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The Brown supremacy

Gordon Brown is odds-on to be prime minister by 2008. How different from Blair would he be? What are his foreign policy ideas? What about his adamantine personality and his Scottishness? Admirers and critics speculate

By Irwin Stelzer   October 2004

Statist but prudentby Irwin Stelzer

Rupert Murdoch’s unofficial ambassador to Britain sees little to fear in a Brown premiership

It is not certain that Gordon Brown is headed for No 10 – the only person who might know when the job will be open is Tony Blair, and he isn’t saying. Besides, Blair is not in complete control of the timing: even if he decides that he needs another full term to accomplish his goals, there is always the possibility that events might intervene to put Brown into No 10 at some point during the next parliament. At…

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