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Mr Brown wants a government 'of all the talents'
Junior ministers appointed

Gordon brown has finished forming his government, fulfilling his promise to bring talented people from outside Westminster into power. The prime minister’s stated intention of forming a government of “all the talents” was reinforced by the presence of Sir Alan West, Sir Digby Jones, and Lord Malloch Brown. The new ministers are required to take… Read more »

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Tories fight 'Brown bounce'
Tories resist retreat to the right

David Cameron’s wingmen have rallied around their leader as the Conservatives fend off the predicted Brown bounce. Successive opinion polls have seen Gordon Brown reclaim a poll lead against the Conservatives, who have reportedly been briefed to “hold their nerve”. Senior Tories have insisted the party will keep to the centre ground rather than retreating… Read more »