has not yet been much scrutinised. Ed Miliband’s £8 by… Continue reading

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Why is David Lammy getting beaten up for telling the truth about tax credits?

21 July 2015 20:08

Poor old David Lammy. At 11pm last night, the Labour mayoral hopeful tweeted that his mum had depended on tax credits so he supports them now. Twitter went wild, saying that they… Continue reading

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Former Prime Minister Tony Blair Appears Before The Committee Investigating The On The Runs Scheme

Revealed: The ‘Blairite’ crime policy that never was

21 July 2015 11:11

With rumours flying around the Commons that if elected, Labour leadership hopeful Jeremy Corbyn would appoint a Shadow Peace Secretary in the place of a Shadow Defence Secretary, Mr S… Continue reading

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PMQs Sketch: Cameron’s lurches to the left

15 July 2015 16:08

‘Put that on your leaflets,’ snarled Cameron at PMQs. Inwardly he was gloating. Labour voted against Tory welfare reforms last night so the PM was able to boast that Labour… Continue reading

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The New Labour influences on Osborne’s Budget

9 July 2015 12:56

George Osborne had a ringside seat for New Labour’s dominance of British politics and you could see the influence that this has had on him in the Budget. First, there… Continue reading

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Five tricks that George Osborne may pull in his Budget tomorrow

7 July 2015 11:30

It’s Budget day tomorrow, and as James Forsyth put it recently, George Osborne will never have a better time to do bad things. The Labour party is a complete mess,… Continue reading

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Ed Miliband Campaigns In Wales

Ed Miliband makes a return to frontline politics

1 July 2015 17:20

Ed Miliband was praised for his integrity by George Osborne after he returned to the Commons and gave a speech so soon after his election defeat. Although the Conservatives have been happy… Continue reading

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Gordon Brown former British prime minister speaks at the Scottish Labour Party launch to keep Scotland as part of the UK ON May 13, 2013 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Gordon Brown has a brass neck to blame the Tories for tearing apart the Union

12 June 2015 13:40

Gordon Brown has popped up in the Guardian today to warn that the evil Tories are going to destroy the Union. The former Prime Minister laments in an op-ed the government’s attitude towards Scotland… Continue reading

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The simple test Labour’s next leader must pass

15 May 2015 15:41

With Chuka Umunna out, the choice for Labour party members is simple. If they want to win the next election they will choose Liz Kendall as their next leader. There… Continue reading

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Will Ed and David’s relationship put off potential Labour leaders?

11 May 2015 17:43

David Miliband has just given a brutal interview to BBC News in which he took a few more words to say ‘I told you so’ about the way his brother… Continue reading

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Tristram Hunt: I am hugely in favour of yummy mummies

27 April 2015 13:24

After Gordon Brown was famously forced by Mumsnet members to reveal his favourite biscuit, Mr S was intrigued to see that Tristram Hunt had agreed to a Mumsnet chat of his… Continue reading

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Labour is pledging a £1m handout to Scottish foodbanks. Why not English ones?

24 April 2015 19:09

Gordon Brown is saying some strange things. He is being chased out of Fife by the nationalist genie that he pulled out of the bottle, but snarling at the SNP as he does… Continue reading

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This is a social media election. But in the most miserable, sinister way

24 April 2015 13:29

A friend of mine was notorious at university for photoshopping every single photo of her that went onto Facebook. Every snap in a nightclub or lounging on the beach went… Continue reading

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Gordon Brown's Speech Proposing Further Devolution To Scotland on March 10, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Gordon Brown laments the ‘constitutional revolution’ of his own making

26 March 2015 19:17

Given that Gordon Brown has hardly been seen in the Commons since losing power five years ago, it was a bit rich of him to say goodbye now. But the… Continue reading

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Is it really surprising that people think Ed Miliband is more of a toff than David Cameron?

25 March 2015 15:55

The most remarkable poll of the week was the one which suggested the British public find Ed Miliband more of a toff than David Cameron. It takes something to out-toff an… Continue reading

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Sarah Brown and Bec Astley Clarke at the launch of their charity bracelet

Gordon Brown’s jewellery gaffe at No.10

11 March 2015 12:14

Sarah Brown has teamed up with Astley Clarke to bring out a bracelet to raise funds for her Theirworld children’s charity. At the jewellery launch at Mondrian London, the company’s founder Bec… Continue reading

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Labour finally starts to articulate its vision for British business

10 February 2015 13:59

Why isn’t Ed Miliband at the British Chambers of Commerce annual conference? Ed Balls tried to defend his boss this morning as he arrived at the event, saying it was… Continue reading

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The latest polls suggest the SNP will take 55 of Scotland's 59 seats

The implosion of Scottish Labour means the battle for Britain has only just begun

4 February 2015 14:02

Gordon Brown is holding an adjournment debate on the union this evening, which comes after an Ashcroft poll which shows precisely what danger the union is in. If today’s polls… Continue reading

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Gordon Brown at Edinburgh University.

One of Gordon Brown’s undeniable achievements: breaking the Oxford mould

2 December 2014 16:43

Say what you will about Gordon Brown — and plenty have over the last 24 hours — but there is one achievement even his harshest detractors can not critique: he broke… Continue reading

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Gordon Brown Speech At Scottish Labour Headquarters

The best and the worst of Gordon Brown

1 December 2014 21:56

Tonight Gordon Brown announced he will stand down as an MP at the next election. Current political leaders have been paying tribute, with Ed Miliband calling his old boss a ‘towering… Continue reading

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Has the resurgent SNP scared Gordon Brown away from Westminster?

23 November 2014 8:31

It’s being reported that Gordon Brown has decided not to fight the next general election. Odd timing, you might think, he’s had almost five years to make up his mind… Continue reading

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An Afghan soldier mans the machine gun on a helicopter ferrying troops from Camp Bastion in Helmand province to Kandahar military base. October 12, 2009. (Photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Farewell to Afghanistan (for now)

26 October 2014 22:01

Britain has ended combat operations in Afghanistan. The war did topple the Taleban, but it hasn’t got rid of them. It has improved some things in Afghanistan – better roads,… Continue reading

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Gordon Brown Speech At Scottish Labour Headquarters

Anas Sarwar is favourite to lead Scottish Labour

25 October 2014 11:46

Now that Johann Lamont has quit as leader of Scottish Labour, bookies are now taking odds on her successor. Four of the eight most likely candidates are Westminster MPs and third-favourite is Gordon Brown… Continue reading

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