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What if… Gordon Brown had called an election in 2007?

Prospect's counter-factual column, this month by Rachel Sylvester.

By Rachel Sylvester   May 2015

Gordon Brown's portrait in 10 Downing Street, slightly below Blair's. © Dan Kitwood/PA Archive/Press Association Images

“Too. Many. Mistakes. Too. Many. Mistakes.” This was the phrase repeated by Gordon Brown when he was Prime Minister as he thumped the desk in front of him in time to the mantra.The biggest political mistake of all, of course, was the decision not to call an election in 2007—having let all around him hype up the possibility for…

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