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The intermittent smiles that fluttered on Gordon Brown’s face after he emerged from Gillian Duffy’s house ought to mean she had forgiven him for saying she was a bigot. That done, he wrote and apologised to his party. Will he feel the need to apologise again on the BBC leaders’ debate tonight?

He could be forgiven for finding the experience trying. Whether to a single voter or the entire country, a leader admitting fallibility will always find…

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