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Have I gone soft on Brown?

17 May 2007

2:37 PM

17 May 2007

2:37 PM

My political column has only just been published, and already I’m getting stick for being soft on Gordon Brown. Here’s my case: few can deny Brown has great political skills, unrivalled grasp of detail and is a masterful strategist. And he has character traits which may lead him to deliver many things Conservatives would applaud.  Like Blair, he needs to keep Thatcher’s old voters. He’ll certainly try to. And my column simply seeks to explain how.  Will he succeed? My hunch is not, and that he’ll lose the next election. But from now till then, we can expect the auld fox to use every trick at his disposal.


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