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Gordon Brown: I could walk away from this tomorrow:Politics:The Guardian


Katharine Viner in THE GUARDIAN: “Gordon Brown has admitted that he has been “hurt” by the personal attacks on him during the failed attempt to oust him this month, and said that he might move to teaching after he leaves office.

Speaking to the Guardian in his first interview since the attempted coup by Labour backbenchers, the prime minister made an unprecedentedly frank series of observations on his time in office, reflecting that the recent weeks have been the worst of his political life.

“To be honest, you could walk away from all of this tomorrow,” he said. “I’m not interested in what accompanies being in power. I wouldn’t worry if I never returned to all those places – Downing Street, Chequers … And it would probably be good for my children.”

In an apparent acknowledgement of criticism of a lack of vision at the heart of government, the prime minister said he had found it hard to focus on strategic planning “as you have to deal with immediate events, like if a bank’s going to go under”...more

via Gordon Brown: I could walk away from this tomorrow. Politics. The Guardian .

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