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Gordon Brown is odds-on to be prime minister before the end of 2008. If it is well managed, the Brown transition could help to realise the centre-left’s dream of governing Britain for a generation. The still-popular framework of New Labour policy will remain in place, but a jaded electorate will be placated by a change of accent and appearance. Despite the recent flare-up in Blair-Brown tensions – fanned as usual by the two men’s courtiers – most of the contributors to our Brown symposium agree that the differences between them on the big issues remain slight. More counterintuitively, our Prospect/YouGov…

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